Queen Strips Son Prince Andrew His Title
Queen Strips Son Prince Andrew His Title.
Prince Andrew of Britain was stripped by his mother Queen Elizabeth II, of his military affiliations and royal patronages as he continues fighting a New York lawsuit that accuses him of sexually abusing an underage girl, while she was under the clutches of sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein.
Virginia Giuffre, the accuser, alleges she had sex with Andrew at Epstein’s procurer, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwells request.
The Duke of York will continue to refrain from perfoming any public duties and will fight this case as a private citizen, Buckingham Palace stated.
He was stripped on Thursday by his mother Queen Elizabeth II. of his military affiliations and royal patronages as he fights a New York lawsuit that accuses him of sexually abusing an underage girl while she was in thrall to sex criminal Jeffrey Epstein.
Andrew also will no longer use the style “His Royal Highness” in any official capacity, according to a royal source, Reuters reported.
The news agency also reported that Andrew’s official roles will be handed to other members of the royal family.
With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen, Buckingham Palace said in a statement.
The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.
Virginia Giuffre claims in her Manhattan federal court lawsuit that she had sex with the prince several times at the direction of Ghislaine Maxwell, who recently was convicted at a criminal trial in the same court of procuring other underage girls to be sexually abused by Epstein.
Everyone on social media has a different reaction to the news as netizens hope the truth will finally come out and everything will go back to normal.