Prince Andrew loses military titles and use of royal patronages

Written by on January 14, 2022

The Duke of York’s military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, Buckingham Palace has said.
Prince Andrew will also stop using the style His Royal Highness in an official capacity, a royal source said.
It comes as he faces a US civil action over sexual assault allegations.
A source close to the duke said he would “continue to defend himself” against the case brought in New York by Virginia Giuffre.

Duke of York, Prince Andrew
Titanic Belfast, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “With the Queen’s approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen.
“The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.”
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defense said it had no comment about the duke’s military titles being handed back to the Queen, and that it was a matter for the palace.
Paul Ayorinde

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