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Prince Andrew’s military affiliations and royal patronages returned to the Queen


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Prince Andrew has had all of his military titles and royal patronages taken away – and will no longer style himself “His Royal Highness”.

In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “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.”

“His Royal Highness” has been dropped and all of the Duke of York’s roles with be redistributed to other members of the Royal Family and will not be returned to him, a royal source said.

The source added that Prince Andrew’s position has been widely discussed amongst the Royal Family.

The Duke of York is facing a civil sex case trial in the US over allegations of sexual assault. He is being sued by Virginia Giuffre, formerly known as Virginia Roberts, who claimed he “committed sexual assault and battery” upon her when she was a teenager.

Ms Giuffre alleges that she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein, the late disgraced financier, to have sex with Andrew when she was 17.

The Duke of York has denied the claims.

 Sky News

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