Prince Andrew stripped of his military titles

Published on : 13/01/2022 – 19:13

Prince Andrew, son of Queen Elizabeth II targeted by a complaint for sexual assault in the United States, was stripped Thursday of his military titles and sponsorships of associations. A decision announced by Buckingham Palace the day after the refusal of American justice to file the civil complaint of the complainant, Virginia Giuffre, one of the many victims of the sex crimes of American financier Jeffrey Epstein.

Prince Andrew was stripped, Thursday, January 13, of his military titles and sponsorships of associations, the day after the refusal of American justice to file the civil complaint who accuses the son of Queen Elizabeth of sexually assaulting a minor.

“With the Queen’s consent and approval, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen. The Duke of York will continue not to hold public office and is defending himself in this matter as a private citizen,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement, implying that Queen Elizabeth II will not fund her legal fees.

Earlier today, more than 150 British Army veterans called on the Queen to strip the former helicopter pilot, who distinguished himself during the Falklands War, of his titles.

In this letter published by the group opposed to the monarchy Republic, the signatories accused the prince of having failed in the obligations of “probity, honesty and honorable behavior” which have the British military.

Prince Andrew, 61, is being sued in civil proceedings in New York by the American Virginia Giuffre, 38, who accuses him of having had sex with her when she was 17. She would have been delivered to the prince by pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, friend of the Duke of York.

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The prince strenuously denied the charges. But after a calamitous interview in 2019, he retired from public life.

The New York decision came as the Queen had just announced the program of festivities that will mark her 70th anniversary this year, with parades, concerts and pudding competitions.

With AFP

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