These announcements come the day after the refusal of American justice to classify the civil complaint which accuses the prince of sexual assault.
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 which accuses the son of Queen Elizabeth of sexual assault on a minor.
«With the Queen’s consent and approval, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronages were returned to the Queen. The Duke of York will continue not to hold public office and is defending himself in this case as a private citizen“Said Buckingham Palace in a statement, suggesting that Queen Elizabeth II will not fund her legal fees.
Retired from public life since 2019
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 behaviorthat the British military have.
Prince Andrew, 61, is being sued in New York by 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 the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, friend of the duke of York. 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.