Queen strips Prince Andrew of HRH title and military roles – BBC News

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

The Duke of York’s military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, Buckingham Palace has said.

Prince Andrew, 61, 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 – claims he has consistently denied.

A source close to the duke said he would “continue to defend himself” against the case brought in New York by Virginia Giuffre.

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.”

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by royal correspondents Nicholas Witchell and Helena Wilkinson.

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21 comments

Cruelty Torture January 14, 2022 - 6:12 AM

Should o happened long ago. Is the Firm trying to protect its image. Too little too late for many id wager.

FoodforThought January 14, 2022 - 6:12 AM

It is a positive act

Es Dee January 14, 2022 - 6:12 AM

Harry and Megs take note. Do not mess with her Majesty. She is an amazing woman. For a pompous ass like Andrew this must be absolutely devastating.

Irene Demoors January 14, 2022 - 6:12 AM

Maybe Diana, Princess of Wales was not so bad after all. Just sayin.

Bob Von Mart January 14, 2022 - 6:12 AM

Hey y'all. Is the 83 year old Alan Dershowitz still slipping his gnarled parsnip into underaged girls these days?

DOGUE January 14, 2022 - 6:12 AM

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B. Senta January 14, 2022 - 6:13 AM

Why is there no criminal investigation?

Crazy Cyclist January 14, 2022 - 6:13 AM

Andrew may be innocent epstein maxwell and verginia could have planned it and took the photo to bribe him. He could have slept with her but how do we know he knew her age or that she was trafficked? Epstein bribed others after entrapment so I read. What deas anyone really know? This is why people should never be convicted on cercumstatial evidence only irifutable proof without a reasonable doubt. People get convicted every day with reasonable doubt. Justice and fairness is a fairy tail

James Main January 14, 2022 - 6:13 AM

Once the queen goes, there will be very little appetite for the royal family in its current form. I can see a slimming down of the monarchy. It’s about time these lesser royals went out and got proper jobs. I have not one shred of sympathy for prince pinochio. He is the architect of his own demise. My sympathies are for the victims of these abusers.

adonai yah January 14, 2022 - 6:13 AM

Its what he deserves

FoodforThought January 14, 2022 - 6:13 AM

I guess he has more time to go to PIzza Express now

Elly Bell January 14, 2022 - 6:13 AM

BBC confused? Reporting fat Andrew is stripped of all titles…but still call him prince and duke of…🤡.

Ali Bhaloo January 14, 2022 - 6:14 AM

Lmao 😂😂💯

Geoffrey Sangany January 14, 2022 - 6:14 AM

Is he still "the Duke of York"?

DOGUE January 14, 2022 - 6:14 AM

Charles = redskin king jajaja

tony woodham January 14, 2022 - 6:14 AM

Long Overdue

Tralee Vocal academy January 14, 2022 - 6:14 AM

Poor Beatrice and Eugenie.

Jackie Holmes January 14, 2022 - 6:14 AM

Let’s do the same for Harry and his wife. Enough of this nonsense!

Rémy Bourgmeister January 14, 2022 - 6:15 AM

His Royal HÃNUS.

fireflymoon January 14, 2022 - 6:16 AM

👍

Hit the Bottom and Escape January 14, 2022 - 6:16 AM

Walter White's new day job, driving Prince Andrew around in a Range Rover..