Queen Strips Prince Andrew of All Military Titles and Patronages:
Buckingham Palace announced Thursday that Queen Elizabeth has stripped her son Prince Andrew of all military titles and patronages and he will no longer be entitled to use His Royal Highness (HRH) as a form of address.
The action – effective immediately – means he is now forced to defend his sexual abuse case in a U.S. court as a “private citizen.” The civil case, brought by Virginia Giuffre, is due to move into a discovery phase soon where Andrew may have to sit for an interview under oath – known as a deposition.
The decision is understood to have been taken following wide discussions amongst the Royal Family.
It comes on the same day more than 150 UK military veterans wrote to Queen Elizabeth and asked her to strip Andrew of his honorary military titles.
Their demand follows his relationship with the late, disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, as Breitbart News reported.