Britain’s Prince Andrew Stripped of All Titles as Epstein Accuser’s Suit Proceeds

Britain’s Prince Andrew Stripped of All Titles as Epstein Accuser’s Suit Proceeds

has stripped of his military titles, charities and patronages.

Andrew, 61, is the third child of Elizabeth and the recently deceased Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Known as the party prince, Andrew’s close friendship with and slowly made him a pariah.

Yesterday, a judge in the United States ruled against Andrew’s legal team’s motion to dismiss a civil lawsuit brought against him by Virginia Giuffre. Giuffre alleges that Epstein forced her to perform sex acts on Andrew when she was 17.

After Epstein’s death in a Manhattan jail cell, Andrew sat down with BBC Newsnight’s Emily Maitlis. Andrew believed he could clear his name by, among other things, explaining why he thought a photograph of him and Giuffre was fake.

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The prince was reportedly happy with his car crash of an interview at the time.

The public was less so.

For the British royal family, the interview was the defining moment in Andrew’s public life. However, it didn’t only affect Andrew. Indeed, the very future of the monarchy is on shaky ground these days.

The BBC News further reports:

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.”

All Prince Andrew’s roles have been returned to the Queen with immediate effect, and will be redistributed to other members of the Royal Family, a Royal Source said.

He will stop using the title ‘His Royal Highness’ in any official capacity, they added.

Recent polls show that younger Brits only narrowly favor keeping the monarchy, which is a dramatic drop off from their elders.