Britain’s Prince Andrew to give up military title, sponsor: Palace | News

The move comes after Andrew’s lawyers failed to persuade a U.S. judge to dismiss a civil lawsuit against him that accused him of sexual assault.

Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, who faces a U.S. civil lawsuit over sexual assault, has relinquished honorary military and charitable roles, Buckingham Palace said.

A statement on Thursday said: “With the Queen’s approval and consent, the Duke of York’s military affiliation and royal patronage have been returned to the Queen.”

“The Duke of York will continue to hold no public responsibility and defend the case as an ordinary citizen.”

The move comes after Andrew’s lawyers failed to convince a US judge fired A civil lawsuit against him accusing him of sexual abuse.

A royal source said Andrew would no longer use the title “His Royal Highness” in any official capacity and his other roles would be assigned to other members of the royal family. They are not going back to Prince Andrew.

Andrew, a former Royal Navy helicopter pilot who fought in the 1982 Falklands War, has been charged with sexual assault Virginia Giuffre when she was 17 years old.

Giuffre charges the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein Lending her out to have sex with his rich and powerful colleague.

The news comes after more than 150 Royal Navy, Royal Air Force and British Army veterans wrote to the Queen calling on her to strip Andrew of his ranks and titles in the military.

The 95-year-old head of state is the commander-in-chief of the army, navy and air force.

“It is inconceivable that if this were any other high-ranking officer, he would still be in office,” the veterans wrote in a joint letter made public by the anti-monarchy pressure group Republic.

“Officers in the British Armed Forces must adhere to the highest standards of honesty, honesty and honourable conduct.

“These are standards that Prince Andrew falls far short of,” they wrote, adding that he “brought notoriety to the services associated with him”.

Al Jazeera’s Jonahle from London reported that Andrew had become toxic to the monarchy.

“He may [also] Poisonous to the Queen. He is her favorite son, her second son.

“This is a very important year for her [as it marks her platinum jubilee celebration, 70 years on the throne], and it is clear that he is now more deeply involved than ever in sexual assault allegations that he had hoped until recently might have been put aside,” Hull added.

Senior members of the British royal family are usually appointed honorary heads of military units, with the Queen’s approval.

Andrew is an honorary colonel of the Grenadier Guard, whose soldiers guard Buckingham Palace in distinctive bearskin caps and red robes.

Royal Patronage is an association with charities and other organisations.