On Thursday, it was introduced that as he continues to face scrutiny over his alleged sexual assault of Virginia Roberts Giuffre when she was 17, his army affiliations and royal patronages are being returned to Queen Elizabeth II.
As well as, a royal supply instructed Fox Information Digital that Andrew will not use his HRH title — “His Royal Highness” — in any official capability, and now a brand new report suggests it was his personal mom who introduced down the hammer.
The New York Submit reviews that Andrew visited Windsor Palace on Thursday morning, the place Queen Elizabeth instructed him that every one his remaining army titles and royal patronages had been to be revoked.
Moreover, he was reportedly instructed by the Queen that he’d need to face his upcoming lawsuit as a non-public citizen. Royal sources instructed the outlet that it is believed Prince Charles and Prince William — each future monarchs — mentioned the difficulty with the Palace.
Andrew is much from the primary royal to cease utilizing an HRH title, even lately, as Prince Harry, his spouse Meghan Markle and his mom Princess Diana all stopped utilizing theirs, as did Andrew’s ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.
“The distinction between the assertion that the Queen made about Harry and Meghan and Andrew couldn’t be extra telling,” a royal supply instructed the Submit.
When Harry and Markle left their posts, Elizabeth’s assertion mentioned she was “saddened” by their leaving, however that they “stay a lot beloved family members.”
Her assertion concerning Andrew launched on Thursday, then again, was extra according to her historically stoic perspective.
“With The Queen’s approval and settlement, The Duke of York’s army affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen,” the assertion mentioned. “The Duke of York will proceed to not undertake any public duties.”
“There was nothing from the Queen about her disappointment or dismay, nothing emotional in any respect,” the royal supply identified. “It was so chopping.”
On Wednesday, a choose refused to dismiss a lawsuit towards the British prince by the American lady who mentioned he sexually abused her when she was 17. Andrew has lengthy denied Giuffre’s allegations.
Fox Information’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report