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Queen Elizabeth removes the role of the army and the “favorite son” of the HRH title

Buckingham Palace has announced the removal of Prince Andrew from his royal mission during the impending sexual assault of civilians.

Andrew vehemently denied his allegations and defended his friendship with Epstein, who was convicted in 2019. (AFP)

Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, was faced with a US civil lawsuit for sexual assault, and a dramatic move effectively stripped him of his position in royal life.

British media quoted an unnamed royal source on Thursday saying they would not use the title of “His Highness” (HRH) to nominate senior members of the royal family in any position.

“The Duke of York continues to take on public affairs and defends the case as a civilian,” the statement said.

This move came after Buckingham Palace announced that it had abandoned his prestigious military title and charitable role when the US incident was imminent.

A New York judge dismissed Andrew’s lawyer’s attempt to dismiss the proceedings filed by Virginia Robert on Wednesday.

Jufre, 38, accused Andrew, often referred to as the Queen’s “favorite son,” for sexually assaulting her in 2001 when she was 17, and claimed to have been handed over to him by Jeffrey Epstein. did.

Andrew, who violently denies the allegations, was forced to quit public life after a tragic interview in 2019.

read more: Prince Andrew participated in the proceedings of sexual abuse whistleblower Giuffre

“Insufficient financial solution”

More than 150 Royal Navy, Royal Air Force, and Royal Army veterans wrote to the Queen, calling on Andrew to deprive him of his rank and title.

“Even if this is another senior officer, it is unlikely that he is still in the post,” they wrote in a joint letter published by the Republic of the Anti-Monarchical Pressure Group.

Andrew is the Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, whose soldiers guard Buckingham Palace with a unique bear fur hat and red tunic.

Andrew may have to respond to Jufre’s accusations from the United Kingdom with recorded testimony records unless the appeal or settlement is successful.

David Boies, one of Giuffre’s lawyers, said on Wednesday that his clients did not rule out the deal, but the monetary settlement would not be sufficient.

“It is very important for Virginia Robert that this problem is resolved in a way that proves her and the other victims,” ​​he said.

Royal historian Anna Whitelock said Andrew “has no good choice.” She said the monetary agreement would also raise questions about where the money came from.

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