Prince Andrew Stripped of All Titles Amid Abuse Allegations

Prince Andrew Stripped of All Titles Amid Abuse Allegations

  • In the wake of growing abuse allegations against Prince Andrew, the royal has been stripped of all his military and royal titles
  • The Palace made the announcement just days after a judge ruled against dismissing a lawsuit made his complainant
  • While Queen Elizabeth's son will still be referred to as "His Royal Highness" he can't use the title in any official capacity

Prince Andrew has officially been stripped of all his royal and military titles as details of his involvement in the Jeffrey Epstein saga become clearer.

Buckingham Palace made the announcement on Thursday, just a day after a US court ruled the abuse case against the Prince could go ahead.

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Prince Andrew has officially been stripped of all his royal and military titles. Image: Getty
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The Palace wrote:

"With the Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen."

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The Queen's son is accused of engaging in inappropriate activities with Virginia Giuffre, a woman who alleges she was trafficked to the royal by Epstein when she was just 17 years old, CNN reports.

She also maintains that Prince Andrew knew she was underage at the time of the abuse.

The Prince, who continues to deny the claims, holds on to the title of "His Royal Highness" but may not use the title in any official capacity, BBC News reports.

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Meanwhile, an armed intruder had been arrested at Windsor Castle, where Queen Elizabeth II and some of her family were spending Christmas.

A 19-year-old was arrested on the castle grounds armed with a weapon.

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A statement from the police stated that the man was arrested after several place units responded to the security breach.

Authorities said that the man, from Southampton, did not access any buildings. Police Superintendent Rebecca Mears said:

"The man has been arrested on suspicion of breach or trespass of a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon. He remains in custody at this time.
"Members of the Royal Family have been informed about the incident."


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