Prince Andrea he will no longer be ‘His Royal Highness’ on any official occasion. This was stated by a royal source quoted at Guardian, after Buckingham Palace announced that “with the approval and agreement of Queen Elizabeth, i military titles and royal patrons of Prince Andrew were returned to the Queen“. The Duke of York, son of the sovereign, will have to face one civil case after the American justice rejected the request for dismissal of the accusations of sexual abuse brought against him by the American Virginia Giuffre, at the time a minor, one of the alleged victims of the financier Jeffrey Epstein.
The renunciation of military posts and ranks, made officially by the prince himself, but agreed with the queen (therefore in fact ordered), concerns the historically assigned roles Andrea representing the dynasty of Windsor as patron of charitable or cultural associations. But above all the various military commands of honor, starting with that of colonel of the prestigious department of the Grenadier Guards, inherited from his late father Filippo, held so far also in his capacity as a veteran of the armed forces decorated for his participation in the front line in the war of the Falkland/Malvinas fought by the United Kingdom against Argentina.
“The Duke of York – reads the note of the English royal house in reference to the suspension of the prince from any official activity of representation of the monarchy – will continue not to carry out public commitments” during the duration of the case “and will defend himself in this case as a private citizen “.