Queen Removes Prince Andrew’s Military Roles, Patronages

Queen Elizabeth II has stripped Prince Andrew of all his honorary military titles and royal roles in charities and other civic groups.

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Souvenirs are displayed for sale in the window of a shop with a reflection of Windsor Castle, in Windsor, England, where Prince Andrew residence is nearby in the grounds of Windsor Great Park, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022. A judge has — for now — refused to dismiss a lawsuit against Britain's Prince Andrew by an American woman who says he sexually abused her when she was 17. Stressing Wednesday that he wasn't ruling on the truth of the allegations, U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan rejected an argument by Andrew's lawyers that Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit should be thrown out at an early stage because of an old legal settlement she had with Jeffrey Epstein, the financier she claims set up sexual encounters with the prince. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has stripped Prince Andrew of all his honorary military titles and royal roles in charities and other civic groups, Buckingham Palace said Thursday, amid a growing furor over allegations he sexually abused a teenage girl supplied to him by financier Jeffrey Epstein. More than 150 British navy and army veterans had written to the queen asking her to strip her second son of all his military ranks and titles…

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