UK’s Prince Andrew renounces royal patronages, military affiliations

Buckingham Palace said, on Thursday, that Prince Andrew has given up his military affiliations and royal patronage, Reuters reported on Buckingham Palace.

The move comes after Andrew’s lawyers failed to persuade a US judge to dismiss a civil case against him accusing him of sexual assault. Read more

“With the Queen’s assent and consent, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and the Queen’s royal patronage have been restored,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement.

“The Duke of York will continue to perform no public duties and will defend this cause as a private citizen.”

A royal source said Andrew would no longer use the title “His Royal Highness” in any official capacity and that his other roles would be distributed to other members of the royal family. They will not return to Prince Andrew.

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