Prince Andrew (61) did not meet the standards of the British military, was the unanimous opinion of the authors of the letter. “If this were any other high-ranking military officer, it would be out of the question that he would still be in office,” the letter went on to say. The Queen is therefore being asked to withdraw all remaining military titles and ranks from her second eldest son.
“We understand that he is your son”
“We understand that he is your son, but we are writing to you as Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces,” note the writers. These steps could have happened a long time ago, but shouldn’t be postponed any longer.
A trial against Prince Andrew has come a little closer with the decision of a court in New York on Wednesday: The judge rejected the objections of Andrew’s lawyers who wanted to nip the lawsuit in the bud.
The second eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II is charged with sexual abuse in connection with the affair of the convicted US sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
The American Virgina Giuffre accuses the prince of having sexually abused her around 20 years ago as a 17-year-old. Accordingly, it was brokered by the now deceased US multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew categorically denies the allegations. The Queen’s son has resigned from his public duties as a member of the Royal Family since the allegations became known, but has so far retained the military title.