British Prince Andrew surrenders titles: "He will defend himself as a private person"

Britain’s Prince Andrew surrenders his military titles and other tributes. This has been announced by the British royal family. Andrew (61) is accused in the United States of repeatedly abusing a then 17-year-old girl in 2001.

“With the Queen’s approval, the Duke of York has returned his military titles and royal patronages to the Queen,” it said in a statement from Buckingham Palace. “The Duke of York continues to undertake no public engagements and is defending himself in this lawsuit as a private citizen.”

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Prince Andrew is being sued in the United States by Virginia Giuffre. The now 38-year-old woman says that the prince abused her on three different times in 2001 – when she was 17 years old. That abuse took place in the circles around the wealthy businessman and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, who allegedly ordered Giuffre to have sex with the prince. Andrew, Queen Elizabeth’s second-oldest son, has always denied those allegations.

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On Wednesday, a New York judge ruled that Giuffre’s lawsuit may continue after Prince Andrew’s lawyers requested that the case be dropped on the grounds that there was an agreement between Giuffre and Epstein in which the woman pledged not to sue. to intensify the abuse. The case could occur between September and December.

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