It was reported that the Queen herself had taken Prince Andrew to the palace in Windsor and told her personally that she was no longer entitled to the “royal majesty” address, and withdrew her military titles and position in the British royal family with immediate effect. At the private interrogation, the 95-year-old queen also told her son that does not take on more public appearances, and as a simple commoner, he has to go through the lawsuit against him in the United States, wrote New York Post.
However, according to sources close to the royal family, the queen will not support Andrew from her estate to cover the costs of the trial. However, the family’s black lamb is said to receive about $ 320,000 a year from the queen. After all, it is clear that the Prince of York will not be representing the royal family at the large-scale celebrations planned for his mother’s platinum jubilee this year, the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. He will not be there in the spring at the funeral service planned for the anniversary of the death of his father, Prince Philip, who passed away a year ago, at Westminster Abbey.
A very loud statement from Buckingham Palace on Thursday also reveals that since II. Queen Elizabeth is also the head of state and thus the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, so the military titles taken back from Prince Andrew will return to the queen, who will eventually donate them to other, more deserving ones.
The Duke of York – the heir to the heir to the throne of Charles, the ninth in the British succession order – was a helicopter pilot for the British Royal Navy for 22 years and took part in actual and dangerous deployments in the bloody war with Argentina in 1982 for the Falkland Islands. Andrew Prince has held the rank of Admiral since 2015, and has been honorary or de facto commander of eight different units of the British Royal Air Force (RAF) and the Army.
The Queen’s decision was preceded by an open letter from 150 veterans of the RAF, the Royal Navy and the Land Army asking the Queen to deprive Andrew prince from his honorary military titles. As they wrote in their open letter:
Officers in the British Armed Forces must meet the highest standards of integrity, honor and decent living. Requirements that Prince Andrew does not meet. “
Things have gotten worse today
The plagues come through, at least in the life of Prince Andrew. Today, one of the Labor representatives of the city of York came up with the idea that Andrew would relinquish his title as Prince of York, because what can be attributed to his name is unacceptable and unacceptable for the city and damages the city’s reputation a lot, he wrote. Guardian.
Neither the Prince nor Buckingham Palace has responded to this latest suggestion. Incidentally, five members of the royal family have lost the “royal majesty” address in recent years. Among them was Princess Diana, who was deprived of her name when she divorced Prince Charles. However, Prince Andrew and his first wife, Princess Sarah of York, lost their address when they divorced. They were recently followed by Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, when they decided not to take the burdens of royal existence and stand on their own two feet.
The lawsuit of Prince Andrew
According to a lawsuit filed in the United States, a member of the British ruling family committed sexual violence against Virginia Roberts Giuffre at the home of Jeffrey Epstein’s fence, Ghislaine Maxwell, in London, as well as the home of the late billionaire in Manhattan and the Virgin Islands. The woman claims she was 17 years old at the time.
As we wrote, a U.S. federal judge ruled that the case against the Duke of York could continue. According to the judge, Virginia Giuffre specified the locations and circumstances of the sexual harassment and who she was accusing him of. The lady said she was still a minor when American financial tycoon Jeffrey Epstein forced her into sexual acts with her friends, including Prince Andrew, who was aware she was only 17 at the time. The prince denied the allegations all along.
Meanwhile, it turned out that Epstein had an agreement with Giuffre back in 2009 in which he bought his silence. He will receive five hundred thousand dollars, in return he will not accuse any of Epstein’s peers in the future. Prince Andrew and the defense, referring to this document, which became public last week, claimed that the woman had violated its contents and asked for the proceedings against her to be stopped.
However, according to Giuffre’s lawyer, the agreement does not apply to Prince Andrew, as he was not previously aware of the document’s existence. The lawsuit against a member of the British royal family could continue sometime between September and December this year.
(Cover photo: Elizabeth II and Prince Andrew on June 22, 2017. Photo: Chris Jackson / Getty Images )