Prince Andrew returned all military ranks to the Queen

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The British Prince Andrew, who’s going through a civil lawsuit in the United States by the American Virginia Giuffre in reference to the allegations of sexual assault, has renounced all his honorary military ranks, in addition to royal patronage over charities.

“With the Queen’s consent and in settlement along with her, the military ranks and royal patronages of the Duke of York had been returned to the Queen (Elizabeth II),” acknowledged in the assertion.

The choice got here after greater than 150 veterans of the armed forces despatched the Queen a letter requesting the removing of Prince Andrew of all his military titles, in accordance to the AP company.

Prince Andrew, the second son of Queen Elizabeth II, will defend herself as a non-public particular person in the aforementioned case of sexual harassment, the palace in London added.

Giuffre claims that at the age of 17, the now deceased billionaire and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell “dragged” her into Europe and compelled her to have intercourse with their wealthy and influential acquaintances, together with Prince Andrew. She sued him in August for allegedly sexually assaulting her in 2001 when she was 17 years previous. According to her, the assaults came about in properties belonging to Epstein and Maxwell. A New York decide on Wednesday rejected Prince Andrew’s request to overturn Giuffre’s lawsuit.

Prince Andrew has lengthy denied the allegations, claiming he had by no means had intercourse with Giuffre. Although the prince has not but been charged with a criminal offense, he was disadvantaged of all the duties of a member of the royal household in 2019 due to a scandal surrounding his friendship with Epstein.

Authors: TASR, mar

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