Rome, January 13, 2022 – Il Prince Andrew, third child of Queen Elizabeth II, he was stripped by his mother all of his assignments officers and military ranks honorifics that he held in the name of the royal house in Great Britain, after the decision of the US justice of do not file the case civil law filed against him for alleged sexual abuse. The Duke of York, 62 next month, was in fact involved in the accusations of one of the alleged victims, the minor Virginia Giuffre, of the late American pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein, tycoon accused of procuring minors for high-ranking friends. “With the Queen’s approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronage have been returned to the Queen,” reads a Buckingham Palace dry note.
The renunciation, officially made by the prince himself, but agreed with the queen (therefore in fact ordered), concerns the historically assigned roles Andrea representing the Windsor dynasty as patron of charitable or cultural associations. But above all the various military commands of honor, starting with that of colonel of the prestigious department of Grenadier Guards, inherited from the late father Filippo, so far covered with pride also in his capacity as a veteran of the armed forces decorated for his participation in the front line in the war of the Falklands / Malvinas fought by the United Kingdom against Argentina.
Andrew’s military titles had in fact already been suspended in 2019, when he had withdrawn from any representative activity of the Crown, but had not been formally withdrawn to date. “The Duke of York – continues the note in reference to the suspension already in place of the prince from any official activity of representation of the monarchy – will continue not to carry out public commitments” during the duration of the case “and will defend himself in this case as a private citizen“.
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