Prince Andrew, the third son of Queen Elizabeth, has returned to the sovereign all his residual official posts and honorary military ranks that he held in the name of the royal house in Great Britain after the decision of the US justice not to dismiss the civil case brought against him for alleged sexual abuse. The Duke of York, 62 next month, was caught up in the allegations of one of the alleged victims of the late American pedophile billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.
The renunciation, made officially 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 the Grenadier Guards, inherited from the late father Filippo, so far covered with pride even in his capacity as a veteran of the armed forces decorated for his participation in the front line to the Falklands / Malvinas war fought by the United Kingdom against Argentina. “With the approval and the Agreement of the Queen – reads a dry note released tonight from Buckingham Palace in the aftermath of the decision of the American justice concerning the continuation of the civil case brought by Veronica Giuffre against Andrea – the military affiliations and Royal patronages of the Duke of York were returned to His Majesty’s hands. “The Duke of York – continues the note in reference to the suspension already in place for several months 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 cause” and will defend himself in the scope of this case as a private citizen “.