It’s official, Prince Andrew lost his military titles and sponsorships this Thursday, January 13, as Buckingham Palace announced. To make this historic decision, Queen Elizabeth II surrounded herself with Princes Charles and William.
The inevitable happened. While Prince Andrew will face trial for sexual assault by the fall, Buckingham Palace announced this Thursday, January 13, the loss of the military titles and sponsorships of the Duke of York. “With the Queen’s consent and approval, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronages were returned to the Queen. The Duke of York will continue not to hold public office and defends himself in this case as a private citizen”, we could read in the official press release.
A historic decision that had been rumored by relatives of Queen Elizabeth II to the Sunday Times. “You can’t get him to quit like you would a normal person, but he would be asked to put his dukedom on hold”, supported an intimate of His Majesty. The ex of Sarah Ferguson retains his title of Duke of York, but gave up his title of honorary vice-admiral of the Royal Navy, which he has had since 2015 and the title of colonel of the Grenadiers Guards, obtained in 2017. He can no longer use the “Royal Highness” predicate.
The queen opened her eyes
A difficult decision to make for Queen Elizabeth II, who was surrounded by two figureheads: his son Prince Charles, and his grandson Prince William. As revealed by Mirror, the two future kings of England joined the sovereign at Windsor Castle on Wednesday January 12 to discuss the Andrew case. The talks reportedly lasted several hours and William was keen to do “realizing to the Queen how serious Andrew’s position is”. “The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge completely agree that the Duke of York created a complete and utter disaster“, said a royal source to the media.
To record the loss of the Duke’s titles, the trio took over the Megxit model, when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were dismissed from theirs. A “tactical“which has proven itself, and which has enabled”to prevent the institution from being hit by all the shrapnel flying around”. If Eugenie and Beatrice’s father wants to devote himself fully to his future defense, he is “shockedof the Queen’s decision according to another intimate source. A choice which does not surprise however within the crown. A fair backlash?