Prince Andrew will no longer be referred to as His Royal Highness after the Queen sensationally stripped him of his military titles and patronages.
Prince Andrew has been stripped of all his military titles and royal patronages by the Queen and will never return to royal duties.
The Duke of York will no longer be able to use His Royal Highness after a judge decided he would have to face a civil trial on sex abuse allegations.
Virginia Giuffre claims Andrew’s friend Jeffrey Epstein forced her to have sex with the royal on three occasions when she was 17.
The Duke of York vehemently denies the allegations.
A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: “With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen.
“The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.
Andrew, a former Royal Navy helicopter pilot who flew in the 1982 Falklands War, is accused of sexually assaulting Virginia Giuffre when she was 17.
Giuffre alleges the late disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein lent her out for sex with his wealthy and powerful associates.
Andrew, who is ninth in line to the throne, was forced to step back from royal duties in late 2019, after a disastrous television interview in which he tried to defend his links to Epstein.
Public outrage at the time saw several charities and associations distance themselves from him, and he has since repeatedly…