- Prince Andrew quit royal duties in November 2019, two months before the Sussexes.
- His royal patronages and titles weren’t removed until January 2022.
- Amanda Matta said Harry and Markle faced swift consequences as they undermined the family’s image.
It took Buckingham Palace two years to oust the Duke of York the same way it did the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Royal watcher Amanda Matta — who makes educational videos about the royals on TikTok and has more than 612,000 followers — thinks the timing is telling.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their step back from royal duties in January 2020, citing financial independence as the reason. They stopped using their HRH titles later that year, and their royal patronages and military titles were removed in January 2021.
Prince Andrew stepped back from royal life in November 2019 after his BBC “Newsnight” interview, where the prince was questioned over his alleged involvement in Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-trafficking scheme.