Prince Andrew, son of Queen Elizabeth II, resigned his honorary positions at the head of military regiments and charities. This was reported this Thursday by Buckingham Palace. The news is known in the middle of the civil case that the Duke of York faces in the United States for sexual assault
“With the approval of the queen and her agreement, the military titles of the Duke of York and his royal patronages have been returned to the queen”, the Royal House specified in a brief statement.
“The Duke of York will continue not to perform any public function and will defend himself in this case as a private citizen.”, add your text.
On Wednesday, a New York judge rejected the request brought by the prince’s lawyers for the complaint of sexual assaults to be dismissed filed against him by Virginia Giuffre, an American who accuses him of a sexual assault in 2001, when she was 17 years old.
Giuffre is one of the victims of the sexual crimes of the American financier Jeffrey Epstein, convicted of child abuse by a Florida court and that committed suicide in a New York jail in August 2019. At the time of his death, Epstein was awaiting a new trial for child trafficking and abuse.
Andrés, 61 years old, son of the monarch, vindicated his friendship with epstein in a controversial interview he gave to the BBC in November 2019, after which retired from public life.
Considered “the favorite son” of Elizabeth II, Andrés faces a scandal that damages not only his image but also that of the British monarchy, perhaps the most serious scandal of all the 95-year-old queen has faced. in 2022 he celebrates seven decades on the throne.