UK's Prince Andrew loses military titles, royal patronages
London, January 14, 2022
The Buckingham Palace has announced that Prince Andrew's "military affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen".
In a brief statement issued on Thursday, the Palace said that the 61-year-old Duke of York "will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen".
The announcement came as Prince Andrew faces a civil case in the United States over claims he sexually assaulted a woman when she was 17, which he has consistently denied.
The Duke of York held several honorary military titles following a 22-year service in the Royal Navy, Sky News reported.
Andrew is the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II and the late Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.