Precedent step: All royal titles were revoked today (Thursday) from the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, following a New York court decision that the Queen of Britain’s third son will be prosecuted for sexual assault. This, after Prince Andrew tried to dismiss the lawsuit, but without success.
Meanwhile, military titles were also revoked from Prince Andrew, having served in the Royal Navy as a helicopter pilot during the Falklands War. Andrew served as a colonel in the Grand Guards, one of the oldest battalions in the British Army. Buckingham Palace responded: “With the Queen’s approval and consent, the Duke of York’s military affiliation, and royal sponsorship have been returned to the Queen. The Duke of York will defend himself at trial as a private citizen.”
As mentioned, Virginia Roberts Joffre, 38, claimed in a lawsuit she filed last August that from the age of 16, she was a victim of sexual trafficking and abuse on the part of pedophile businessman Jeffrey Epstein, who also “lent it to other powerful men for sexual purposes.” . According to her, one of the personalities was Prince Andrew, who was a close friend of Epstein and his girlfriend, Galein Maxwell. The lawsuit alleges that the duke sexually abused Joffre, who was not yet 18 years old, and sexually assaulted her in New York, London and Epstein’s private island in the Virgin Islands.