Prince Andrew: Which military roles has he lost – and what else could he be handing back?

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Prince Andrew has lost his military titles and royal patronages as a civil sexual assault court case in the United States continues.

Virginia Giuffre filed the civil claim, stating that as a teenager, Andrew committed sexual assault and violence on her.

Ms. Giuffre claims that she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with Andrew while she was a juvenile in the United States, charges that the Duke vigorously refutes.

Andrew’s legal battle to have Ms. Guiffre’s case against him dismissed was unsuccessful.

Andrew was awarded various honorary military titles after a 22-year career in the Royal Navy.

These were put on hold after he retired from public service in 2019, but he kept the jobs, thus rendering him unemployed.

These were put on hold after he retired from public service in 2019, but he kept the jobs, thus leaving the regiments in limbo.

He is now resigning from the following positions:

  • Colonel of the Grenadier Guards (Grenadier Guards)
  • Royal Highland Fusiliers royal colonel
  • The Royal Highland Fusiliers’ Colonel-in-Chief (Canada)
  • The Yorkshire Regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief
  • The Royal Lancers’ Colonel-in-Chief
  • Small Arms School Corps Colonel-in-Chief
  • The Royal Irish Regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief
  • Colonel-in-Chief of the Canadian Princess Louise Fusiliers
  • The Queen’s York Rangers’ Colonel-in-Chief
  • The Royal New Zealand Army Logistic Regiment’s Colonel-in-Chief
  • RAF Lossiemouth’s honorary air commodore
  • Fleet Air Arm’s Commodore-in-Chief

Prince Andrew was also an honorary Vice-Admiral of the Royal Navy, however, it is unclear what will happen to that position.

With immediate effect, the military posts have been returned to the Queen and will be dispersed among other members of the Royal Family.

The Queen is the head of the armed forces, and she bestows honorary military appointments.

In any official role, the Duke will no longer use the title “His Royal Highness.”

It’s unclear whether the proclamation from the palace includes the Duke of York title, but it’s deemed improbable.

The Duke of York will not receive the military posts.

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