The Royal Family’s press office released a short statement today saying:
With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen.
The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.
What this means in plain English is that the Duke of York is being stripped of his honorary military roles and will no longer be His Royal Highness.
Virginia Guiffre has a lawsuit against him in a civil sexual assault trial in the US, claiming she was trafficked by convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with Andrew when she was aged 17 and a minor under US law.
Andrew denies the allegations.