Royal damage control: Why the queen left Prince Andrew to fight case as 'private citizen'

Queen Elizabeth II’s decision to strip Prince Andrew of his military titles and patronages was a brutal and humiliating exercise in damage-limitation, royal experts said.

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1/15/2022 7:01:00 PM

Analysis: Queen Elizabeth II’s decision to strip Prince Andrew of his military titles and patronages was a brutal and humiliating exercise in damage-limitation, royal experts say.

Queen Elizabeth II’s decision to strip Prince Andrew of his military titles and patronages was a brutal and humiliating exercise in damage-limitation, royal experts said.

Andrew served in Britain’s Royal Navy, flying missions in theHours before the palace statement Thursday, the anti-monarchy campaign group Republic released a letter signed by some 150 veterans asking the queen to “take immediate steps to strip Prince Andrew of all his military ranks.”

Prince Andrew, seen here with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in June 2019, is the monarch's second son and ninth in line to the throne., now 61, in the 1990s. He has repeatedly denied the allegations and that he has ever met Giuffre, who was 17 at the time.

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Hardly enough to count as ‘punishment’ Y acaso la Reina Isabel II no está suficientemente humillada luego de lo que hizo el 'primer ministro', aparte de lo hecho en el pasado por su hijo el Príncipe Andrés rodeándose de delincuentes ? (aunque tiene el beneficio de la duda si sabía sobre el 'negocio' del Epstein).

That was too harsh. Prince Andrew is yet to be convicted on the alleged sexual crimes by the virtue of his association with the late Jeffrey Epstein. At this stage, it's allegations. Let's see what they do once he's found guilty Haven't given a rat's ass since this is the most brutal and humiliating exercise . The Queen alone? No way. That is the most unfortunate thing and it starts with Andrew, then Harry, then ---The longer the lady stays, the more tragic happenings will evolve.

Well trafficking and sexually abusing women are humiliating and dishonorable acts as well. Sir Andrew, 'ball up', chin up and take it like a man! The only thing more humiliating is the title, Royal Expert. You realize the monarchy has access to intelligence that the press couldn’t? You best believe the information about Andrew is damning and likely known for quite so time. Actions have consequences, even for a prince.

Hard to say da Queen really stripped him—certainly didn’t strip him bare like a teenage girl & eff him raw—like he’s an asset to their military, lol, bloody hell! Why ain’t Prince Andrew in da can? Shouldn’t we call him the Andrew formerly known as Prince? HOTTEST🔥🔥🔥 🎬🎬MOVIE🎬🎬 SINCE ❄️SNOW ON THE BLUFFS RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AGAINST YOUNG BLACK MAN JUST TRYING TO SUPPORT A FAMILY👪 PLEASE HELP IM JUST A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA

Prince Andrew stripped of military affiliations by Queen ElizabethBREAKING: Prince Andrew stripped of military affiliations by Queen Elizabeth, a day after his lawyers failed to persuade a US judge to dismiss a civil lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse. afrdiasporanews kengandanation DrMumbiSeraki Time to head to Hollywood 🤣🤣😂 There is a god after all. Or maybe we just have one leader in this country prepared to act with dignity and integrity, despite the personal cost. For sure it's not BorisJohnson (new name BorisJohnsonMustGo), although he must be thrilled with the news distraction

Explain this. Womp womp Prince Andrew drew a smile when he heard the word 'strip!' She knows the truth These accusations against Andrew are not new; I think the monarchy has long had damning intelligence on the prince and it was too much to ignore any longer. The queen is already an accomplice to child sex trafficking and abuse. Too late for that.

Let's hope he can recover Good call. 'Once the plebs find out that the royals are not any better than us, what is the point of royalty' ? Pray to god HarryandMeghan are next 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

Queen Elizabeth strips Prince Andrew of royal and military titlesPrince Andrew was stripped of his military and royal titles Thursday — a day after a Manhattan judge allowed the sexual assault lawsuit against the disgraced royal to move forward. “With The Queen’… Yikes! Police Protection is history. Sorry not sorry. tweetMalena Good. So, she knows about him then.... 👏👏👏👏

Prince Andrews' decision to violate underage women was a brutal and humiliating exercise in entitled self gratification, human being experts say. I feel so sorry for her 😢 He's still in line to the throne, though...so once again...I don't see this as meaning anything.

Queen Elizabeth personally told Prince Andrew that he was no longer HRHPrince Andrew was told face-to-face by his mother, Queen Elizabeth, that he will no longer be known as His Royal Highness, The Post is told. I wonder if Queen Elizabeth ever feels any kind of embarrassment when she has to do public events. Her kids are a never ending suppy of crap behaviour. Charles marriage to Diana was like an ocean of scandal. Then Harry ran away from home. Now Andrew is prince of the perverts. Definitely this is a serious issue and a must action taking scenario. However, the UK has lot many significant & basic issues which are highly needed to be resolved urgently. Stop implementing unrealistic ratio of taxes on expats & reduce inflation rate & discrimination ofcourse. This dude must be sweating pretty much right now

Queen Elizabeth revokes Prince Andrew's military titles, royal patronagesBREAKING: Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has had his military titles and royal patronages revoked just one day after his attempt to have a lawsuit dismissed from alleged Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre was denied. MORE: Buckingham Palace: “With The Queen's approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen.' Yet, across the pond… Why would a bunch of old men fly to an island that you know a bunch of underage girls were there. They were not your daughters or your relatives. You had no business of being around these little girls anyway. Don’t understand this.

Queen Strips Prince Andrew Of Military Titles As Sex Abuse Trial LoomsPrince Andrew has been stripped of his military affiliations and royal patronages with the approval of his mother Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth removes Prince Andrew’s royal patronages amid legal issuesQueen Elizabeth II removed military affiliations from her son Prince Andrew after a judge rejected the prince’s bid to dismiss Virginia Giuffre’s lawsuit against him. He deserves no better with his willy nilly. Now, how about the American johns start to be be held to account for paying to sexually abuse Epstein's underage trafficked children ?

Jan. 14, 2022 03:23 Andrew will no longer be able to use “His Royal Highness” in any capacity, a royal source told NBC News. He will give up a dozen military titles and will no longer be patron of more than 100 organizations and clubs — though many had already cut ties with him. He retains his rank as vice admiral and remains ninth in line to the British throne. Andrew served in Britain’s Royal Navy, flying missions in the Falklands War between Britain and Argentina in 1982 . He comes from a long line of British royals who have served in the armed forces and forged close links to the military. Hours before the palace statement Thursday, the anti-monarchy campaign group Republic released a letter signed by some 150 veterans asking the queen to “take immediate steps to strip Prince Andrew of all his military ranks.” “We understand that he is your son,” the letter went on, but “these steps could have been taken at any time in the past eleven years. Please do not leave it any longer.” She did not, with the failure of Andrew’s bid to dismiss the civil case raising the prospect of a long legal process. Prince Andrew, seen here with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in June 2019, is the monarch's second son and ninth in line to the throne. Max Mumby / Getty Images file Virginia Giuffre, now 38, alleges that Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell trafficked her and , now 61, in the 1990s. He has repeatedly denied the allegations and that he has ever met Giuffre, who was 17 at the time. “It didn’t happen. I can absolutely categorically tell you it never happened,” he told the BBC in 2019 . “I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever.” If the case isn’t settled out of court or otherwise dismissed, Andrew could be forced to give evidence at a high-profile trial starting in the fall or winter. “This is now about the protection of the royal family’s reputation,” BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell said. “This is likely to do, and is already doing, considerable reputational damage — it’s being followed around the world.” NBC News has reached out to Buckingham Palace and representatives for Andrew for comment. A source close to Andrew said earlier this week, “This is a marathon not a sprint and the Duke will continue to defend himself against these claims.” As the queen’s second son who was unlikely to ever see the throne, Andrew's active social life led to Britain’s tabloid press calling him “the party prince.” But Giuffre’s allegations and Andrew’s relationship with Epstein and Maxwell have become one of the most toxic royal crises in decades. The prince gave an interview to the BBC in November 2019 that he hoped would clear his name but was widely seen as a car crash that invited further ridicule. Perhaps most notably, Andrew claimed that Giuffre’s recollection of him sweating in a nightclub was untrue because an “adrenaline overdose” during the Falklands War meant he had lost the ability to perspire. Prince Andrew says he had no recollection of this photo appearing to show Virginia Giuffre (then Roberts) with him and Ghislaine Maxwell at Maxwell's London home. In the ensuing furor, Andrew announced he was stepping back from his public duties “for the foreseeable future.” And Buckingham Palace appeared to distance itself from him, declining to give statements on his behalf and referring journalists to his own lawyers for comment. It was a rocky time for the monarchy elsewhere, with Harry and Meghan also stepping away from “the firm” in early 2020 after complaining about their treatment at the hands of the press and fellow royals themselves. They too were stripped of their patronages and titles. Several royal commentators, as well as Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, have said Andrew was always the queen’s favorite son. He will be forever associated with the British crown, but the queen has now appeared to distance herself from him. “The queen is saying enough is enough — a firm decision had to be made,” McClure said. “It was inevitable. The only question is whether it should have come earlier.”