- The Queen has removed Prince Andrew’s military titles, royal patronages and military honors.
- Andrew now lives a different life after being subject to a sexual-assault suit as a private citizen.
- According to a legal expert, his days will likely be spent with lawyers and reputation advisors.
The Duke of York has lost his royal status. He is also likely to be working as a private citizen on his defense against sexual assault allegations. “full-time job,”Insider is told by a legal expert.
Virginia Giuffre Roberts filed a lawsuit against Andrew in August, accusing him of sexually assaulting her in 2001, when she was 17. Giuffre claims that Jeffrey Epstein made her have sex in New York, London and Epstein’s private island on the US Virgin Islands.
A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace told Insider in 2019 that it is “emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts.”
Buckingham Palace announced on Thursday that Prince Andrew will face the lawsuit as a “private citizen”His military titles and royal patronages would be abolished. Insider has learned that the duke will no long use his HRH status. This was confirmed by a royal source.
Andrew was a working prince His time was splitBetween representing the Queen at UK-based events and attending events to support royal patronages, according the royal website.
While the duke stepped back from public duties in 2019, he didn’t lose his patronages until last week — meaning he was still able to support different organizations and charities in a private capacity. This has now changed.
Now a private citizen, the duke’s day-to-day activities should look different — and his legal battle will likely take up most of his time
Prince Andrew spends his time most likely at the Royal Lodge. It is his 31-room Georgian home in Windsor, which he purchased in Georgia. has lived in since 2003According to The Times, According to the publication, Sarah Ferguson is believed to be living in a separate wing of his property.
Andrew hosted many parties at The Royal Lodge over the years. Andrew and Ferguson hosted about a dozen friends and family members for an event. Shooting partyFriday’s Central Recorder report.
Amber Melville Brown, an expert in legal matters, claims that Andrew spends more time with lawyers than socializing.
“While Prince Andrew might have fewer formal responsibilities today than yesterday, I would expect him to be taking on this litigation as his full-time job,”Melville Brownn, the head of the media & reputation practice at international law firm Withers, spoke to Insider.
Melville-Brown was a media lawyer for many heads of state and wealthy families. Andrew’s clients, she said, can have as many visitors they wish but should spend his time. “in caffeine-fueled conferences with lawyers and reputation advisers strategizing on just how they are going to extricate him from the litigation, and the associated negative media noise.”
Insider reached out to Andrew Brettler and representatives of the Duke of York for clarification.
During the ongoing litigation, not all members of the royal family publicly support the prince.
Andrew’s youngest child, Princess Eugenie was seen Visit himAccording to the Daily Mail, Monday was at the property.
Charles and Prince William, however Were “instrumental”In the initial palace discussionsAnother Daily Mail report reveals more details about Andrew’s expulsion from royal status. Prince Charles also ignored a reporter’s question regarding his brother while on Friday’s walk through Aberdeenshire.
“Fergie and his daughters have remained loyal, behind closed doors,”Nigel Cawthorne (autor of “Prince Andrew: Epstein, Maxwell and the Palace,”Insider. “Otherwise he must be shunned by society. Who would want to be seen in his company now?”