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Is Prince Andrew Still A Prince After Sexual Abuse Accusations?

Prince Andrew is facing the worst time of his life after the sexual accusations against him. The important question is arising: Is Prince Andrew still a Prince?

By Ingrid Mateos

- January 13 , 2022 - 14:46 hs
Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II

Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II (AFP)

The second son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is having the worst time of his life after he was accused and involved in a legal battle with Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre. The most recent update is that Prince Andrew has been stripped of his military affiliations and royal patronages.

Buckingham Palace released a statement about the royal status of Prince Andrew "With The Queen's approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen," the statement read. "The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen."

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So, is Prince Andrew still a Prince of the royal family amid the sexual abuse accusations? Technically, yes, Prince Andrew is still a Prince. At the moment he is still retaining his title as Duke of York and still is in the line of succession. The only thing that is changing is that he will no longer be called 'His Royal Highness.'

According to People, a close source to Prince Andrew claims that this is not surprising at all and was expected to happen for a long time now. "Given the robustness with which Judge Kaplan greeted our arguments, we are unsurprised by the ruling. However, it was not a judgment on the merits of Ms. Giuffre's allegations. This is a marathon, not a sprint, and the Duke will continue to defend himself against these claims."

This comes after Virginia Roberts Giuffre sued Prince Andrew alleging she was coerced to have sex with the royal back in 2001 by Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, who recently was found guilty of sex trafficking and conspiracy charges in Manhattan federal court.

According to Giuffre, she was sexually abused by Andrew at Maxwell’s London home, at Epstein’s New York mansion, and his estate in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Prince Andrew has obviously denied everything and even in 2019 he granted an interview to the BBC where he declared that sex with Giuffre "didn’t happen" and he has "no recollection" of ever meeting her.

However, Giuffre released a statement pointing at him, saying he is guilty. "I am holding Prince Andrew accountable for what he did to me. The powerful and rich are not exempt from being held responsible for their actions. I hope that other victims will see that it is possible not to live in silence and fear, but to reclaim one's life by speaking out and demanding justice."

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Ingrid Mateos

I am an Entertainment news writer at Show News Today. I love all about movies, royalty, and pop culture but also enjoy writing about the latest celebrity gossip. I have a B.A in E.L.T and a diploma in Tourism Studies. When not working with words, you can probabaly find me watching BBC'S Sherlock for the umpteempth time or an old movie.

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