- In the wake of growing sexual abuse allegations against Prince Andrew, the royal has been stripped of all his military and royal titles
- The Palace made the announcement just days after a judge ruled against dismissing a lawsuit made his complainant
- While The Queen's son will still be referred to as "His Royal Highness" he can't use the title in any official capacity
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Prince Andrew has officially been stripped of all his royal and military titles as details of his involvement in the Jeffrey Epstein saga become clearer.
Buckingham Palace made the announcement on Thursday, just a day after a US court ruled the sexual abuse case against the Prince could go ahead.
"With the Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to the Queen." The Palace wrote.
The Queen's son is accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual activities with Virginia Giuffre, a woman who alleges she was sexually trafficked to the royal by Epstein when she was just 17 years old, CNN reports.
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She also maintains that Prince Andrew knew she was underage at the time of the abuse.
The Prince, who continues to deny the claims, will continue to hold the title of "His Royal Highness" but may not use the title in any official capacity, BBC News reports.
Social media reactions
Check out some of the comments to the news from social media users:
"No one should be ‘above’ the law."
"THE COURTS BETTER NOT LET THIS GO!!!!"
"Let’s see him try to wiggle his way out of this."
US child dresses up like Queen Elizabeth II and ends up getting royal mail
In related news, Briefly News previously reported that a US baby, Jalayne Sutherland, caught the attention of Queen Elizabeth II after dressing up as her for Halloween.
As reported by Daily Mail, the toddler added a white wig and string pearls and posed with her family's dog for an extra royal touch.
Her mum, Katelyn, shared the snaps with Buckingham Palace without anticipating a reaction.
Katelyn was shocked when she got a letter back from the Queen's lady.
"We wanted to do something where they could all be included together. We are most definitely fans of the Royal family and truly admire how the Queen walks by faith," Katelyn told the Mirror.
The letter from the palace read:
'The Queen wishes me to write and thank you for your letter, and for the photograph you thoughtfully enclosed. Her Majesty thought it kind of you to write to her, and The Queen was pleased to see the photograph of your daughter, Jalayne, in her splendid outfit.
"Her Majesty hopes you all have a very Merry Christmas, and I am enclosing a little information about the Royal Pets, which Jalayne might like to have."
Source: Briefly News