The Duke of York’s militia titles and royal patronages hold been returned to the Queen, Buckingham Palace has mentioned.
Prince Andrew, 61, will additionally quit the expend of the style His Royal Highness in an official ability, a royal offer mentioned.
It comes as he faces a US civil action over sexual assault allegations – claims he has consistently denied.
A offer shut to the duke mentioned he would “continue to protect himself” against the case brought in Recent York by Virginia Giuffre.
Buckingham Palace mentioned in a assertion: “With the Queen’s approval and settlement, the Duke of York’s militia affiliations and Royal patronages hold been returned to the Queen. The Duke of York will continue now now not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a non-public citizen.”
Reeta Chakrabarti items BBC News at Ten reporting by royal correspondents Nicholas Witchell and Helena Wilkinson.
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