Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, has just deleted his social media accounts after Queen Elizabeth stripped him of his honorary and HRH titles as he faces a civil lawsuit in a US court over sexual assault.
On Wednesday afternoon Prince Andrew’s Twitter account appeared blank showing only a message that read: “This account doesn’t exist.”
Further, his IG account has been made private although his FB Page is still available. His YouTube account was deleted.
The Buckingham Palace made website updates to reflect the new status of Prince Andrew as a private citizen.
However, Andrew’s name still appears under the list of members of the Royal Family but his patronages and military posts have been deleted.
The website also has an updated stating that:
“In January 2022, Buckingham Palace made a statement announcing that, with The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen, and The Duke will continue to not carry out public duties.”
Under the section titled “Supporting the Queen”, Prince Andrew’s duties such as his diamond jubilee tour to India on behalf of the monarch are referred using past tense.
The website now states: “An important part of The Duke of York’s role was to support The Queen’s work as Head of State.”
Prince Andrew will no longer be allowed to use the title of His Royal Highness in any official capacity.
Prince Andrew’s alleged victim, Virginia Giuffre, is suing the Duke of York for alleged sexual assault when she was a teenager.
She alleges that she was trafficked by the convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein to have sexual intercourse with Prince Andrew when she was 17 and a minor under US law. Prince Andrew vehemently denies the allegations.
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