Prince Andrew will no longer hold military titles or royal patronages, as fallout from his alleged ties to convicted sexual predators Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell continues.
Earlier this week, a U.S. judge rejected Andrew's attempt to dismiss the civil lawsuit brought against him by Virginia Giuffre, claiming he sexually abused her when she was 17.
'With The Queen’s approval and agreement, The Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen,' Buckingham Palace said in a statement Thursday.
'The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen,' the statement added.

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