British Prince Andrew deprived of royal patronage and military ranks

In Britain, Prince Andrew was deprived of royal patronage. In addition, the son of Elizabeth II was left without honorary military ranks. Now the duties of the prince will be distributed among the members of the royal family on a permanent basis.

Earlier it became known that the Duke of York may appear in court in the United States. Prince Andrew is suspected of raping a 17-year-old girl. According to Virginia Jufre, the crime occurred in 2001. The American girl was one of the victims of the infatuation of financier Jeffrey Epstein. In the early 2000s, the businessman arranged visits from minors.

Supposedly, Epstein set Virginia Jufre up with the Duke. The American woman is demanding financial compensation from the prince for physical and mental harm. Elizabeth II’s son denies the allegations against him.