Queen Elizabeth issued a new statement today on Prince Andrew.
She has stripped him of all royal patronages and military roles, and confirmed that he'll face his sexual assault lawsuit as a private citizen.
Queen Elizabeth makes statement on Prince Andrew
Here's the statement from the Palace: "With The Queen's approval and agreement, The Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen.
"The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen."
The new statement comes one day after a judge refused to dismiss accuser Virginia Giuffre's lawsuit against Prince Andrew.
The legal news brought heat on the Royal Family and calls for action to be taken on Prince Andrew's remaining ties to the monarchy. Those have now been severed, though it appears he'll keep his royal title, the Duke of York, for now.
Prince Andrew has always denied accuser Virginia Giuffre's claims against him. He also memorably defended himself in a 2019 BBC interview which was poorly received.
Giuffre alleges that Prince Andrew sexually assaulted her three times — both in the US and the UK — when she was underage and a victim of Jeffrey Epstein's child sex trafficking ring.
The Duke of York is now set to face a civil trial in the United States in September.