KARACHI: Queen Elizabeth II has removed all of Prince Andrew’s military titles and royal patronages days after it emerged that her son, will face a civil trial in New York.
The family has distanced themselves from Andrew and now they have to face the same sexual assault case as a normal citizen. Following the announcement of the Queen, Andrew will no longer be able to use the title “His Royal Highness” in his name.
Virginia Giuffre alleges that Prince Andrew sexually assaulted her when she was 17. She is suing for battery and “intentional infliction of emotional distress.” Giuffre has long claimed she was the victim of a sex trafficking ring presided over by Epstein in which the now-deceased financier passed her and other victims around powerful friends and acquaintances between 1999 and 2007.
As the case is a civil matter, however, there is no suggestion that, at this stage, he could face any jail time, unlike his close friend Ghislaine Maxwell, who was recently convicted on charges of sex trafficking linked to Epstein’s activities.