Queen Elizabeth strips Prince Andrew of military titles after judge says abuse lawsuit will proceed

Prince Andrew
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Prince Andrew has been stripped of his military titles after failing to get a sexual abuse lawsuit against him dismissed.

Buckingham Palace said Thursday that Andrew's "military affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to the queen" and that this step was being taken "with the queen's approval and agreement." He will no longer use the "His Royal Highness" title in an official capacity, and his "roles have been handed back to the queen with immediate effect for redistribution to other members of the royal family," a source told CNN.

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