Elizabeth II responds firmly to the evolution of the Andrea case. And announces that the Military affiliations and Royal Patronages of the Duke of York are back in his hands (and will redistribute them in his family)
The queen, as in the Megxit case in January 2020, acted without hesitation. Safe, despite the regret of having to distance herself from her beloved son Andrew. Thus while the republican frond in the kingdom – haggard and gathered around the Republic pressure group, but always careful to seize the cue to destabilize the crown – gave voice to the request for fellow soldiers of the prince to be removed from his roles in the army, Her Majesty acted. Without hesitation
After all, as Churchill said, she is a woman, mother and queen. But first of all Regina and the institution must be preserved even at the cost of personal pain. He did it with his nephew Harry in 2020, he reiterated it more firmly given the circumstances, with the son of his heart, Andrea.
In accordance with the queen the Military affiliations and the Royal Patronages were returned to the sovereign, Buckingham Palace announces in the evening. And he continues: The duke will continue to defend himself as a private citizen. He will not have public roles for the future as well. And everything suggests that he no longer cares about the styles of His Royal Highness. As for Harry, the title of Royal Highness remains but the Duke no longer uses it. Like Harry.
A new, clearer and more definitive distancing of the sovereign, from her son. After saying in the past few days that he would not pay the legal fees. Forcing the prince to take over his properties, seeking buyers for the mountain chalet to finance the costs of the trial to answer Virginia Giuffre’s allegations.
Ironically, Andrea is the only Windsor on active warfare at the time of the Falklands, and his nephew Harry who was then in Afghanistan, are the two Windaors who recently had to say goodbye to their military roles. Grudgingly.