Queen strips Prince Andrew of HRH title and military roles - BBC News

  • Published on Jan 12, 2022
  • The Duke of York's military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen, Buckingham Palace has said.
    Prince Andrew, 61, will also stop using the style His Royal Highness in an official capacity, a royal source said.
    It comes as he faces a US civil action over sexual assault allegations - claims he has consistently denied.
    A source close to the duke said he would "continue to defend himself" against the case brought in New York by Virginia Giuffre.
    Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "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."
    Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by royal correspondents Nicholas Witchell and Helena Wilkinson.
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  • Gerard Collins
    Gerard Collins 4 months ago +8137

    Make no mistake, this isn't about punishing Andrew, it's about saving face for the monarchy.

    • James Rindley
      James Rindley 2 months ago +1

      @The Duke of Chutney As a Brit I've been puzzled my whole life why people are deferential to the royals. That said, I think almost everyone recognizes that the current Queen has done a good job as head of state and has always maintained high standards and dignity. When she passes away we'll likely see changes in attitudes that might start the process of removing them.

    • The Duke of Chutney
      The Duke of Chutney 2 months ago +1

      Why on earth the Brit’s still have a monarchy I have no idea. That concept has been antiquated since 1776.

    • James Rindley
      James Rindley 3 months ago

      @Gerard Collins Yes, the current Queen is recognized as having done a sincere job throughout her life as head of state. Even as a republican myself I would recognize that. It might be that William can continue with the same high standards, he certainly has the attitude that royals should be grateful for their position and behave as public servants. But it's time the whole institution faced serious inquiry, especially the support of large crowds of peripheral family members who cost a fortune in living expenses and security. An elected head of state might not necessarily be cheaper or better, and so we have to be careful with knee jerk reactions.

    • Gerard Collins
      Gerard Collins 3 months ago +1

      @James Rindley I know this is a late reply but I reckon people have already woken up to a degree. A lot of the support for the monarchy is actually really only support for the the current Queen. A lot of anti-monarchist sentiment in the country is kept on the down-low out of respect for Elizabeth's long-time reign. But when you exclude the Queen, most people are either indifferent to, outright disagree with the institution and what it stands for or are growing increasingly hostile to it given all of the carrying on of some of high profile members lately. The Queen's essentially the only one holding the thing together and I definitly feel that after she dies the monarchy is going to face significant challenges.

    AGUSTIN MONTEALTO 4 months ago +2327

    Imagine your mom is 95 and still giving her these problems.

    • Cedars Homestead
      Cedars Homestead 4 days ago

      @WinninginLife Isn’t it time the Brits thought about the embarrassment it’s brought to the COUNTRY? QE is a highly privileged woman all these years to be HONORED to reign this long. She is FINE.

    • Cedars Homestead
      Cedars Homestead 4 days ago +1

      @Wannabe Ripped for those who never want to believe NO amount of proof would suffice

    • Cedars Homestead
      Cedars Homestead 4 days ago +1

      @BLAST yes. They all look silly

    • Cedars Homestead
      Cedars Homestead 4 days ago +1

      @burgerpatty nobody jealous of this family. Their day is fading and that is good

    • Cedars Homestead
      Cedars Homestead 4 days ago +1

      @Rayman21 Hopefully she is born again. We don’t know

  • Nihal 542765
    Nihal 542765 4 months ago +1824

    The woman coming out about this is really brave, going against someone with so much power is scary but I am proud to see how far our justice system has come (there is still things to improve of course).

    • mike ggg
      mike ggg 3 months ago +1

      @Jintaro Kensei His Royal Highness is beyond suspicion

    • Jintaro Kensei
      Jintaro Kensei 3 months ago

      @mike ggg so is Andrew though. They should've just sent both to jail.

    • mike ggg
      mike ggg 3 months ago

      @Jintaro Kensei justice for money. She is a liar

    • Jintaro Kensei
      Jintaro Kensei 3 months ago +2

      I'm sure the 20 mil added to her bravery.

  • Cpt.AirWolf
    Cpt.AirWolf 4 months ago +976

    Can we just talk about how incredibly brave that girl is to pursue charges against him? I can't imagine the pressure she's been under from varying sources to drop the case.

    • Apple
      Apple 2 months ago +1

      Yup she’s kinda a b really.Destroyed a man’s life after he touched you?Is this fair justice?This is like stealing some candy and getting 5 years in prison

    • Consrignrant
      Consrignrant 2 months ago

      Girl?........ She's a grown woman.

    • Danny Phantom
      Danny Phantom 2 months ago

      She settled

    • M.T.K.
      M.T.K. 3 months ago

      With the metoo movement I won't consider her brave. There are alot of people who hate the royal family. And money with a very high chance of getting can also be a great motivator.

  • Jeebs Unabia
    Jeebs Unabia 4 months ago +379

    "severe reputational damage" - really? Get over yourselves, and make him accountable!

    • El Zong Xina
      El Zong Xina 3 months ago

      @c sh Megan is a Career victim, hate her guts, windsors? Meh.

    • Zuignap
      Zuignap 3 months ago +2

      @Angel's voice ahahaha that's a good one. "Give him a break he has lost his title". I should use that one when I'm with friends

    • Max Covfefe
      Max Covfefe 3 months ago

      I don't disagree with you, but this is a long way from putting the -victim- survivor in a place for "troubled youth" (and/or worse) to discredit any "gossip" and/or shut them up. Let's be clear about this: that probably still happens.
      To anyone who lived THAT truth: this is a HUGE improvement!

    • Richard Hobbs
      Richard Hobbs 3 months ago +3

      @c sh Meghan Markle voice of reason? She insists she was hated because of her skin colour and not the far more obvious reason that its simply cause she's not royalty

  • Russell Der geko Wright
    Russell Der geko Wright 4 months ago +109

    I wonder how many times he was guilty of this sort of thing but it’s been covered up.
    His behaviour didn’t just suddenly begin with this incident.

    • Julia Pigworthy
      Julia Pigworthy 3 months ago

      Maybe that's why Fergie split.

    • Wannabe Ripped
      Wannabe Ripped 3 months ago +1

      It’s just Allegations, Where’s the Damn proof? Also, pretty damn interesting she didn’t fight 2 decades ago but now, Considering he’s becoming senile and false claims are easy to make these Days.

  • Kaiserbill99
    Kaiserbill99 4 months ago +84

    The stripping of Andrew's HRH title may have more to do with protecting royal assets than "doing the right thing". It is reasonable to assume that Andrew will not travel to the US to contest the case so the courts will award in the plaintiff's favour by default. Even if he does contest the case then he may lose. This being the case Andrew's US assets would be threatened. His US assets may be non existent or negligible but the Royal family may have substantial assets in the US. There is a theory that if Andrew was still part of the royal institution then these assets may be threatened. Hence stripping him of his HRH title. After all, the US courts allowing the civil court case does not make Andrew any more or less guilty than he was before so why strip him of his HRH status now and not before? Why strip him of the HRH title at all if he is to withdraw from public life?
    Andrew has always been an insufferable arrogant dimwit.

  • looney llama lady
    looney llama lady 4 months ago +98

    He hasn't really "returned" anything though has he, behind the scenes, he's had no other choice, he was practically forced to do so, no one is so stupid to believe he gave it up willingly 🙄

    • looney llama lady
      looney llama lady 2 months ago

      @Wannabe Ripped the proof was in his responses, I don't like her and I don't like him, I think he is a scumbag, I also think that if things were as bad as she said, she wouldn't have settled, she would have taken it further, but that's my personal view, I wasn't there, none of us were, all just speculation by anyone else.

    • looney llama lady
      looney llama lady 2 months ago

      @Alto Burger do you have to be so rude? No. Why are you so triggered by my comment? As you've clearly pointed out, it has no relevance, so why feel the need to comment?

    • Wannabe Ripped
      Wannabe Ripped 3 months ago

      It’s just Allegations, Where’s the Damn proof? Also, pretty damn interesting she didn’t fight 2 decades ago but now, Considering he’s becoming senile and false claims are easy to make these Days.

  • Isabelle
    Isabelle 4 months ago +42

    It took the Queen this long to strip off her son's titles?! His victims are brave for telling the truth.

    • Apple
      Apple 2 months ago

      I’ll be so brave if I have the chance to receive 700k

    • Padec
      Padec 3 months ago +3

      Innocent until proven guilty, you cant just put someone in jail before they can be proven of such things. And it is also likely that the Queen had faith in her son, trusted him enough that she was not going to give up on him yet. Thats what most caring parents do.

  • Harry Bond
    Harry Bond 4 months ago +3112

    CORRECTION: The "palace" did not act quickly, they waited 7 years hoping for a last minute reprieve, as soon as it was signaled that the case was going to court they cut him loose to save their own skins

    • Nick Nationeer
      Nick Nationeer 3 months ago

      @𝔖𝔢𝔱𝔥𝔞𝔷𝔞𝔷𝔞𝔢𝔩 sure sure it's all about races

    • Richard Hobbs
      Richard Hobbs 3 months ago +1

      @𝔖𝔢𝔱𝔥𝔞𝔷𝔞𝔷𝔞𝔢𝔩 You do know why Megan ws "oh so hated" right? Nothing do to with skin colour, its being a commoner, same thing happened with Diana

    • Natalie de La Grandière
      Natalie de La Grandière 3 months ago +1

      @Mending Wall Andrew is disgusting. What a shame!

    • Massive Cumshot
      Massive Cumshot 4 months ago

      That's how royalty rolls.

  • TeaLadyWhimsy
    TeaLadyWhimsy 4 months ago +4

    Good on the brave woman. May justice prevail.

  • jayinmaine
    jayinmaine 4 months ago +37

    Sex accusations aside, is this man really qualified to have any titles if he’s screaming at the maid because his dozens of teddy bears aren’t arranged correctly?

  • Natalie Carter
    Natalie Carter 4 months ago +38

    He's been hiding behind his mom's apron for far too long. Who knows what else hides behind those palace walls... I feel sorry for his daughters though, but applaud this young lady for speaking out.

    • David Mack
      David Mack 3 months ago

      She was NOT underage but 17 years old '

    • B H
      B H 4 months ago +2

      They are all vicious child abusers and sadistic horrid things go on behind those walls to the very very young make no mistake

  • sarah pooley
    sarah pooley 4 months ago +62

    I hope he goes to prison for what he has done - he's a disgusting example of elitism

  • This Is It
    This Is It 4 months ago +3072

    ANY person, in any political affiliation, or powerful position, that is found to have been involved with Ghislaine Maxwell, and Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking of minors, must face ACCOUNTABILITY and justice.

    • King Gator
      King Gator 3 months ago

      17 is a minor

    • Globist
      Globist 3 months ago

      *With due trial

    • JudeStarPotter
      JudeStarPotter 3 months ago

      Manipulation and abuse of any young person or child needs to be investigated. 17 or 7. There is no difference. Power to the people!

    • E S K A B A N
      E S K A B A N 3 months ago

      reminder, this world is unfair and they get away with anything while you will sit in prison for life if you would for example avenge your murdered mother by killing her killer

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith 3 months ago +6

    Who is privilege enough to have a 24 hour royal security police alibi..... and choose not to use it when accused of a crime??? Someone who is Guilty.

  • Peter Jackson
    Peter Jackson 4 months ago +69

    What a brave young lady. I'm worried for her safety.

    • Rosie Hawtrey
      Rosie Hawtrey 3 months ago

      I'm just waiting for the white Fiat Uno to turn up..

    • Smikkelbeer
      Smikkelbeer 3 months ago

      Queen Elizabeth is 95 years old

    • London Jones
      London Jones 4 months ago

      she should be worried for her own safety...eastern is dead so we'll never get the whole story....just remember this condemnation the next time you make a mistake.

  • Rave Shadows
    Rave Shadows 4 months ago +4

    Personally I feel bad for princes mother yea she may be the queen but this must hurt them somewhere deep with all of this. Even if people say otherwise I cant imagen what they're mind is going through right now.

  • Treasure2Behold
    Treasure2Behold 4 months ago +57

    He needs to face prison time. Wealthy and entitled, titles didn't stop him from acting like a perv. Disgrace to the Crown.

    • J
      J 3 months ago +2

      The Crown is a disgrace

  • James Jamieson
    James Jamieson 4 months ago +2233

    They haven't faced a situation like this in modern times because all past events were covered up.

    • Alishah Khaliq
      Alishah Khaliq 3 months ago

      @Moo no they didn’t.
      The same way they didn’t with Dianna to begin with is the same way they didn’t with camilla and the same goes for Kate.
      That’s how it goes
      They don’t like you till you ride it out then hey love you.
      It’s not a race thing, it’s literally the press.
      Are you from the U.K. or America?

    • Moo
      Moo 3 months ago

      @Alishah Khaliq lmao the press loved and still loves her

    • Alishah Khaliq
      Alishah Khaliq 3 months ago

      @Moo I guess you didn’t see all the shit Kate got when before and just after she married william.

    • Moo
      Moo 3 months ago

      @Alishah Khaliq there was literaly a whole ass magazine article criticising meghan and calling her self centred for touching her baby bump so much and then when kate was pregnant the same magazine was saying how cute it was she was touching her baby bump so much

    • Alishah Khaliq
      Alishah Khaliq 3 months ago

      @Moo how mature.

  • Farts Migee
    Farts Migee 3 months ago +17

    If she wasnt so corrupt he would he in prison totally disgraced. This family sickens me.

  • Mac
    Mac 3 months ago +3

    2:56 "In his Newsnight Interview, Andrew said he rued the day he became involved with Epstein".
    No he didn't. When asked if he regretted meeting Epstein, Andrew said no, because it meant he got to meet people.
    The clip they show is Andrew's response to being asked whether he regretted going back to visit Epstein after his conviction.

  • Amy N
    Amy N 4 months ago +5

    I feel sorry for his daughters. He knew what he was doing.

  • mauricio echeverria
    mauricio echeverria 4 months ago +6

    Just incredible to see such historical actions being undertaken by the Monarchy of the Commonwealth. But we must be wary of this action, the public is only seeing the tip of the iceberg, of what must be known to very senior position personal.

  • Corpsebride84
    Corpsebride84 4 months ago +1256

    My uncle was in the guards, he always says Andrew was outright rude to them

      CAT CANCRUNCH 3 months ago +1

      Payback for his self entitled arrogance and the disgusting way he has treated everyone he thinks is beneath him...

    • Joe Duckbury of Joeducania
      Joe Duckbury of Joeducania 3 months ago

      @Dupe Lawal-ijaiya lol its funny how you dragged Harry and Megan into this just accept that fact that he is a nounce

    • 金伯夏洛特 路易丝
      金伯夏洛特 路易丝 4 months ago

      @Charles White Which Shaun Attwood video, can you share the link?

    • 金伯夏洛特 路易丝
      金伯夏洛特 路易丝 4 months ago

      Schadenfreude there then.

  • Mellow
    Mellow 4 months ago +1

    I feel for the Queen.

  • Steeldriver
    Steeldriver 3 months ago

    Has anyone legitimately seen an act of true responsibility from modern leaders in their lifetime?

  • Barbielocs007
    Barbielocs007 4 months ago

    Oh my goodness! 😱 this is really hitting me how serious this is!

  • Clare Owens
    Clare Owens 4 months ago +1

    I wish the victims all the best. I also wish they had screamed and yelled and run away. Such a horrible situation they must’ve been in.

  • Max Covfefe
    Max Covfefe 4 months ago +1972

    I've known and worked with many sexual assault survivors in the past, and I can't tell you how GOOD this is to see. The idea of a powerful man stripped of titles and privileges for life is a really heartwarming start to getting a bit of justice. This does WONDERS for the victims out there who feel like the world doesn't care. It renews some of my faith in humanity. This is actually a healing thing to behold.

    • Cherry Pie 🍒
      Cherry Pie 🍒 Day ago +1

      @Max Covfefe And now he's part of the Jubilee of the queen. And she is going to Knight him. I just lost all respect for the queen.

    • Max Covfefe
      Max Covfefe 28 days ago

      @Cherry Pie 🍒 I know, I feel the same in some ways, but on the other hand... Not so long ago this was the kind of thing the news dismissed. It wouldn't have even been reported,. Not so long ago, kids accusing powerful people like this got placed in juvie, and NOTHING happened to the adults who did the wrong thing. Not so long ago, child predators would be allowed to continue life as normal, but now at the very LEAST, he's stripped of his titles, fired from the military with dishonors, and no longer welcome among his usual circle of royal sycophants. For what it's worth to us elders who remember such times, THIS is a fairly BIG difference, and there's this little tiny reason to find comfort in that. It's not what we all want, we know that, but it's better and is improving, and someday... because of stuff like this, someday justice may not be so hard to imagine for crimes like this.

    • Cherry Pie 🍒
      Cherry Pie 🍒 29 days ago +2

      This isn't justice. He should be in prison. He should stand trial. He is getting away with it.

    • Reflection
      Reflection 3 months ago

      You know this is for show. He is still being protected

  • Judy Robertson
    Judy Robertson 4 months ago +6

    But, but he’s so honorable.
    This truly may be the first time in his life he has been held accountable!

    • David Mack
      David Mack 3 months ago

      Accountable for what ?? A 17 year old at a party smiling in a mini skirt ? And its postulation and for a jury to decide but its NOT under legal age and she could be chasing a million ?

  • Diana B.
    Diana B. 4 months ago +5

    They did the right thing. I didn't know this was possible really (as a move), but since it is - it would've been weird for them *not* to do it.👍

  • James Marshall
    James Marshall 4 months ago +3

    Slightly misleading video title. HRH is a style not a title. It has not been removed from him. He has agreed not to use it in any official business. Same way Camilla is Princess of Wales but does not use title

  • Rocio Torres
    Rocio Torres 3 months ago +4

    Does the title of “Honorary” Colonel really carry any weight in the British military? I’m just curious. I have 2 brothers in the Navy, I know how hard they worked just to move up the ranks. I’m just curious how an honorary high ranking position is perceived by those who served or are active duty. I can’t help but think I’d have mixed feelings considering the tremendous hard work others have done just to earn that title.

    • Rocio Torres
      Rocio Torres 3 months ago

      @Issei I would but we’re not British. The biggest gripe I heard was mainly if your CO was a real prick he/she can make it very difficult to move up in rank.

    • Warrior Poet
      Warrior Poet 3 months ago +1

      It Carrie’s no weight at all, Honorary don’t mean anything when it comes to “Real Military service”. It’s kind of like Knights, People like Elton John and many others would have never held such a title a few hundred years ago when “Being Knighted” had real meaning.

    • Issei
      Issei 3 months ago +1

      You could ask ur brothers

  • John Scan
    John Scan 4 months ago +1527

    The Queen isn’t stupid! She picks her fights carefully, Andrew only has himself to blame.

    • Prophet 17
      Prophet 17 4 months ago

      @Kamila K. Dr Kamila. really ? Time will tell who's deranged.

    • Kitty Katz
      Kitty Katz 4 months ago

      She certainly tossed Prince Harry out in his ear quickly.

    • krschn
      krschn 4 months ago

      @Мишель Поппинс ☂️ please learn about grooming. You are obviouly oblivious to it. As if you never made a bad decision when you were younger.

  • Teee jay
    Teee jay 3 months ago

    Not just reputation damage but “emotional damage”

  • Zancrus
    Zancrus 4 months ago +5

    I love how it is "Well now he is a private citizen so everyone will forget that he is part of the royal family".

  • Miss Larissa Fay
    Miss Larissa Fay 4 months ago

    I never thought this would actually happen, but I don’t think it’s for the survivors... it’s for show. Epstein and Maxwell knew who to invite into their circle, to gain knowledge and power over people. I hope he is punished for the crimes he has committed. Sending healing to all the victims.

  • black cat
    black cat 4 months ago +11

    "have been returned to the Queen" what a careful use of word . He’s been stripped because of public pressure

  • i miss my bed
    i miss my bed 4 months ago +6

    Of course it’s not about right or wrong. It’s about saving face. Private citizen or not, dude is still filthy rich and powerful, hard to see him being at a disadvantage at any point forward. Wouldn’t be surprised if he got away with it and the Britons embracing this man again. Ugh. That gives me goosebumps 😖

    • Zuignap
      Zuignap 3 months ago

      Being seen as a private citizen is a good step towards a fairer court ruling. But yes, him having money makes it easier for him to get away with it than someone with a normal amount of money

  • Robbb
    Robbb 4 months ago +5

    I feel as though the queen knew of this for decades probably. She probably spoke to him and told him to watch himself and he screwed up and now bc everyone is looking at them not just for this but many things she is choosing save face for the public..

  • Omniscient Sloth
    Omniscient Sloth 3 months ago

    I’m sure none of the other royals have participated in anything evil like this before….

  • Ross Beck
    Ross Beck 4 months ago +2

    Wow the British news media feel so sorry for him.

  • john kelly
    john kelly 4 months ago +1

    Justice must be served.

  • Ca Thonn
    Ca Thonn 4 months ago +17

    Yeah....this doesn’t happened to an “innocent” man....the Queen knows he is guilty

    • London Jones
      London Jones 4 months ago

      I agree joe...whats the point... you've got a picture you can humiliate the queen with....I would not have stripped my son

    • Bryan Hann
      Bryan Hann 4 months ago +1

      @Ca Thonn Ad hominem _and_ ducking the question. Well done! :)

    • Joe Fairweather Blues
      Joe Fairweather Blues 4 months ago +2

      Guilty of what? This sort of thing goes on all the time. Guiffre well knew what she was doing, but now is out to destroy a decent man, a Royal no less.

  • Edge Of Light
    Edge Of Light 3 months ago

    i love the respect for the due process of law shown in the comments 🙄 \s

  • tommykimon
    tommykimon 4 months ago +2

    I'm today years old, I'm just now finding out Queen Elizabeth has four kids. I grew up only hearing about Prince Charles and his kids.

  • Iza Waniek
    Iza Waniek 4 months ago +602

    This kind of crime should be severely punished no matter who the offender is.

    • Z A
      Z A 2 months ago

      @The Donn I know exactly what it means and you should have asked that before assuming I didn't.

    • The Donn
      The Donn 2 months ago

      @Z A sexual asault doesn't mean that he had sex with her..before you make a statement make sure you know what some legal terms mean..

    • Mariana Vivanco
      Mariana Vivanco 3 months ago

      @Raen 17 yrs old a child?? She was a teenager and my grandma already had her 1 child at that age, please don’t say bll!

  • Angela
    Angela 4 months ago +3

    There are consequences for abusing children. I still remember him saying the picture with the woman he assaulted hasn't been authenticated. So she risked everything to randomly lie about about a member of the royal family abusing her...righttt.

  • gwendalynn Beeks
    gwendalynn Beeks 3 months ago +1

    how could you betray your own son he says he never did it and theres no proof he did it

  • Marli Rivera
    Marli Rivera Month ago

    Eles merecem tudo de bom e nova chance mostraram serem dignos nomes são pessoas sujeiras a erros são seres humanos

  • Juno Jang
    Juno Jang 3 months ago

    Queen is really good queen. Respect for queen!!!! I want to meet her person to person before she passes!!! It will be honor to meet her for real!!! She is definitely worth for being queen!!

  • Evalasting Thrift
    Evalasting Thrift 4 months ago +680

    "The royal family have acted very quickly" 😂😂😂😂😂.. How can he say that with a straight face..these allegations are 10 years old and the interview was 2 years ago...they have done this simply because of the court ruling!

    • Kitty Katz
      Kitty Katz 4 months ago

      The only thing they did quickly, was to toss Prince Harry away…

    • Kitty Katz
      Kitty Katz 4 months ago

      They certainly gave Andrew more of a chance than Prince Harry. They washed their hands of him so fast it made my head spin.

    • Diptangshu Chowdhury
      Diptangshu Chowdhury 4 months ago +6

      @Raen she painted herself as a victim but she was equally responsible for her bad relationship with Charles. And I am not going to compare her with Andrew. Of course Andrew did heinous stuff. But this person said that they treated Diana badly. Where in reality none of them were good for each other and thus both cheated. So both are guilty, not the royal family only

  • Mack Starr
    Mack Starr 3 months ago

    "He will continue to defend himself from these claims.." Apparently not 🤦‍♂

  • delilahbelle2125
    delilahbelle2125 4 months ago +1

    I keep hearing Queen Mary from season 1 of The Crown. "The crown must win, must always win."

  • AsiasSweetheart
    AsiasSweetheart 4 months ago +1

    JUSTICE will always PREVAIL..!!!

  • Samuel Mandarelli
    Samuel Mandarelli 4 months ago

    God Bless The Queen.

  • Devraj Ray
    Devraj Ray 4 months ago +462

    People say how brave a decision it is by the Queen. Absolute bollocks. Been protecting him as long as she can and now they save their own skins.

    • Helen B Mclean
      Helen B Mclean 3 months ago

      @Gro Gas
      I think you may have misunderstood. I merely stated and, I will stand by my belief, that no one has the right to judge another, before they have been found to be guilty and, this is why we have a legal system.
      Did he settle and admit guilt?
      My understanding is, that a settlement is not an admission of guilt. Also why did VG back down and accept when she was adamant that she wanted a full trial and would only accept a settlement if he admitted guilt and apologised; did he?
      More millions for VG to put into her bank account. I just hope that the young girls she trafficked, for Epstein, will come forth and take proceedings against her.
      In truth, she is just as bad as Maxwell only, she will say “I was forced”. Yes sure, a seventeen year old who knew right from wrong, who was paid handsomely by Epstein; enjoyed his parties and also trafficked girls as young as fourteen. No one can be taught and forced to traffick. That’s ludicrous.
      For our Queen’s sake, I’m glad he settled.
      But I doubt, very much, that he did so under her conditions.

      FULLMETAL 3 months ago

      @Crane Gantry delusion is as well sped

    • Helen B Mclean
      Helen B Mclean 4 months ago

      @Kitty Katz
      Harry, as you so eloquently stated “tossed himself out”. The Queen, in order that he could return, gave him a twelve month probationary period. At the end of the twelve months, Harry confirmed that he did not wish to return. So how, was he “tossed out”?

  • Ross Beeton
    Ross Beeton 2 months ago

    Makes me sick that the powerful can buy their way out of jail and we lock up petty thief ?

  • Mohammad bazzi
    Mohammad bazzi 4 months ago

    God bless our Queen.

  • June - Lesley Tomlinson

    I think the Queen has done the right thing and it shows that they are not above the law, God Bless the Queen for doing what must have been very hard for her as a mother.

  • Father son?!
    Father son?! 4 months ago +4

    Imagine still having a monarchy 🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • alifc
    alifc 4 months ago +278

    Isn't the word "devastating" misplaced? Not being called Royal and not wearing a uniform.. That's devastating???

    • Sandy No
      Sandy No 3 months ago +1

      @Jean-François Daignault Agreed.👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

    • Lirco Reeza
      Lirco Reeza 3 months ago

      to relate to their context, sure. But to the normal citizen? No.

    • Sandy No
      Sandy No 4 months ago +2

      @Sylvia Koetz H left the rf and went abroad. He can't do the duties that come with the titles from America.

    • g paramaeswary
      g paramaeswary 4 months ago


  • S Graham
    S Graham 4 months ago

    He has to fight the accusations as a private citizen? So, does that mean the royal court is no longer involved?

  • wexfordam
    wexfordam 4 months ago

    when you're rich you can get away with what ever you wanted its disgusting and slickening it turns my stomach that he wont face trail or imprisonment if found guilty

  • Vee Seven
    Vee Seven 4 months ago +2

    Most amazing thing to me is who advised him to do that interview. Because whoever it was clearly hates him.

  • Stephen Brooklyn
    Stephen Brooklyn 3 months ago +1

    She knows what he done and him losing titles protects the royal house reputation damage limitation at its finest

  • Concerned Voice
    Concerned Voice 4 months ago +406

    The fact that he attempted to evade this due to his title says volumes.

    • Concerned Voice
      Concerned Voice 3 months ago

      And the latest is that he basically admitted guilt by paying off the young lady rather than have everything come out in court and the public. And of course Mummy dearest paid most of it herself. Ah, the pear doesn't fall far from the tree does it.

    • Australia First
      Australia First 3 months ago

      @Zuignap The Terrible Trauma and Moral issues this poor Girl has gone through, not to mention the heinous crime of Sexual Assault has all been negated by a Great Wad of F@#$%N CASH.

    • Zuignap
      Zuignap 3 months ago

      That's what always happens. Powerful/rich people are basically untouchable

    • Concerned Voice
      Concerned Voice 4 months ago +4

      You are right. He did not earn them just like the rest, however, I believe that by stripping him of these titles, it may make him a regular mortal and he may be tried.

  • john kelly
    john kelly 4 months ago

    Justice must be served.

  • nico
    nico 4 months ago +4

    I haven’t really followed this much but is he actually guilty of something? Or is still to be decided in court?

    • London Jones
      London Jones 4 months ago

      exactly. He hasn't been convinced of anything....its all a waste

    • Johann Coetzee
      Johann Coetzee 4 months ago

      ohh he is guilty as can be

  • Tleaves
    Tleaves 3 months ago

    If the Queen is doing this then it's swaying me towards his guilt even more. If he was innocent they would be hiring the best lawyers and preparing to fight it out in court!

  • cinnamon sinner
    cinnamon sinner 3 months ago



    In the Uk when you turn 100 you get a letter from the queen..... when you turn 13 you get a text from Andrew

    • Gray Fox
      Gray Fox 4 months ago

      @xpusostomos exactly. Yes Andrew shouldn’t had been anywhere near teenage girls. Buy it’s quite strange that she took payment and also recruited other girls herself. Wouldn’t that make Guifre a sex trafficker herself?
      It’s quite convenient to sue Andrew on a civil level for a high amount of money , Years after the alleged events.
      Reality it’s often stranger than fiction.
      In my opinion she knew what she was doing , took advantage of the money , parties etc... once Andrew lost interest she became bitter and years latter decided it was abuse and requires more money.
      Other girls recall guifre being proud of having sex with a Prince.
      They just had bad as each other.

    • Jules kitch
      Jules kitch 4 months ago


    • Andrew B
      Andrew B 4 months ago

      Good one

  • Henry Hsu
    Henry Hsu 4 months ago

    Never allow such a case to blow up, as a royal member

  • Cisumino Cisumino
    Cisumino Cisumino 3 months ago

    You know a country and it's justice system is collapsing when a particular social group in society is treated like a unicorn.

  • Sid bob
    Sid bob 4 months ago +2

    What a QUEEN

  • Drek The Destroyer
    Drek The Destroyer 3 months ago +4

    Make no mistake, the Queen knew about this far longer than the public has. And she was and most likely still is ok with everything that happened/ is happening.


    President Clinton: *“I did not have sexual relations with that woman”*
    Prince Andrew: *“I did not sweat at the time”*

    • Bryan Hann
      Bryan Hann 4 months ago

      REMEMBER FRIENDS: Trolls are best left unfed. Cheers!

    • Bryan Hann
      Bryan Hann 4 months ago +1

      @Saltysleigh Oohhhh.... salty ad hominem! :)

    • Michelle Makoni
      Michelle Makoni 4 months ago +1


    • Jules kitch
      Jules kitch 4 months ago +1

      I bet he's sweating now!

    • Georgia 🍄
      Georgia 🍄 4 months ago

      @Stuck in the Pattaya bubble Just like the ole queen herself

  • alphonse
    alphonse 4 months ago +6

    This is embarrassing. For the queen most importantly. Ages of royalty stamped with this.

    • alphonse
      alphonse 4 months ago

      @roofie and raggy mental health is important 💕

  • sehhi vooty
    sehhi vooty 4 months ago +10

    The Queen: Well Andrew, dear boy, how did the interview go? Andrew: No sweat!

  • Talimaw Afghani
    Talimaw Afghani 3 months ago

    what a heartbreaking news for him..

  • Jake Small
    Jake Small 3 months ago

    Imagine how his mom feels about him
    as a woman she must be disgusted in her son

  • norma desmond
    norma desmond 4 months ago +161

    this is the end for him. You can get away with a lot of things. Sex trafficking of minors is not one of them. This will never go away.

    • norma desmond
      norma desmond 3 months ago

      @David Mack I don't care if she was naked meeting him - she was underaged and he was the adult so he should have backed off. And don't you even blame a child or a woman again that she was asking for it because she was wearing a mini skirt. That is a disgusting remark.

    • Sir. Jay
      Sir. Jay 3 months ago

      @David Mack its not legal in the US where it "happened". nobody really knows anything yet but the supposed victim only went after him when epstein died and claimed both of them took part in it. if so why only mention epstein until he is dead?

  • Emeral F
    Emeral F 3 months ago +1

    Poor Andrew, so devastating 🙄

  • coreysue
    coreysue 4 months ago +1

    quick action lol. That family knew and knows what each member is up to at any given time. Disgusting.

  • Z A
    Z A 4 months ago +5

    So he's presumed guilty by his own family. THAT sends a clear sign to her lawyers.

  • Omyda Karim
    Omyda Karim 4 months ago

    The removal of the HRH title must hurt the most.

  • Harvey S.
    Harvey S. 4 months ago +906

    This should have been done ages ago. I hope his heritage does not continue to protect him from his crimes. And he is subject to the same penalties as everyone else.

    • John Jones
      John Jones 4 months ago

      I'll put it another way, if a Father found out his child was a victim, and took action, how would he be treated under the law? Any Father knows exactly what they would do, all hypothetical of course.

    • Fred Willey
      Fred Willey 4 months ago

      @John Jones all in how you want to phrase it. I don't condone it some adolescents are quite head strong and convinced they are right. As far as I know they were not held prisoners.

    • Your Grace _
      Your Grace _ 4 months ago

      @Fred Willey and were underage and not legally allowed to decide

  • Kane
    Kane 3 months ago

    the Queen has done her duty, to the best of her ability. for that, 'God save the Queen.'

    MANACONDA 3 months ago

    How about we talk about prosecution instead? I don't know about you but I'd describe his guilt as 'blatant.'
    And how dare you suggest that he stands alone, knowing the inevitable comparison with the woman coming forward about everything.

  • Andy Pandy
    Andy Pandy 3 months ago

    Oh my, oh my! How will the country survive without prince andrew's services? We're all doomed!

  • Fat Sue
    Fat Sue 2 months ago

    I hope he keeps his Duke of York title 🙏

  • Teeter Totter
    Teeter Totter 4 months ago +664

    If only every rich privileged person's crimes and lack of integrity was truly revealed. There is so much disgusting behaviour at the so-called "upper class" levels. Throughout history. It is rare to find actual high standards of character.

    • Fred Al Watkins
      Fred Al Watkins 3 months ago

      @maeshelle west-davies truth

    • just dev
      just dev 3 months ago +1

      Oh yeah the lower class is just angelic. They don't commit crimes 🤣

    • Innocent Jogger
      Innocent Jogger 3 months ago

      @ron Watts Never on the island. Rode one of his jets one time because it was convenient. It wasn't even the "Lolita express".
      Seethe more, Bad Orange Man will always haunt you.

  • Kane Smith
    Kane Smith 4 months ago +1

    If hes lost it can I have it? I've always wanted to fly in first class 😂

  • PasscodeAdvance
    PasscodeAdvance 4 months ago +1

    Her Majesty is truly the greatest! Love from India!

  • Mind Yabuiz
    Mind Yabuiz 3 months ago

    Am I the only one who thinks 2 decades is a bit long to decide to press charges on someone ? Anyone who needs that long to make a decision needs some serious help

  • Falcon 4917
    Falcon 4917 3 months ago

    Oh how devastating it must be for him to go on holiday forever and never have to show up to represent people he could care less about.

  • Henry Livingstone
    Henry Livingstone 4 months ago +744

    A life of privilege and elite catering has deluded Andrew into thinking that he had impeccable speaking skills and that he had the capability to finesse his alleged innocence by giving a personal interview. What a mistake that was, if anything he’s implicated himself ten times over.

    • ChereiPeach
      ChereiPeach 3 months ago

      He thought that this was 1600's where he can get away with anything bcoz of his royal blood lmao

    • Mish375 S
      Mish375 S 4 months ago

      @Henry Livingstone That's the classism of the royals though. Prince Andrew viewed us commoners in the UK and Commonwealth as idiots (or "wallys" as you say in the UK). So he was arrogant enough to believe he could tell everyone off in an interview and still walk away because of his position in the royal family. And we all know that was a disaster.

    • A2Z
      A2Z 4 months ago

      @Luminous Raven That is what court is for .
      If Andrew has nothing to hide he has nothing to fear from his day in court to demonstrate his innocence and the oppertunity to demonstrate his impeccable character and her bad character .
      He should not be being dragged to court, he should be eager to get it done and clear his good name and the Royal families reputation .

    • babkee babkus
      babkee babkus 4 months ago

      @A2Z disgusting...dunno how they can do it..after travelling to thailand over 25 years ago and realizing how beautiful asian girls are I never went back...only thai...burmese...laotian...chinese..japanese...korean...taiwanese...khmer and vietnamese girls for 25 years...been approached by beautiful white girls and said no every time

  • Kathryn Irby
    Kathryn Irby 4 months ago

    Love it!!!!💙💙💙

  • SymphonyBrahms
    SymphonyBrahms 2 months ago

    How sad for him. Boo hoo hoo. My heart's just a breakin' for him. That slap on the wrist that he got was such a severe punishment! It's a wonder that he can still drive his Rolls Royce!