When contacted by CNN Thursday, Buckingham Palace said in a statement: “Changes have been made to reflect the recent statement from Buckingham Palace regarding The Duke of York.”
On the British monarchy’s official website, the Queen’s second son still has a page reflecting his dukedom. しかしながら, at the top of the Duke of York page, it now refers to the Queen’s January 13 statement announcing his loss of titles and patronages.
“Prior to stepping back from public life, The Duke of York undertook a wide range of public work, with a strong economic and business focus,” a statement on Prince Andrew’s page now reads.
On a separate subhead, タイトル “Supporting the Queen,” Andrew’s former duties are detailed in the past tense. 例えば, it states: “An important part of The Duke of York’s role was to support The Queen’s work as Head of State. He did this through representing Her Majesty at events and visits in the UK and abroad; receiving Heads of State and Government officials, and attending state and ceremonial occasions.”
先週, a New York judged ruled against a motion by Andrew’s legal team to dismiss a civil lawsuit brought against him by Virginia Giuffre
, who alleges she was trafficked by disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and forced to perform sex acts with the prince at the age of
17. Andrew has vigorously denied those claims
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