Prince Andrew stripped of his military titles as his sexual assault lawsuit moves forward

Embattled Prince Andrew has been stripped of his military titles by Queen Elizabeth after a U.S. judge ruled his trial for sex offenses with a minor could go ahead.

“With the queen’s approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to the queen,” the statement from the palace reads.

“The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen,” it adds.