Apparently, the Queen of England knows something that we don't. Either that or she is just finally tired of all of his harmful affiliations with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
One thing that I do wonder though is if there is some sort of formality going on in that this would taint the Royal family. The reason I say this is because of the actual statement that was released:
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.
Prince Andrew has been fighting against this for some time now, but finally a judge determined that he is going to have to answer for what his involvement.
“Plaintiff Virginia Roberts Giuffre brings this action against Defendant Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress. In short, she alleges that the late Jeffrey Epstein and others trafficked her to Prince Andrew who took advantage of the situation by sexually abusing her when she was under the age of eighteen,” Judge Lewis A. Kaplan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York explained in a 46-page decision.
Prince Andrew’s legal team had argued that the previously secret 2009 agreement between his accuser, Virginia Giuffre, formerly Virginia Roberts, and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein would release the British royal from liability, even though the now-unveiled documents make no mention of Andrew by name.
“The settlement signed by Prince Andrew’s accuser that the Duke hopes will lead to the dismissal of her sex assault lawsuit against him was unsealed today,” The Daily Mail reported. “Signed in 2009, Virginia Giuffre agreed to be paid $500,000 by Jeffrey Epstein to resolve the sex abuse case against him.”
I have no idea what is going to happen with Prince Andrew. I do tend to believe that what Virginia Roberts Giuffre has accused everyone of is probably true. After all, just look at what has been established so far. We KNOW that Jeffrey Epstein is guilty because he has been convicted of it in the past and he was part of the reason why Ghislaine Maxwell ended up where she did. And of course, we know what has been accused of Ghislaine Maxwell is true because she was just convicted herself. So the likelihood of Prince Andrew being involved in this trafficking is very high.