Prince Andrew stripped of military affiliations by Queen Elizabeth

LONDON — Britain’s Prince Andrew has returned his military affiliations and royal patronages to Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace said in a statement Thursday.

This comes a day after the royal’s lawyers failed to persuade a U.S. judge to dismiss a civil lawsuit that accuses him of sexual abuse.

“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 said.

NBC Prince Andrew stripped of military affiliations by Queen Elizabeth