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UK’s Prince Andrew renounces royal patronages, military affiliations

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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince Andrew has renounced his military affiliations and royal patronages, Buckingham Palace said on Thursday. The move comes after Andrew’s lawyers failed to persuade a U.S. judge to dismiss a civil lawsuit against him 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,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement. “The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen.” A royal source said An…

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