CAUSE Andrew is summoned to Windsor Castle to confront the Queen head-on, where he is expelled from the Company.
The Queen stripped the disgraced Duke of his royal and military titles in an hour-long summit meeting before the civil sexual assault lawsuit.
Andrew will no longer use the title ‘His Royal Highness’ – and will face his case in the United States as a “private citizen”, which means he can’t hide behind royal prerogatives.
And now he will likely no longer live publicly after Virginia Roberts Giuffre accused him of sexually abusing her when she was 17, which he denies.
As he prepares for a life away from the limelight and his court battle, here are five key moments since the pivotal breakup.
1. Castle Summon
The Queen summoned her second son – widely considered her “favorite” – to Windsor Castle to prevent his sexual assault from further harming the Royal Family.
Andrew gray face when he arrived for the emotional conversation around 11:30 a.m. Thursday.
The 90-minute meeting saw the duke’s titles handed back to his mother just hours after a judge ruled he would face a court battle with his rape accuser.
The Queen is said to follow the same model she did for Megxit when Meghan and Harry left the Company.
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2. The lawyer was overthrown
Andrew arrived at the meeting accompanied by a lawyer.
But in a humiliating beating, attorney Gary Bloxsome is said to have been forced to wait outside the parking lot.
The king may have wanted to strictly keep the discussion to family members and dress her son decently.
It does mean, however, that Andrew must face the Queen without “one’s inner ring” for moral or legal support.
3. Family Orchestra
Prince William and Prince Charles are said to have urged the Queen to strip Andrew of royal patronage and military titles during the war.
Insiders say the decision to reduce Andrew to a “private citizen” is one of the toughest in the Queen’s 70 years on the throne but she did so after speaking earlier to the royals. seniors, including Charles and William, who encouraged her to act.
Wills is said to be a key figure in the judgment, and helps his grandmother realize Andrew’s location is “the grave of death”.
Both he and Charles are said to have completely agreed that Andrew had to go – and did “completely angry” after he “crossed the red line”, The Sun exclusively reported.
A letter signed by Navy, RAF and Army veterans asking her to cancel his enlistment appointments also pressured her.
The historic decision follows family conversations about the growing issue of the “Andrew problem”.
In addition to his titles and appointments, he also faces being evicted from his 31-bedroom Georgia mansion — and losing police protection.
4. Brief statement
Following their face-to-face meeting, the Queen delivered the news of Andrew’s departure from royal life in a short and to the point statement.
In just 49 words, she ended any hope he might have had of a public life in the Company and announced his royal career was well and truly over.
Andrew stepped back in November 2019 after his pathetic Newsnight interview in which he claimed he couldn’t break a sweat.
But the Queen made things official on Thursday when she said he would “continue not to carry out any public duties”.
Her short and emotionless words seemed to make her position clear – that she simply wanted to get the job done.
5. ‘Marathons Aren’t Sprints’
After a devastating decision, Andrew swear to defend myself against civil suit as a “marathon not a sprint”.
He was expected to agree to a settlement out of court with Mrs Giuffre, paid from the sale of his £10m Swiss chalet.
Legal experts say it is his “least worst option” after a US judge ruled sexual abuse claims should be heard in court.
But sources suggest that at least for now, the duke will fight it and not settle.
Can see a full civil trial with jury Andrew cross-examined his sex life, linked up with Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, and asked what exactly he did to his accuser.
Sworn statements from ex-wife Sarah Ferguson and daughters Beatrice and Eugenie are also a possibility.
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