“With the consent and approval of the Queen, the Duke of York resigns his military posts and royal guardianship duties,” the statement said.
He also loses the right to be called “His Royal Highness”.
A civil lawsuit has been filed against Prince Andrew in the United States. American Virginia Giuffre accuses the prince of sexual abuse.
“The Duke of York will no longer perform any public duties and is defending himself in this case as a private individual,” the statement said.