Ms Guiffre accused the duke of s*xually assaulting her when she was 17 – a minor under US law.
She alleged that she suffered “s*xual assault and battery” at the hands of the duke on three occasions when she was a teenager and that she was trafficked by Mr Epstein.
The Duke of York has denied all allegations against him.
The scandal has led to the prince retreating from public life and removing many of his associations and titles, likely permanently and certainly while legal proceedings are in action.
Prince Andrew gave up a number of titles and associations this month
Prince Andrew has stepped back completely from public life
According to Buckingham Palace, Prince Andrew has voluntarily parted with his royal duties – they were not stripped from him.
A statement from Buckingham Palace read: “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.”
Prior to the statement, his full styling was His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.
His titles have now reverted back to the Queen
But now the Duke has dropped his HRH styling, he is Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.
Prince Andrew also had his military affiliations removed as the result of the ruling.
The Prince’s removed affliations are: honorary air commodore of RAF Lossiemouth; colonel-in-chief of the Royal Irish Regiment; colonel-in-chief of the Small Arms School Corps; commodore-in-chief of the Fleet Air Arm; royal colonel of the Royal Highland Fusiliers; deputy colonel-in-chief of the Royal Lancers (Queen Elizabeths’ Own) and royal colonel of the Royal Regiment of Scotland.
The Queen is head of the armed forces, and honorary military appointments are in her gift – and can be taken away by the monarch as well.
Prince Andrew lost his military associations due to the scandal
He also no longer bears any royal patronages – these have been redistributed among the Royal Family’s remaining working members.
Most recently, the duke relinquished his association with the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews after 30 years.
The club told its members on Friday morning: “I can confirm that the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews has received notification that the Duke of York will relinquish his honorary membership.
“We respect and appreciate his decision.”
The Duke of York was the captain of the R&A in 2003 and 2004, which coincided with the club’s 250th anniversary, and has been a regular attendee at the Open.
The Duke of York recently deleted his social media accounts as well.
His Twitter account @TheDukeofYork was thought to have been deleted and now leads to a blank page that reads: “This account doesn’t exist.”
His YouTube channel is no longer searchable and his Instagram page @hrhthedukeofyork also appeared to be inactive, saying: “Sorry, this page isn’t available.”
A message on the duke’s Facebook account reads: “This content isn’t available right now.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK