Volume 2 Issue 7

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PRINCE ANDREW'S SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN DEACTIVATED WHILE HE BATTLES A US LAWSUIT

Date of News: 

19-01-2022

Date of Publication: 

10-02-2022

Unique ID:

202281538

Name of the Author: 

MANINI KAUR

Field of Law: 

Media Law

Content of News:

The Duke of York's social media accounts are being erased as he fights a sexual assault case brought against him in the United States. The Queen took away her second son's honorary military ties and royal patronages last week, and he pledged not to use his royal title HRH in any official capacity. The Duke Of York, Prince Andrew's official Twitter handle, currently redirects to a blank website. His YouTube channel has likewise been deactivated. While his Instagram account, the duke of york, was still active on Wednesday, it is known that it, too, is being deactivated, as is his Facebook account, albeit other accounts are taking longer to disappear. As Buckingham Palace tries to distance itself from Andrew's legal battle, royal aides have updated the British monarchy's official website. The prince's military affiliations and patronages are still included under Members of the Royal Family, but the list of his patronages and affiliations has been removed. The positions will be split among other members of the royal family, according to Buckingham Palace. After much deliberation among senior family members, the choice was decided. "In January 2022, Buckingham Palace issued a statement declaring that, with the Queen's approval and agreement, the Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages had been restored to the Queen, and the Duke would continue to not carry out public obligations," according to the website.

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