Royal Black Sheep Spring Cleaning: Prince Andrew Downgraded on Monarchy Website Along With Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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Prince Andrew was downgraded on the royal website.

Mar. 19 2024, Published 7:10 p.m. ET

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Prince Andrew has been given the boot on the British monarchy's official website, along with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The disgraced Duke of York now has his own small section on the site, which was a downgrade previously given to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

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Prince Andrew photographed in November 2023.

Andrew's section now states, "On January 13, 2022, Buckingham Palace announced that, with Queen Elizabeth II's approval and agreement, The Duke of York’s military affiliations and Royal patronages would be returned to Her late Majesty, and The Duke would not return to public duties. Prior to stepping back from public life, The Duke of York undertook a wide range of public work, with a strong economic and business focus."

Prince Andrew's associations with Jeffrey Epstein had long been known and reported for years, but it was his November 2019 sit-down tell-all with Emily Maitlis that sent the palace gates slamming shut behind him. The BBC Newsnight interview was an unmitigated disaster on the pampered prince's part, who was frequently caught with his proverbial hands in the cookie jar by Maitlis.

As a result of the public outcry after the interview, Queen Elizabeth II stripped the Duke of military honors and forbade his usage of his "HRH" style in public. The late monarch also insisted that her rumored favorite child was seen at virtually zero major public events. But the royal analyst insists that even these rare outings where the Duke pops up are likely on the chopping block in King Charles III's monarchy.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also demoted on the royal website.

A similar situation also happened to Harry and Meghan, which has also made headlines in recent weeks.

"When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex scooted off first to Canada and then to California, which was probably always her intended destination, it was made clear to them that although they would retain the honorific titles Her Royal Highness and His Royal Highness, Their Royal Highnesses, they were not allowed to use those letters," royal journalist Michael Cole explained when pointing out the new drama.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been accused of 'disrespecting' Queen Elizabeth II's wishes.

Harry and Meghan's new digital landing pages display their royal coat of arms, styles and titles, amidst their business endeavors for private gain, which Cole claims would be "illegal" if they did. Senior or junior British royals are not allowed to use their regal status as a means to make money, which the late Queen Elizabeth II reportedly made "crystal clear" to the couple. The veteran reporter also highlighted how the name "Sussex" is not to be used as a surname.

"In fact, it's not correct to say that Sussex is their surname," he added. "Sussex is two rather lovely counties in this country, West Sussex and East Sussex. But Prince Harry's birth name was Mountbatten Windsor. That's the family name of the royal family of this country. It's the House of Windsor, but the actual name the children are born into is Mountbatten Windsor."

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Prince Harry ad Meghan Markle, along with Prince Andrew, have been labeled 'royal black sheep's.'

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Daily Express reported on Andrew's website downgrade.

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