Today’s news summary – Paper Talk
Friday’s front pages are heavily dominated by the news that the Queen has stripped Prince Andrew of his royal patronages and military titles – he’ll no longer be using HRH either.
The news comes as Andrew faces a US civil case from a woman who claims he sexually assaulted her when she was 17.
Downing Street staff held two parties the night before Prince Philip’s funeral, claims the Daily Mirror.
The Duke of York will now defend his civil sexual abuse case as a “private citizen” after the Queen removed his military titles and royal patronages, writes The Independent.
The Queen has “cast Andrew adrift for the sake of the monarchy”, reports the Daily Express.
The Guardian splashes on the Queen seeking to distance herself from Prince Andrew, stripping him of his military and royal roles.
Prince Andrew had his royal and military titles taken away after being summoned to Windsor Castle, reports The Sun.
The Metro reports Prince Andrew has been “booted out of the Royal Family” as it distances itself from the scandal of his sexual assault lawsuit in the US.