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Prince Andrew will not attend the Queen's upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Vanity Fair reported.
The decision comes after Queen Elizabeth stripped her son of all military titles on Thursday.
Prince Andrew is facing a sexual-assault lawsuit filed by Virginia Guiffre in which he will represent himself as a private citizen.
Prince Andrew will not attend Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations after she stripped him of all military titles and patronages Thursday, Vanity Fair reported.
He will not be representing the Queen in any capacity at the celebration, sources told Vanity Fair's Katie Nicholl, with one going so far as to say the prince "is going to disappear from sight."
Buckingham Palace and representatives for the Duke of York did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
The report follows the announcement on Thursday that Prince Andrew has been stripped of his military titles and royal patronages — a decision Prince Charles and Prince William, heirs to the throne, were "instrumental" in, the Daily Mail reported.
Speaking to Insider, royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams said it is no surprise Andrew no longer has a place in the upcoming jubilee celebrations.
"He has no place in royal family public celebrations," he said. "The royal family have basically made it clear that he has been an embarrassment for too long. There is simply too many problems there."
With regards to Charles and William's reported roles in Andrew's ousting, Fitzwilliams said it would make sense they played bigger parts in the decision considering their places as future kings.
"They are the guardians of the future of the monarchy," Fitzwilliams said. "All the royals are coming together, of course it grieves the Queen, but there was no option. This was inevitable."
When it comes to the court of public opinion, Fitzwilliams said people "made their mind up when he gave that disgraceful interview on Newsnight," a reference to the now-infamous 2019 interview Andrew did with BBC presenter Emily Maitlis.
The move also comes as the Duke of York faces a lawsuit from Virginia Guiffre, who claims the royal sexually assaulted her when she was 17. He will defend himself as a private citizen instead of as a royal in the lawsuit, the royal family said in the announcement.
A palace spokesperson told Insider in 2019 that it is "emphatically denied that The Duke of York had any form of sexual contact or relationship with Virginia Roberts."
"The royal family has totally distanced itself from Andrew and he wouldn't be expected to attend a royal event in the future," Fitzwilliams said. "This is it."
Despite distancing themselves publicly, the royal family is said to be concerned for Andrew's well-being, according to a source described as a "family friend" in Vanity Fair. "He is absolutely devastated and if I was to describe how he is, I would say very shaken," they said. "This has come as a huge blow."
Prince Andrew still retains his Duke of York title, but will no longer be referred to as "His Royal Highness" in any official capacity.
The Time of London previously reported that the Queen didn't want her son to lose his military titles.
"The Queen has let it be known to the regiment that she wants the Duke of York to remain as colonel," a senior military source told The Times of London's royal editor Roya Nikkhah in August.
While the Queen's coronation anniversary takes place on February 6, official jubilee celebrating her 70th year on the throne are set to begin on June 2, according to The Telegraph. It will continue over the weekend until June 5 and include activities such as a Platinum Pudding competition.
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