On November 20, 2019, Queen Elizabeth II’s second son Prince Andrew, Duke of York, released a formal statement on the royal family’s official website and announced, “I have asked Her Majesty if I may step back from public duties for the foreseeable future, and she has given her permission.” So, what does this mean? Is it really just a polite way of saying that he got fired? And if so, fired from what exactly? Here’s the lowdown on Prince Andrew’s very public demotion.
What happens when a royal family member gets ‘fired’?
Just because they’re family, it doesn’t mean that they can’t get the boot!
Scandal in the palace