Royal Family News: Prince Andrew Continues to Fade from Public, Quits Navy’s ‘In&Out’ Club
In recent Royal Family News, Prince Andrew has resigned from the respected Naval and Military Club, according to the Daily Mail.
The Duke of York, and 62 years of age, has been a member of the prestigious institution, found in St James’s, Central London, since his time in the Royal Navy, 40 years ago. As the Duke of York’s father, the late Prince Phillip has served as the club’s president, it is rumored that this will hit the prince particularly hard. Keep reading and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Royal Family News: Prince’s Name No Longer Seen on In&Out’s Member List
This Royal Family News comes as the Duke of York continues a methodical withdrawal from public life since Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Guiffre alleged that the prince sexually assaulted her, a claim which he has continued to deny. Since relinquishing all his military titles and patronages to the Queen in January 2022 the duke simply let his membership to the prestigious club lapse.
According to The Daily Mail, it’s believed that the prince resigned intentionally as part of cutting ties with organizations in the wake of his hefty $15.8 million settlement with Guiffre. A source told the Mail that the duke’s name remained on the In&Out’s members’ list for several months after he stepped down from Royal duties but recently, it has vanished.
Royal Family News: Andrew to Miss 40th Anniversary Commemoration for Falklands War
The In&Out Club was brought into existence in 1862 for male members of the British Armed Services but now accepts females as well as persons that have never served militarily. Royals fans may recall that, in 2012, the Duke of York marched members of the club around St James’s Square to mark the club’s 150th anniversary.
Last June the club celebrated what would have been Prince Phillip’s 100th birthday by throwing an elaborate party. The club’s nickname comes from the two pillars that greet people as they enter the establishment. One is labeled “In” and the other, naturally, is labeled “Out.”
It looks like Andrew, who served in the Falklands War, will be missing out on the club’s celebrating marking its anniversary in coming months. A Royal source said, “He won’t be hosting so much as a barbecue. It’s a shame for him in some ways. The Falklands was an important part of his life.” Be sure and stay apprised of all Royal Family News and return here often for more spoilers, news, and updates.