Prince Andrew was ‘left in tears after the Queen told him his titles were being stripped away – and hosted a shooting party for family and friends while struggling with Her Majesty’s decision’

Buckingham Palace announced the Queen’s decision to cast Andrew out of the royal fold in a statement on Thursday

Prince Andrew was said to be tearful after the Queen removed his honorary military titles, it was claimed tonight.

The Duke of York, who can no longer be known as His Royal Highness ‘in any official capacity’, is expected to write to his former regiments to express his remorse at having to leave, the Sunday Mirror reported.

‘The Prince was tearful when told the news even though he had expected it. He feels that he has let so many people down, not least his mother, during her Platinum Jubilee year,’ a senior defence source said.

The news comes as the prince was said to have hosted a shooting party for about 12 friends and relatives on Friday – a day after the monarch’s decision to remove the titles.

The group is understood to have gathered at his Royal Lodge home before heading off for the shoot in Great Windsor Park, Berkshire.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail UK