Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms, now in her platinum year at the age of 95. Charles and William are next in line to the throne, as Kings in waiting. Prince Andrew would have been a contender, but that is now not a possibility, even if he is vindicated, as the sex scandal involving Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell has rocked the credibility of the Royals, trial by media.

Elizabeth was born in London as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and she was educated privately at home. She began to undertake public duties during the Second World War, serving in the Auxiliary Territorial Service. In 1947, she married Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, a former prince of Greece and Denmark, with whom she has four children: Charles, Prince of Wales; Anne, Princess Royal; Andrew, Duke of York; and Edward, Earl of Wessex.

In 1952, she became Head of the Commonwealth and queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon.





Following a disastrous year for the Monarchy in 2021, in 2022, things took more of a downturn, with District Judge Lewis Kaplan ruling that Virginia Guiffre's claim of non-consensual sex with Prince Andrew may proceed, in the wake of Jeffrey Epstein's conviction as a pedophile, and Ghislaine Maxwell's conviction of sex trafficking. All this in the lead up to the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.


In a shock decision by Buckingham Palace, the Queen took the extraordinary step of stripping the Duke of York of his 'HRH' title and military honours. Some may see this as a pre-emptive measure, suspecting that a guilty verdict might result from the allegations, but anyway you look at it, the steer is plain, the Palace is taking steps to protect the Monarchy, by removing his royal name. In so doing it prevents Ms Guiffre from obtaining an Order against a royal, where he now continues to fight the civil case as a private citizen.


The Duke's former wife, Sarah Duchess of York, and daughters Beatrice and Eugenie, may (apparently) have been spared being called as witnesses, save that character is an issue.


In a civil claim the standard of proof is "on the balance of probabilities," whereas in a criminal court it used to be "beyond all reasonable doubt." That was until the changes in the law brought about by David Blunkett with the Sexual Offences Act 2003, who was made a 'Lord' for that little gem of human rights abuses - all designed to increase the conviction rate, by dashing the rights of the innocent under Article 6, so increasing the number of (men in particular) being wrongfully convicted.


Added to those HR wrongs, the Crown failed to ensure a safety net, indeed, cut the ropes to that net, by excluding Article 13 from domestic legislation: Human Rights Act 1998. Thus, preventing injustices from being corrected, and in effect, doing to those unfortunates, what may happen to Andrew, making them exiles from normal commercial enterprise, by tarnishing their character forever. The Royals in taking the extraordinary step of cutting Andrew off, have shown that they know how damaging such allegations can be. But now imagine being wrongly convicted, and having no avenue back to any Court to look again at how a conviction was obtained.


What this means, is that if Andrew were to be tried in the UK for rape, he would be convicted, unless, he could roundly disprove the allegation. The former Prince has an advantage over the ordinary man, in the he is not reliant on Legal Aid. Because, if he were, he'd find that limitations prevented even the basic right to independent forensic medical evidence.


With such an unbalanced justice system in the UK and it appears, in the US, you may consider it is unsafe for men to put themselves in positions of jeopardy, in having sexual relations, or any kind of social interaction, where a claim of assault or rape might be fabricated. The latest technology may come to the rescue, in the form of sex dolls. Life size replicas of women and men, complete with skeletons to mimic human positions, warm skin and fully functional (lubricated washable and hygienic) sexual organs (vaginas, penis, anus, mouth). And get this, the latest offerings have artificial intelligence (AI) so they can talk to their human owners. This would constitute 'risk-free' sexual relief, until such time as robots acquire legal rights. Or they introduce a sex tax.


Think also on the reduction in unwanted teenage (and other) pregnancies - as population birth control. You might imagine that having lobbied for virtual witch trials in sex cases, that women's lobbies would object strongly to Fembots - and you'd be right! They hate the idea, especially prostitutes. Held to be the oldest trade in the world.


Prostitution could cease or reduce, with brothels being filled with a choice of hygienic Fembots. There would be no chance of catching the clap, or other infectious diseases. The operators of these houses would not be classed as pimps or madams, and nobody could be prosecuted for sex trafficking. Okay, so you might think a lot of women would be out of work. But there is nothing stopping them operating sex salons. Then women might get lonely and want a companion (same for men) but they could get themselves a synthetic male to AI abuse. 


As women's right is all about equality and opportunities, they cannot argue that if is unfair they may have to work to support themselves. Because, in the modern world we have created, an ordinary working couple needs two incomes to stand any chance of ever owning a home of their own. By promoting synthetic companions, we may be taking away to opportunity to claim rape, but we are also creating a fairer society, with fewer traps for the unwary. On that basis, sexbots should be available on the NHS, and part of the sustainability agenda or the United Nations.




Prince Andrew in full military and royal regalia




On Thursday, Buckingham Palace announced that the Duke of York's military titles and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen. The Queen's decision to remove these came just one day after it emerged that a judge refused to throw out a civil case launched against Andrew by Virginia Giuffre.

The Duke also won't use his His Royal Highness style in any official capacity.

Buckingham Palace issued a brief statement that focused on Andrew's public role and titles on Thursday evening.

It read: "With The Queen's approval and agreement, The Duke of York's military affiliations and Royal patronages have been returned to The Queen.

"The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen."

On Thursday morning, prior to the news breaking, the Duke was spotted being driven from his property Royal Lodge for a meeting with the Queen.

It comes as the royal family is said to be "furious" with the prince over the claims and dragging the family into the matter.

A source close to Andrew on Thursday evening described him as "shell-shocked" by the Queen's statement move.

The source added: "Given the robustness with which Judge Kaplan greeted our arguments, we are unsurprised by the ruling.

"However, it was not a judgement on the merits of Ms Giuffre's allegations.

"The Duke will continue to defend himself against these claims."

The Duke of York held 12 military affiliations, including Colonel of the Grenadier Guards, which have now been returned to Her Majesty.

Her decision to remove the titles came after more than 150 furious Navy, RAF and Army veterans signed an open letter asking her to strip him of his military appointments.

The letter read: "We understand that he is your son, but we write to you in your capacity as head of state and as Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Navy and Air Force.

"These steps could have been taken at any time in the past 11 years. Please do not leave it any longer."

Andrew is being sued by Ms Giuffre, formerly known as Virginia Roberts who claims he sexually abused her on three separate occasions in 2001.

She alleges she was trafficked by Jeffrey Epstein to have sex with the Duke when she was 17.

The financier killed himself in 2019 while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges.

The Duke has repeatedly denied the allegations against him.

During his Newsnight interview in 2019, Andrew stated he has no recollection of meeting Ms Giuffre despite there being a photo of the pair together alongside Ghislaine Maxwell.

As the case is now in the "discovery" stage, Andrew can decide whether to defend himself against the allegations in a trial or to reach an out-of-court settlement with Ms Giuffre. 
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