“We therefore call on you to take immediate action to strip Prince Andrew of all military ranks and titles and, if necessary, that he be dishonorably removed from office.”
The letter ends as follows: “We understand that this is your son, but we are writing to you in your capacity as Head of State and Commander-in-Chief of the Army, Navy and Air Force .
“These measures could have been taken at any time during the past 11 years. Please don’t leave it any longer.
The Queen is the head of the armed forces and honorary military appointments are in her gift – and can also be withdrawn by the monarch.