Military associated with him was getting uncomfortable
Queen was aware him having a title was dragging the royal family as a whole into every instance of his mess being mentioned and this is her platinum jubilee year
What with harry having his titles removed and andrew probably given the option of voluntarily giving them up or having them removed the royal family is getting that shrinking that charles wanted but probably didn't plan like this
Agreed. Between Andrew, Harry, and Meghan, the Firm is getting more grief and scandal than it ever did during the chaotic Diana years. Cutting them loose is the best way forward.