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York City sever ties with Prince Andrew over sexual assault allegations

The City of York took the first steps yesterday to remove all ties with Prince Andrew after he settled his sexual assault complaint with Virginia Giuffre.

The councilmembers said they will file a petition next month calling for his city’s liberties to be revoked.

York City councilors want to 'sever links' with Prince Andrew

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York City councilors want to ‘sever links’ with Prince AndrewCredit: AP

It was granted in 1987 and recognizes remarkable service.

Other recipients include the Duke of Wellington, Sir Winston Churchill and Dame Judi Dench.

The Lib Dem-led city council is also calling on him to give up his title of Duke of York.

Cllr Darryl Smalley, who called the allegations Andrew, 61, faced “extremely serious”, said: “We are determined to explore all options for severing his links with our city.”

He urged the council to vote to strip the Duke of York of his honorary liberties, adding: “Buckingham Palace and the Government must then act to strip the Duke of York of his title.”

Andrew – was stripped of military roles and royal patronage – said that he”regret his association“With the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein who traded Miss Giuffre, 38 years old.

He agreed to an out-of-court settlement with her, is reported to be an estimated £12 million.

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Prince Andrew could lose the title of Duke of York

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Prince Andrew could lose the title of Duke of YorkCredit: Getty – Contributor

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17700340/prince-andrew-city-of-york-sex-assault-case/ York City sever ties with Prince Andrew over sexual assault allegations

Bobby Allyn

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