Calls for Andrew to lose his taxpayer-funded security and dukedom
The Guardian|January 15, 2022
The Duke of York faces calls to pay for his own security and relinquish his dukedom after being stripped of his military affiliations and royal patronages in the fallout over the civil sexual assault case against him.
Caroline Davies Mark Brown Lucy Campbell

The calls come as his accuser, Virginia Giuffre, welcomed the New York court ruling that paved the way for her lawsuit against Prince Andrew to proceed to trial, as she pledged to “continue to expose the truth”.

Prince Charles – who was reportedly key to the Queen making her decision on Andrew’s future – ignored questions about his brother while on an engagement in Scotland.

With Andrew no longer using his HRH style in any official capacity and banned from royal duties, calls were growing for him to lose his tax payer-funded Scotland Yard security and the title Duke of York.

Rachael Maskell, the Labour MP for York Central, tweeted it was “untenable” for Andrew to retain his title “another day longer”, and Darryl Smalley, a senior member of City of York council, launched a campaign to strip Andrew of his dukedom.

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