After a unanimous vote, Prince Andrew’s title of “Freedom of York” was revoked.

After a unanimous vote by York City Council, Prince Andrew’s honorary ‘freedom of York’ title was revoked.

In an Extraordinary Council Meeting on Wednesday, April 27, councillors voted in favor of the dismissal.

It comes after Prince Andrew and his accuser, Virginia Giuffre, agreed an out-of-court settlement of £12 million in a civil sex suit filed in the United States.

Many councillors felt that removing his Honorary Freedom of the City of York was only the beginning of the necessary measures.

Prince Andrew, according to Councillor Gwen Swinburn, is a “disgrace” who brings “shame and repetitive damage everywhere he goes, even to our city.”

She stated, “He has to be proclaimed persona non grata in York.”

Councillors also demanded that he give up his Duke of York title.

Rachael Maskell, the Labour MP for York Central, claimed the prince was the “only person ever to have their freedom taken away” by the city and backed calls for him to forfeit his Duke of York title.

The dukedom, like other peerages, can only be abolished by an act of parliament, which was last done in 1917.

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