Prince Andrew is facing fresh calls to lose the title of Duke of York from the people of York

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New moves are underway to force Prince Andrew to drop his title of Duke of York after a Northern City lawmaker introduced new legislation to Britain’s Parliament to allow for such a move.

York Central’s public representative, Rachael Maskell, has put forward the Removal of Titles Bill after polls showed 80 per cent of its citizens want to be stripped of their association with the disgraced king, who has refused to stop consuming the title presented to him as a wedding present in 1986.

Earlier this year, Andrew reportedly paid $14 million to settle with Jeffrey Epstein’s victim, Virginia Giuffre, who claimed Andrew raped her three times as a teenager. Andrew has denied ever meeting Giuffre.

Andrew was stripped of working royal status by the Queen and asked not to use his HRH honorific but was not ordered to stop using his title Duke of York.

Maskell said so Daily Mail that the citizens of York were particularly unhappy about York’s association with Andrew because it has the status of a Human Rights City, a voluntary network of European cities committed to putting human rights first.

Local lawmakers and councilors in York have previously passed resolutions calling for Andrew’s title to be stripped and honors such as his “Liberty of the City of York” removed.

The legislation would also allow other individuals “who have failed to live up to public expectations” to be stripped of titles.

Maskell said so Daily Mail: “In February, as we focused on the court case brought against Andrew, my constituents responded that 80% of the people wanted ties with the current Duke of York to be severed. And so I’ve met with the staff here in the House of Commons to see how it can be achieved.”

She discovered that “there were no mechanisms in place, not even for the monarch, to remove the title. The only real way to achieve that is for Andrew to no longer willingly call himself Duke of York.”

She added: “Using a title like the Duke of York is an ambassadorial role, it carries our city’s name around the world.

“And it’s a city that is a human rights city, the only human rights city in England. We’re already in a culture clash when we talk about violence against women and girls and the issues we’re working really hard on in the city to make York a very safe place to be.”

The Queen is understood to be unwilling to force Andrew to relinquish his title. As The Daily Beast reported, the Queen, 96, was recently told by Andrew Morton, author of The Bombshell Book Diana: Her true storyto appreciate his “intense” loyalty to her.

However, Andrew’s support is likely to dry up once his mother is no longer on the throne. Charles was adamantly opposed to Andrew resuming public life, and William is said to have barred Andrew completely and permanently from royal life. Prince Andrew is facing fresh calls to lose the title of Duke of York from the people of York


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