THE Queen will not strip Prince Andrew of any more titles, it’s been reported today.
Her Majesty will not bow to growing pressure to remove her “favourite son’s” dukedom, it’s believed.
An Act of Parliament is needed for the title – Andrew’s last major honorary position – to be taken away.
Royal sources told the Mirror the Queen “certainly will not” force her son to give it up.
There has been pressure to do so since Andrew’s £12million out-of-court settlement with sex abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre in February.
Ms Giuffre alleged the royal of sexually assaulting her when she was 17 في 2001.
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He vehemently denies any wrongdoing.
وقال مصدر: “The Queen certainly will not take any further action in that regard (of removing his titles).
“The Duke of York has stepped back from public life and already had a range of titles and associations removed and Her Majesty’s position has not deviated from that.”
It comes just a day after the city of York decided to remove Andrew’s Honorary Freeman title.
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الاربعاء, York City Council voted to remove the status in an extraordinary full council meeting.
Councillors took just 40 minutes to reach the decision.
One speaker described the Duke as an “utter disgrace who brings shame wherever he goes”, مضيفا: “He needs to be declared persona non grata in York”.
He is the first VIP to be stripped of his freemanship since Jimmy Savile posthumously had his freedom of Scarborough removed in 2011.
The decision was reached after revelations about his sickening crimes came to light following his death.
Andrew has refused to leave his £1m a year Royal Lodge despite being essentially banished from the family earlier this year.
إنهم إلى حد ما خارج عن إرادتي ".
على الرغم من speculation he would move due to being unable to finance the house without support, a royal source has said it is now “very unlikely” he will leave the Windsor mansion.
It had been thought that last night’s fresh humiliation could be the next step in the Palace facing calls for Andrew to give up his dukedom and remove all remaining connections to the city.