August 10, 2022

Prince Andrew was stripped of his Freedom of the City of York honor following a vote by councilors in the wake of his sexual abuse case settlement.

The motion to remove the title — given to the Duke of York back in 1987 — received 8 out of 10 votes during a full council meeting. This constituted a unanimous decision, BBC reported.

Councilors also called for the troubled royal to give up his Duke of York title in the wake of his out-of-court settlement with Andrew’s accuser Virginia Giuffre.

Councilors said if the duke failed to act, the Queen or the government should step in and remove the title.

In February, Giuffre and Andrew’s attorneys filed court papers stating they had reached an agreement in principle to settle the suit. 

Andrew admitted no wrongdoing but wrote in a letter that he regretted his association with Jeffrey Epstein, who Giuffre claims trafficked her to the royal and other rich and powerful men.

The motion to remove the accolade given to Prince Andrew in 1987 was carried unanimously at a full council meeting.
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Prince Andrew, the Duke of York.
The Freedom of the City of York was given to Andrew as a wedding gift in 1987.
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The settlement amount was not publicly disclosed, but a source told The Post at the time that it could be more than $12 million.

In January, Andrew was stripped of his military titles and royal patronages as the abuse case against him headed to trial.

The Post has reached out to Buckingham Palace for comment.

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