Apr 28, 2022
By Jeremy Logan
Prince Andrew has lost another ceremonial honour as groups throughout Britain cut ties to the royal disgraced by allegations of sexual misconduct.
Councilors in the northern city of York on Wednesday night voted unanimously to withdraw the prince’s status as a “freeman of the city.”
The honour was awarded to Andrew in 1987 after Queen Elizabeth II made him the Duke of York.
Andrew is the first person to be stripped of the status, a purely ceremonial honour that dates back to medieval times when freemen enjoyed special privileges.
Honourees include the actress Judi Dench and Princess Anne, Andrew’s sister.