York residents and MPs continue to call for the removal of Prince Andrew’s title and connection to the city, which has caused people to question whether the same decision should be made for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Royal expert Phil Dampier tweeted: “If the Duke of York is going to have his title stripped from him by the people of York presumably the people of #Sussex should also have a say?”
User ArnottRita commented: “Exactly maybe another poll should be made for the people of Sussex to vote on”.
Another wrote that the Sussex name has been “forever tarnished”.
However, not everyone agreed as one user said the two situations are incomparable as Prince Andrew was accused of having sex with a minor, whereas Prince Harry took his wife and son “out of the UK to protect them”.
It comes after the Duke of York continues to face calls to give up one of his last remaining titles after many York residents say they don’t want the Duke to be associated with their hometown.
The calls are in light of the Duke’s former relationship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein and the settlement in his civil sex case brought by Virginia Giuffre.
York’s daily newspaper The Press previously reported nine in 10 residents in the city want Prince Andrew to be stripped of his Dukedom.
York city residents have pressed MPs to pass an Act of Parliament to formally withdraw the title, which was a wedding day present from the Queen in 1986
Labour MP Rachael Maskell, who represents York Central, said…