Petition for Legislation to Remove Duke of York Title

Petition for Legislation to Remove Duke of York Title

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Rachael Maskell started this petition to House of Commons

After years of speculation, Prince Andrew has finally acknowledged and expressed regret for his close association with a convicted sex offender and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. His long delay in doing so and initial response to Ms.Guiffre, an established victim of sexual abuse, have been a source of deep hurt and embarrassment to many in York and Yorkshire.  

Carrying a title carries an ambassadorial relationship with that place, and for somewhere with a global reputation, such as York, this is extremely important. 88% of people in York Press poll expressed their desire for the title of ‘duke’, associated with our city, to be removed.

Although the Queen removed Prince Andrew's other titles in January, there is currently no legal way for the Queen, Parliament or local people to remove a geographic title, such as the Duke of York.  

If you would like to help me get this title removed, please support the campaign by signing this petition asking for the House of Commons to urgently introduce legislation to enable geographical titles to be removed when a title holders associations, engagements or conduct fall below expected standards in public life.

 

 

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