Prince Andrew will be allowed to keep the rest of his royal titles despite fury following Virginia Roberts settlement

Despite requests for him to be stripped of his remaining titles following his sex abuse settlement, Prince Andrew will keep them.

Following a multi-million pound payoff to his accuser Virginia Roberts, the Prince of Wales is facing calls to hand back or lose the dukedom of York, his Naval service rank of Vice-Admiral, and a royal function as counsellor of state.

According to Mail Online, after being obliged to return his military titles and royal patronages to the Queen and left to fight Miss Roberts’ allegations as a ‘private citizen,’ the prince will be allowed to maintain his remaining titles.

Yesterday it emerged that, despite calls from York Labour MP Rachael Maskell for the prince to end his association with the city, he would be allowed to keep the remaining honours.

Sources at Buckingham Palace and the Ministry of Defence said they did not have plans to review the titles.

Andrew is expected to remain one of four counsellors of state who could step in temporarily to take the Queen’s place on official duties if she falls unwell or is abroad.

The other three are Charles, William, and Harry,  meaning two of the four current counsellors of state are no longer working Royals.

Asked about Andrew’s remaining military title, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace yesterday said it was a matter for the Palace.

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