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Survey suggests majority of Scots want Prince Andrew stripped of Earl of Inverness title

By Alan Shields

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HRH Prince Andrew. Picture: Gary Anthony.
HRH Prince Andrew. Picture: Gary Anthony.

A survey suggests that the majority of Scots want Prince Andrew stripped of his title of Earl of Inverness following his associations with the Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein scandals of recent years.

Prince Andrew has held the title of Earl of Inverness since 1986, following his marriage to Sarah Ferguson.

However, according to the poll carried in The National newspaper, more than 70 per cent of people would like to see the title removed.

Prince Andrew found himself stripped of certain royal titles and privileges following accusations from a woman named Virginia Roberts - an alleged victim of Epstein's sex trafficking ring.

Ms Roberts made several claims that she had been trafficked to the prince when aged just 17 - all claims which the prince strongly denied.

This led to an out of court of settlement early last year in order to "demonstrate his regret" for his association with now deceased paedophile Epstein "by supporting the "fight against the evils of sex trafficking, and by supporting its victims".

But the agreement - said to total up to £12m - is not an admission of wrongdoing by the prince.

He has always denied the allegations made against him.

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