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Prince Andrew's round-the-clock armed security could be axed in next month

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Duke of York lost his HRH and military titles after an allegation of sexual assault which he strongly denies.Andy is now facing fighting the US court case as a private citizen.His taxpayer-funded police and Home Office protection is thought to cost up to £3million per year.

An insider said: “Although no one will comment on it publicly, this is an issue that is now actively being discussed by the Met’s Royal and VIP Executive Committee. "The situation may prompt a decision sooner rather than later.

If Prince Harry, who is no longer a working royal, does not get security in the UK, then why should Andrew?”Andy, 61, lives in the 30-room Royal Lodge on the Queen’s Windsor estate, which has round-the-clock protection.It is the security he has when he leaves which is under scrutiny.

The news comes as three-quarters of Brits said Andy should lose his Duke of York title and place as ninth to the throne.Royal author Margaret Holder said: “Many are fed up with the disgrace of Andrew’s tawdry behaviour and feel he has demeaned the Queen.”Andy’s Biographer Nigel Cawthorne added: “If an American jury finds against him, there will be no road back for him to redeem himself in the eyes of the public.

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