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Prince Andrew Steps Down from Chancellor Role

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Prince Andrew has stepped down from his role as the chancellor of the University of Huddersfield.

Earlier this week the prince announced he would step back from royal duties following a backlash after a BBC interview was aired.

The University of Huddersfield said it wanted to "thank the Duke for his work during his period as chancellor".

The university added: "Due to the circumstances and in discussion with the university, he has decided to step down immediately to allow the university to appoint a successor."

"HRH The Duke of York was conferred as chancellor of the university in 2015 for a period of five years and the university would like to thank the Duke for his work during his period as chancellor."

Students at the University of Huddersfield had called for the prince to be sacked as their chancellor and more organisations have announced they will be cutting ties with the prince.