“Due to the negative reports about Prince Andrew, we are changing the name to go in a different direction,” school principal Craig Campbell told CNN in an email. “We want to build our identity as a positive, supportive school community and have a name to match.”
Local residents will have the opportunity to submit name proposals to a six-member name change committee made up of students, staff, and community members. The top three will then be referred to the Halifax Regional Education Centre, which will receive final approval.
The allegations against the prince have tarnished his public standing and prompted other members of the royal family to distance themselves from the Duke of York.
In recent years, the Canadian school has joined a long list of institutions that have decided to drop ties to the controversial institution of the same name.
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