Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, eternally stricken by his extended affiliation with the late convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, is now measuring forces in opposition to his brother, King Charles III.
Andrew was pressured out of royal duties after settling a sex-abuse case within the US with Jeffrey Epstein sufferer Virginia Roberts Giuffre, in 2022.
And now, moreover closely curbing his brother’s appearances in Royal household’s official occasions, Charles III desires him to vacate the 30-room Royal Lodge, and transfer to a lot smaller Frogmore cottage.
Page Six reported:
“An actual property row between the 2 brothers has reached farcical proportions, with the disgraced Andrew making a mockery of his large brother’s stress marketing campaign to get him to depart his grace-and-favor house, which in principle is the king’s present.
Andrew has employed builders to do some much-needed repairs on the damp and mildew issues at his $46 million home, Royal Lodge, in an effort to cease his brother from throwing him out — due to money he inherited from their mom, Queen Elizabeth.
‘Andrew was suggested that he ought to transfer out whereas work was undertaken as a result of the home is just about a constructing website however he’s refused as a result of he’s so terrified that the property could be seized in his absence’, in keeping with [a Buckingham Palace source.”
Andrew has spent millions of pounds into the home that he took a 75-year lease on, expecting it would be his home for life.
The Daily Beast:
“Friends of King Charles have ridiculed the idea that Charles is using upcoming repairs at Royal Lodge, Prince Andrew’s massive home in Windsor Great Park, as a means of pressurizing Andrew to move out, but suggested that the disgraced prince will ultimately have to leave the gigantic, 30-room, crenelated property as it will be too expensive for him to maintain without subvention from the monarch.”
The king reportedly cut Andrew’s ‘allowance’, but even if he has not, it’s would not be feasible from him to afford the mansion in the long run without the Crown’s support.
King Charles has tried to slim down the monarchy, all the while keeping multiple homes at his disposal, including Windsor Castle, Buckingham Palace, Balmoral, Sandringham, Highgrove, Clarence House.
“The question is whether Andrew is now bluffing in the hope of getting a bigger financial settlement for surrendering his lease, or if he really intends to defy his brother by staying put in Royal Lodge. If that really is the case, and he and his family cannot afford to repair and maintain it, Charles will have to choose between allowing a historic home to crumble around his nightmare sitting tenant—or pay for the upkeep himself after all.”
The controversy is raging while, once again, the Duke of York faces questions over his long relationship with the late convicted pedophile and alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
As part of the discovery in the Virgin Islands lawsuit against JPMorgan Chase bank, emails have emerged suggesting he may have lied in his ‘car-crash’ BBC Newsnight interview.
Daily Mail reported:
“Epstein’s victims last night called on the prince to speak to the FBI, which he has so far refused to do. It is not known if Andrew – who was seen riding in Windsor today – knew Epstein had mentioned him in the email exchange.
The victims’ representative, US attorney Spencer Kuvin, told the Mirror: ‘It appears that either Epstein was highly overselling his relationship with Prince Andrew or that the duke may not have been entirely truthful about when his friendship ended.’
[…] An electronic mail written by Epstein to JP Morgan on August 31, 2011, steered Andrew as a attainable funding companion as a result of ‘he’s now allowed to earn cash’.”
As all that is unfolding, questions come up over the way forward for Andrew’s daughters, princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, in ‘The Agency’ – because the Royal Household calls itself.
Express heard a Royal household professional:
“Beatrice and Eugenie can change into no matter they need to exterior of the royal household however their mother and father have squandered any hope of the women elevating themselves throughout the fold.”
Their mom, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, can be a legal responsibility to them, being regarded as a ‘unfastened cannon’.
Regardless of divorcing Andrew in 1996, she nonetheless lives with him on the Royal Lodge, having revealed 46 books, giving frequent interviews and having simply began a podcast, to ‘set the file straight’.
“Whether or not she’s telling the media concerning the ghost of the Queen haunting their corgis [dogs] or mic-ing as much as file a brand new episode of her brand-new podcast… There is no such thing as a telling what she is going to do or say subsequent, and the women really feel these repercussions.”