King Charles reportedly faces a probable royal household showdown more than his determination to shift Prince Andrew, his eldest brother, out of his home of twenty yrs- Royal Lodge in Windsor Good Park, Berkshire. The Duke of York is stated to be underneath strain to downsize to the previous household of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Frogmore Cottage. Nonetheless, Prince Andrew is refusing to do so and is backed by customers of the royal household as properly.
A near affiliate of the Duke of York stated that he can’t be pressured to vacate the premises mainly because his title is on the lease with the Crown Estate, and not the royal family’s. The supply informed The Moments: “That’s not a subject for the King. It really is a subject for the Chancellor of the Exchequer. The only way you could get him to shift out would be by means of an arrangement — he would have to concur.”
Dismissing statements manufactured just lately that Prince Andrew could be pressured out of the household, the supply stated that any this sort of shift would not make King Charles a “extremely well known human being within just the household” as there have been “other customers of the household who would not want to see a member kicked out”.
Royal biographer Tom Bower stated that the repairs of the mansion and its land quantities is about £1million in addition staffing charges.
“All crown leases have termination clauses. For case in point, if you are not paying out for repairs in a way they assume fascinating. So I would assume the lease will not likely shield him endlessly. They can often say the paintwork is just not great sufficient. Which is how he can be winkled out,” Tom Bower stated.
Prince Andrew stepped down from royal obligations in 2019 adhering to row more than his alleged connections with the disgraced billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.