King Charles is alleged to be powerless to evict Prince Andrew from his residence on the Royal Lodge in Windsor and his brother has no intention of leaving because the lease is in his title.
In line with a royal insider, the Duke of York, who has lived on the 30-room mansion for 20 years, is reportedly underneath stress from Buckingham Palace to vacate the premises, which has been lined up for Prince William and Kate to maneuver into.
However Andrew reportedly intends to honour the lease he signed in 2003 – which expires in 75 years and is signed underneath his title quite than the royal household’s – by refusing to maneuver out of the £30million mansion.
The Prince is as a substitute being pressured to maneuver into Frogmore Cottage, a smaller property on the Windsor property beforehand occupied by Harry and Meghan.
A supply near Andrew informed The Occasions: ‘The lease is within the duke’s title so nobody can take that away from him.
‘It has by no means been steered that it could possibly be taken away from him. It is a lengthy lease with 80 to 90 years left on it.
‘It is a lease between him and the Crown Property. That is not a matter for the King. It is a matter for the chancellor of the exchequer. The one manner you possibly can get him to maneuver out can be by way of an association — he must agree.’
The supply claimed there was ‘no basis’ to stories this week that the Crown Property would possibly attempt to minimize off the duke’s electrical energy to be able to stress him into leaving.
They mentioned the King was unlikely to exert stress on Andrew as a result of it might not make him a ‘highly regarded individual throughout the household.’
‘There are different family members who wouldn’t need to see a member kicked out,’ they added.
One other supply near Andrew beforehand mentioned: ‘This has been his household residence for the final 20 years. Is it actually wise to kick him out?
‘He’s involved that now the coronation is over, the knives are out. However we’re coping with human beings, not actual property.’
Andrew’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, are common guests to Royal Lodge and it was hoped Eugenie would be capable to have her baby there through the summer season.
It’s broadly understood that Royal Lodge, as soon as occupied by the Queen Mom, has been earmarked for Prince William and his household.
Andrew moved into the posh residence following the dying of the Queen Mom in 2002.
He was granted the residence by his mom, the late Queen Elizabeth II and lives there along with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.
Tom Bower, who has written biographies in regards to the King and Prince Harry, informed The Occasions: ‘I believe the King is true. He is bought to slim down the variety of homes within the royal portfolio and Andrew has bought to return to phrases along with his destiny. He can now not dwell like a duke.
‘Frogmore shall be a chilly bathe for him, however he is simply bought to take it.’
Andrew stepped away from royal duties in 2019 after particulars of his friendship with convicted baby intercourse traffickers Jeffery Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell got here to gentle.
In March 2022 he paid an undisclosed sum, regarded as about £3m, to Virginia Giuffre, who accused him of getting intercourse together with her after Epstein trafficked her.
The duke denied the accusations.
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