Prince Andrew Expected to Be Evicted

Prince Andrew is reportedly in a state of despair as he faces the looming possibility of losing his lavish home in Windsor.

The luxurious 30-room mansion in Berkshire, known as the Royal Lodge, has been Andrew’s official country residence since 2004, and he shares it with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.

However, his once comfortable financial situation is now in jeopardy, as a dramatic reduction to his yearly earnings is expected to come into effect this April.

For years, Andrew has been the beneficiary of an annual subsidy of $436,000, which has allowed him to maintain his opulent lifestyle.

The funds were provided to him from his mother’s private estate, but control over the money has now shifted to King Charles III, who is determined to streamline the British monarchy.

As a result, the prince’s days of living in grandeur may soon come to an end, and the prospect of being forced out of his beloved Royal Lodge has left him in a state of deep distress.

Without such a generous subsidy at his disposal, the Duke of York will need to fall back on his more modest Navy pension.

At Christmas, a senior royal reportedly joked: “We will kick Andrew out of the house.”

However the situation for Andrew is entirely serious.

“It feels as though his brother wishes to evict him,” a source told The Sun.

Andrew has reportedly told his friends he will not be able to afford Royal Lodge’s upkeep costs after the cut, meaning he will effectively be “evicted” before the end of this year.

“Andrew and Sarah are distraught they have been given such short notice,” the newspaper’s source said, adding that the Queen “died only a few months ago”.

“He’s not being explicitly kicked out, but it’s expected that he won’t be able to afford the maintenance.

“Royal Lodge has a swimming pool 98 acres of land, and is already in need of some repair.”

While Ferguson recently bought a multimillion-dollar townhouse in London, she and Andrew reportedly feel it is unsuitable, as they own a number of dogs and horses.

Another source suggested the move to cut Andrew’s grant was “about Charles telling Andrew he can use his own money to pay for things”.

It’s merely the latest slap in the face for Andrew, who has receded from public view in the wake of his expensive settlement with Virginia Giuffre, a victim of Jeffrey Epstein’s underage sex trafficking ring who has accused the Duke of sexually assaulting her.

He denies her accusation.

Queen Elizabeth stripped her son of his royal titles before she died.

Andrew has more recently been barred from having an apartment or office at Buckingham Palace and stripped of his publicly funded security, though the King currently pays for private security on his behalf.

It should be noted that Andrew is not the only target of Charles’ push to slim down the monarchy, and other royal allowances are also expected to be cut.

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