Prince Andrew ‘refusing’ to leave Royal Lodge in row with King Charles | UK News

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Prince Andrew is refusing to leave his 30-room mansion to make room for Prince Wales in a new row with the king, it’s been reported.

Andrew could struggle to afford the running costs of Royal Lodge in Windsor if his subsidy of £250,000 was slashed by King Charles.

The sum was previously paid to Andrew by his late mother Queen Elizabeth.

The Sun reports that Charles has suggested Andrew moves into Frogmore Cottage, the former home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

But Andrew seems to want to stay put, with a friend saying: ‘This has been his family home for the last 20 years. Is it really sensible to kick him out?

‘He’s concerned that now the coronation is over, the knives are out. But we’re dealing with human beings, not real estate.’

Andrew’s daughters, Beatrice and Eugenie, were regular visitors to Royal Lodge and it was hoped that Eugenie would be able to have her child there during the summer.

Courtiers believe King Charles wants eldest son Prince William and his family to move into the Lodge instead, with Andrew apparently given a deadline of September to move out.

But now Andrew is said to be keen to make a compromise as it’s been accepted that September is too early.

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Andrew has lived at Royal Lodge for 20 years (Picture: Shutterstock)

Britain's Prince Andrew attends the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey, London, Saturday May 6, 2023. (Andrew Matthews/Pool via AP)

Andrew has stepped back from royal duties (Picture: AP)

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 6: Prince William, Prince of Wales on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 6, 2023 in London, England.  The Coronation of Charles III and his wife, Camilla, as King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and the other Commonwealth realms takes place at Westminster Abbey today.  Charles acceded to the throne on September 8, 2022, upon the death of his mother, Elizabeth II.  (Photo by UK Press Pool/UK Press via Getty Images)

Prince William could end up living at Royal Lodge (Picture: UK Press Pool/UK Press via Getty Images)

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King Charles is apparently rowing with his brother (Picture: Stefan Rousseau/POOL/AFP)

A friend of Andrew’s said: ‘If Charles wants Andrew to play ball and help the family, aren’t there better ways of going about it?

‘Why not do the decent thing, sit down and talk? If they need the house for William, perhaps Andrew should be told.

‘Perhaps William should invite his uncle for tea and explain?

‘Or why didn’t Charles invite his brother for a meeting and ask him if he’d leave Royal Lodge to help his nephew and the future of the monarchy, and agree on a schedule acceptable to both sides?’

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