King Charles Is Reportedly Kicking Prince Andrew Out Of Buckingham Palace
King Charles, 74, has reportedly sent his disgraced younger brother, Prince Andrew packing from Buckingham Palace. The controversial royal, 62, who was famously stripped of his royal and military honors by his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, has been told by Charles that he would have to find a new place to live for a while, The Sun reports.
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“The King has made it clear that Buckingham Palace is no place for Prince Andrew,” a source told ‘The Sun’. https://t.co/CSD0XUeTT8
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) January 26, 2023
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The Duke of York, who has faced numerous allegations since his reported friendship with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein surfaced, has been told “there is no longer any place” for him at the official royal residence.
“The king has made it clear that Buckingham Palace is no place for Prince Andrew,” a source told The Sun. This comes just months before King Charles III’s coronation in May. Apparently the official reason for Andrew’s eviction is a planned 10-year-long renovation at the palace, which includes the 62-year-old’s suite, known as the Chamber Floor. The renovation is reportedly going to cost upwards of $400 million. The banning serves as yet another slap in the face to Andrew, who was kicked out of his Buckingham Palace office, barred from using his HRH (“His Royal Highness”) moniker, and lost his patronages last year. Andrew is still a Royal Knight of the Garter and a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.
The monarch told Andrew she was relinquishing him of most of his royal titles and patronages in January. “With the Queen’s approval and agreement, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to the Queen,” Buckingham Palace said in a statement at the time.
“First his office closed last year and now his sleeping quarters,” the insider said. “Andrew loved having a suite at Buckingham Palace, where he was not only set up for marital life with Sarah Ferguson but used it as a bachelor’s pad after his divorce. In the past, he brought back a string of new girlfriends to his home in the palace. A bachelor’s flat in St James’ Palace doesn’t have the same allure for a single man,” the source added. Prince Andrew is not going to be homeless. If he wishes to stay in London, his only other option is his other royal residence, St. James’. And, Andrew also shares a 31-room Royal Lodge mansion in Windsor with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.
“Any presence at the palace is officially over,” a source told the outlet in December. “The king has made it clear. He isn’t a working royal. He’s on his own.” One thing’s for certain, it seems like the Crown is desperately trying to distance itself from Prince Andrew and his controversies.
Disgraced royal Prince Andrew has been kicked out of Buckingham Palace with his former bachelor pad set to be gutted and renovated after his belongings were packed and shipped out. #Sunriseon7 pic.twitter.com/Nz69uBKqd3
— Sunrise (@sunriseon7) January 26, 2023
The retraction of Andrew’s official royal labels came about during his sordid sexual assault case filed by Virginia Giuffre, who claimed that Epstein made her have “disgusting” sex with the royal three times when she was just 17. Andrew’s lawyers say he “unequivocally denies Giuffre’s false allegations against him” but, he ended up settling the case out of court in February 2022.
Andrew was notoriously photographed by The Post strolling with the pedophile in 2011 following Epstein’s first release from prison. He has since denied knowing anything about Epstein’s illegal activities which include sexual assault, soliciting a child prostitute, and sex trafficking. Epstein himself mysteriously died behind bars in 2019 while awaiting trial on child sex-trafficking charges. Prince Harry recently slammed his uncle in his new memoir, Spare, over his connections to Epstein.
It’s actually crazy the amount of abuse Prince Harry gets for literally just standing up for his wife like any real man should do, but yet he’s more spoken about and hated than the sexual predator Prince Andrew who has been allowed back into the royal family.
— Benny James (@Beno_ldn) January 11, 2023
Royal Fans Point Out ‘Hypocrisy’ Of Meghan And Harry’s Treatment Versus Prince Andrew’s
Royal fans are defending Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and pointing out the “hypocrisy” and double standards in the way the royal couple was treated by the public, the press, and the royal family compared to Prince Andrew, especially after he reached a multi-million-dollar settlement with Virginia Giuffre. In a statement, the Duke of York confirmed the settlement and also said he regretted his association with Epstein.
— Ava-Santina (@AvaSantina) February 15, 2022
Taking into consideration the settlement, which is supposed to be as high as £12 million (or close to $15 million), many have pointed out the double standard in the treatment of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The couple announced that they would be abdicating in January 2020 because of treatment from the royal family, the public, and the press. They have since relocated to California. As the tweet mentions, tabloids seem to be much more critical of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle than Prince Andrew.