King Charles Will Reportedly Pay For Prince Andrew’s Private Security After Refusing To Do So For Prince Harry And Meghan Markle

Prince Andrew King Charles
Prince Andrew King Charles

King Charles’ latest move appears to be proving Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent allegations true that the royal family don’t care about them as much as other family members, as it’s just been revealed that the new monarch is happy to pay for brother Prince Andrew’s private security, despite him no longer being a working member of the family, when he refused to do so for them. Yikes!

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If you’ll recall, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex claimed in their Netflix Harry & Meghan docuseries that their lives were in danger when they lost their private security after they stepped down as senior royals in 2020, as royal rules dictate that only working members of the royal family are entitled to private tax-payer-funded security.

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King Charles Reportedly Paying For Prince Andrew's Security After Losing Taxpayer-Funded Security

Prince Andrew, also known as the Duke of York, is now not regarded as a working royal and will no longer be performing public duties following the sexual assault accusations against him, which also saw him being stripped of his royal patronages and military affiliations and losing the right to wear his military uniform to the late Queen Elizabeth II's funeral earlier this year.

Reports are now suggesting that Prince Andrew will soon be stripped of his taxpayer-funded Metropolitan Police protection too, but older brother King Charles will reportedly be making other arrangements to ensure he gets the same level of protection by replacing armed personal protection officers with private security guards, which will cost him an estimated $3M a year.

This will undoubtedly infuriate the Sussexes, who discussed their ongoing fears over their safety and security in their Netflix docuseries; although insiders are suggesting that the King is only happy to step in due to Prince Andrew having no discernible regular income, whereas the Sussexes *do* thanks to their $100M deal with Netflix and the money they will make from the upcoming release of Prince Harry's bombshell memoir, Spare, next month, among many other projects.

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Prince Andrew's Private Security Explained

The Duke of York reportedly wrote to the Home Office and Scotland Yard to complain about losing his police protection. According to The Telegraph, all decisions about royal security are made by the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (known as Ravec) with members including senior figures from the King’s household such as his private secretary, as well as a representative from the Prince of Wales’s household, the chairman of the National Police Chiefs’ Council counterterrorism coordination committee, the deputy assistant commissioner specialist operations at the Metropolitan Police, the director-general of the Homeland Security Group at the Home Office, and the deputy director of the National Security Secretariat at the Cabinet Office. The director of protocol at the Foreign Office and the head of royalty VIP and MP security unit at the Homeland Security Group are also on the committee. Wow!

And that's not all, as Prince Andrew also has his own permanent security at his property on the Windsor estate. Perhaps Prince Andrew can get some tips on living without security from his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, who had their official royal security removed several years ago.