- King Charles reduced a critical grant that assists his brother in maintaining his mansion.
- The Duke’s annual £249,000 grant will be reduced.
- It appears that his brother wishes to evict him, a source said.
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson have been left “distraught” after King Charles reduced a critical grant that assists his brother in maintaining his mansion.
The Duke’s annual £249,000 grant will be reduced, leaving him unable to cover the running costs of the Windsor home without using his own funds.
“It appears that his brother wishes to evict him,” a source said.
“Andrew and Sarah are distraught because they were given the such short notice,” they continued.
“The Queen passed away just 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 in need of repair.”
The move, however, is interpreted as King Charles telling his brother that he must use his own money to maintain the property and his way of life.
“This is about Charles telling Andrew he can use his own money to pay for things,” a source told the Sun.
“The same is true of other members of the family, such as Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.
“There has been leniency with working members of the family who have offices funded by the Sovereign Grant, but there have been other examples.”
In 2003, the Duke signed a 75-year lease for the Royal Lodge for a one-time payment of £1 million.
Andrew was required by the lease to spend money on recommended renovations.
According to documents, the total cost of repairs has surpassed £7.5 million.
After his disastrous 2019 interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, the Duke of York was forced to resign as a working member of the Royal Family.
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