Prince Andrew has “offered to manage prestigious royal estates, including Balmoral, but King Charles has told him there is no chance of that happening,” insiders claim.
- Duke of York is currently refusing to leave its 30-bedroom Royal Windsor Lodge
- He suggested running the Royal Estates, including Balmoral, the late mother’s lover
Prince Andrew has offered to run some of the prestigious royal estates as part of his negotiations to leave his royal mansion – with King Charles reportedly telling him ‘there’s no chance of that happening’.
After the King informed the Duke of York of planned cuts to royal funds, the disgraced royal has since refused to leave his 30-bedroom Royal Lodge in Windsor.
Insiders said the 63-year-old even offered to take charge of some of the royal family’s beloved estates, including Queen Elizabeth’s beloved summer residence, Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire.
They also revealed that the Duke had begged the King for more royal responsibility as he feels “he deserves to still be treated like a senior royal.”
An insider said: “Andrew insists on having a job despite being forced to resign and now he is being evicted from his home,” said an insider. The mirror.
Prince Andrew has offered to manage some of the prestigious royal estates as part of his negotiations to leave his royal mansion
Royal insiders have claimed the king said ‘there’s no chance’ Andrew will be allowed to manage the royal estates
The Duke of York had offered to take over the management of Balmoral Castle, his late mother’s beloved summer residence
They added that the king disagrees with his brother and “has flat out told him there’s no chance of that happening.”
In recent weeks, the king has reportedly asked all members of the royal family to tighten their belts and expect less money from the duchy – now owned by Charles – than in the past.
This week, the Duke of York said he doesn’t want to leave his mansion in the grounds of Windsor Castle, despite telling friends he fears he won’t be able to afford maintenance if the king cuts his £250,000-a-year allowance.
Andrew is currently reportedly paying £250 a week for a state-subsidized 30-room mansion complete with 98 acres of land and a swimming pool – and doesn’t want to leave it after 20 years.
Because Andrew is unwilling or unable to pay the going rate, probably thousands of pounds a week, Charles has decided to kick the Sussexes out of the five-bedroom Frogmore Cottage and offer the keys to his younger brother, who resists.
The Duke of York will lose £250,000 a year in funding from the King as part of a shake-up of the royal private finances and has had to sell assets including a £19 million ski chalet to cover the cost of the settlement. sex scandal case with Virginia Roberts Giuffre – a victim of Jeffrey Epstein.
Now there are suggestions that the family’s solution to Andrew’s loss of his home could be to move him into the “nest egg” Fergie bought as an investment for their daughters, Princess Beatrice, 34, and Princess Eugenie, 32.
Buckingham Palace and the Duke of York have been approached by MailOnline for comment.