King Charles Is Reportedly 'Infuriated' With His Brother Prince Andrew's Refusal To Leave $37M Royal Lodge

Prince Andrew Is Refusing To Move Out Of Royal Lodge For Prince William And Family

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By Favour Adegoke on May 17, 2023 at 4:00 AM EDT

Prince Andrew has blatantly refused to move out of his Royal Lodge after being evicted by King Charles III. The disgraced Prince reportedly plans to honor the 55 years left on his lease but is afraid his utilities will be turned off. 

King Charles has announced that Andrew should move to Frogmore Cottage and previously cut his allowance. Royal Lodge, which the Queen Mother previously occupied, has now been assigned to Prince William, but his uncle Andrew is hellbent on staying put.

The Duke of York first moved into the property after the Queen Mother died and now lives there with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. There is pressure for Andrew and Charles to have a physical meeting concerning his eviction. 

Read on to find out more. 

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Prince Andrew Has Refused To Move Out Of Royal Lodge

Prince Andrew at Prince Philip's Memorial Service

Sources close to Prince Andrew recently told The Telegraph that he has "no plans" to vacate the Royal Lodge for Prince William and his family. His refusal comes after King Charles issued an eviction notice to leave the lodge, which has been Andrew's home for over 20 years. 

The sources claimed that Andrew plans to complete the 75-year lease for the £30 million property, which he signed in 2003. He has about 55 years left to stay in the Royal Lodge, where he lives with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. 

However, the King has ordered Andrew to move into Frogmore Cottage, the former home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Earlier this year, Charles cut his younger brother's allowance of £249,000, which means he's unable to settle the mansion's running costs.

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Prince Andrew Is Sad About Being Evicted

Prince Andrew attends a memorial service at St Georges Chapel Windsor while all the other Royals attend the Commonwealth service at Westminster Abbey. Strictly one time use only subject to agreement with News Licensing.

On Sunday, a friend told the Daily Mail that Andrew is sad about being evicted and "refusing to budge." The Royal Lodge has now been earmarked for Prince William, his wife, Kate, and their three kids. Andrew is reportedly in very low spirits and is now a recluse at home. 

The friend said, "He is so fragile. He's refusing to see anybody. This has been his family home for the past 20 years. Is it sensible to kick him out?" They explained that Andrew is concerned that with the Coronation done, the royals will do anything to get him to move out, including turning off the utilities. 

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Royal Lodge Was Previously For The Queen Mother

08-06-2019 England The ceremony of the Trooping the Colour, marking the monarch's official birthday, in London. Queen Elizabeth II Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales Prince Andrew Britain's Princess Beatrice of York Britain's Princess Anne, Princess Royal, Queen Elizabeth II Princess Eugenie of York Lady Louise Windsor, Prince Andrew, Duke of York Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

The Royal Lodge used to be occupied by the Late Queen Mother until she died in 2002. Andrew then moved into the property after his mother, the Late Queen Elizabeth II, granted it to him. 

Andrew and Ferguson's daughters, Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, regularly visit their parents at the lodge. Another friend told the Daily Mail, "Eugenie is heavily pregnant, and her parents expect to have the new grandchild there this summer. Don't forget that Sarah has been the glue holding the family together through this nightmare."

The initial eviction notice from the Palace states that Andrew and Ferguson must move out by September, but it's now understood that the tight deadline is unrealistic. Negotiations over the property, which began when Queen Elizabeth was still alive, are ongoing. 

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Friends Want Prince Andrew And King Charles To Have A Physical Meeting

King Charles attends the 200th Sovereign's Parade

Andrew's friends have also hinted that the Prince might agree to a compromise if King Charles "does the decent thing" by arranging a face-to-face meeting. Andrew is reportedly frustrated that he's only been discussing the issues with Royal officials instead of his older brother directly. 

One friend said, per Daily Mail, "If Charles wants Andrew to play ball and help the family through these difficult times, aren't their 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."

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They further stated that it's not difficult for Charles to ask Andrew to leave the property directly to "help his nephew and the future of the monarchy?" And then agree on a schedule for him to move out. The royal insider noted, "Real people are at the heart of all this. He's just lost his mother. Who, straight after that, would want to be evicted by his brother?"

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