Reportedly, Prince Andrew could lose his mansion as well as his police protection, according to the latest news.
The reports come after the Duke of York was stripped of his royal military titles and patronage by the Queen yesterday (Thursday, January 13).
Messages from Prince Andrew
After yesterday’s shocking news, it looks like things could get worse for Prince Andrew.
According to The sun, the Duke of York, 61, is now reportedly in danger of being “kicked out” from his £30million mansion Royal Lodge.
Andrew has lived in the 31 bedroom Georgian mansion since 2003. He was reportedly signing a 75-year lease at the Royal Lodge at the time.
The Royal Lodge is just three miles from Windsor Castle and was the home of the Queen Mother until her death in 2002.
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Not only does Andrew live at the Royal Lodge, his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson also lives there. However, they occupy separate wings.
If the 61-year-old is forced to leave Royal Lodge, he could move into Frogmore Cottage, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s old home.
Not only could Andrew lose his home, but he could also lose his 24-hour police protection. That would mean he would have to pay for the security out of his own pocket.
Retired Chief Superintendent Dai Davies narrated MailOnline: “Whether or not he will still be granted expert protection depends solely on how serious the intelligence suggests the threat level.”
Prince Andrew’s representatives declined to comment.
Prince Andrew was stripped of his titles
Yesterday (Thursday 13 January) it was confirmed that the prince has been stripped of his royal military titles and patronage. The palace released a statement last night confirming the news.
“With the Queen’s approval and assent, the Duke of York’s military affiliations and royal patronage have been returned to the Queen,” the statement said.
“The Duke of York will continue to refrain from public duties and is defending this case as a private individual.”
Prince Charles and Prince William were reportedly “instrumental” in convincing the Queen to strip their second son of his titles. The Queen then held a 90-minute meeting with Andrew, during which she shared her decision with him.
He is no longer referred to as His Royal Highness.
The Duke of York’s sexual assault trial
Prince Andrew’s loss of title and potential loss of his home comes after a US judge ruled he would face a civil sexual assault case.
The Duke of York is accused by Virginia Giuffre of sexually abusing her when she was 17.
Giuffre claims Andrew attacked her on three separate occasions.
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The Duke has always denied these allegations. His legal team tried to get Giuffre’s case out of court, but Judge Lewis Kaplan refused to dismiss the case.
This means that Andrew must now answer in court and try to defend himself in court.
There is no trial date yet. However, it is likely that it will be sometime between September and December.
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