King Charles threatening to ‘sever ties completely’ with Prince Andrew

King Charles is increasing the pressure on disgraced Prince Andrew, warning that life will become “uncomfortable” if he refuses to leave his 30-room mansion.

The 75-year-old King has this year redoubled his efforts to evict his brother, who shares the home with ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, in what insiders are calling a “siege of Royal Lodge.”

Palace sources say the king, who supports Andy’s life financially, may “reconsider the level of support he is willing to provide” if he rejects all offers for a new home.

The disgraced 64-year-old Duke of York, who will never return to public service after paying millions to settle an abuse case related to Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking, spent 18 months refusing the royal’s request to move out.

The Sun exclusively revealed that Andrew turned down the opportunity to move into Frogmore Cottage last year after Harry and Meghan were threatened with eviction.

Andrew, who will never resume royal duties due to his ties to Epstein, continues to refuse to back down, pointing out that he is in possession of a 75-year lease.

But a friend told the Times: “It can be done neatly or it can be done messily. It can be done with grace and dignity or it can be forced upon him. It’s all quite sad.”

“But as things stand, life at Royal Lodge will become increasingly cold and uncomfortable for the Duke.

“The only question now is when he will realise that he has become a prisoner of his own pride – and that returning the keys will provide him with far more comfort and the continued support of his family.”

This is because Charles is reportedly unwilling to continue funding Andy’s lavish lifestyle out of his own pocket.

Sources close to the monarch claim he may be forced to “reconsider the level of support he is prepared to provide” if the so-called siege of the Royal Lodge continues.

The disgraced Duke’s police protection was lifted when he resigned from public office in the wake of the Epstein scandal.

But Charles stepped in to foot the multi-million pound bill for his private security.

The crisis does not seem to disappear after the successful drama airs on Netflix scoopin which Andy’s “car accident” is described in detail News evening Interview.

And there is another portrayal of his shame in an Amazon series about his downfall, in which Andy is played by actor Michael Sheen.

The scandal-plagued father of two has retreated from the public eye since causing controversy when he led the family to a service for the late Greek King Constantine at Windsor Castle in February in the absence of the cancer-stricken king.

But last month he was spotted enjoying a carefree game of golf with friends in Scotland.

He is said to be in financial difficulties as he can no longer work and it is unclear whether he received a major windfall from his late mother’s will when she died in September 2022.

But he and his ex-wife Fergie were allowed to keep the corgis and he pocketed millions of pounds from the sale of his chalet in the Swiss Alps.

And the late Queen helped him pay for a multi-million pound out-of-court settlement with sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre.

Sources close to Prince Andrew insist that he will not leave the Royal Lodge because the property is under a 75-year lease that does not expire until June 15, 2078.

According to Friends of the Duke, he has a “watertight” lease signed last night and sees no reason to give up the house he has lived in for the past 20 years.

A source familiar with the efforts to force Andy out told The Times: “The royal goodness knows no bounds and there is a very good opportunity for Andrew to move into Frogmore Cottage, which the Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently vacated. This also has the advantage of being within the security cordon of Windsor Castle, eliminating the need for alternative 24-hour security for the Royal Lodge.”

“It is taking him longer than would be desirable to recognise the reality of the situation, even though this is clearly the most sensible course of action.

“If he does not agree to move to a property that better suits his needs, the King may need to reconsider the level of support he is willing to provide.”

Another acquaintance who visited the Royal Lodge told the newspaper: “It’s really quite sad but when it comes to who blinks first, Andrew will prevail. He’s not going anywhere.”

“Due to the illnesses of Sarah and the king, his execution has been postponed, and he hopes that Charles will not try to portray him as vindictive by throwing him out.”

The Duchess of York, who still lives at Royal Lodge despite her divorce from Andy 30 years ago, has recently been battling breast and skin cancer.

Palace sources stressed that Prince Andrew remains “the King’s brother” and is welcome at family celebrations, but will never return to public duty.

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace declined to comment.

This story originally appeared in The Sun and is republished here with permission.

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