King Charles has reportedly agreed to allow Prince Andrew to stay at his Royal Lodge home. Previously, the prince, 63, was thought to have butted heads with his older brother, the King, who wanted to kick Andrew out of his Windsor residence following public allegations of wrongdoing levelled at the Duke of York – which saw him step away from senior royal duties. He has always strenuously denied any claims made against him.
The monarch’s efforts to oust Andrew also come after Charles reportedly wanted to lead a ‘slimmed down’ monarchy.
The King also cut Andrew’s annual £250,000 handout, leaving the disgraced Duke of York unable to pay the estimated £2 million worth of repairs the Royal Lodge, the residence he's lived in for 19 years, needs.
It was previously reported that senior royals suggested that Andrew ought to move to the vacant Frogmore Cottage, which was previously the home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle before they moved to the States.
However, the two royal brother have now reached an agreement which permits Andrew to stay in the 30 room mansion, which he shares with ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.
Andrew is also thought to have paid around £200,000 to repair the residence’s roof, which has been considered an “interim payment”.
The pair are thought to have struck a deal which allows Prince Andrew to stay at the Royal Lodge after they met in Balmoral over the summer.
“Andrew’s stance has paid off,” an insider told The Mirror. “He has refused all attempts by the King to leave his home, dug his heels and the King has relented and granted a stay of execution.
“Andrew is in agreement that the property needs repairs, for which he has already paid more than £200,000 recently to sort out the roof and has said he will make the further necessary renovations.
“It seems the King just wants to move on for the time being which might be a good idea for everyone.”
Cosmopolitan UK has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.
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