Prince William and Princess Kate don’t need Prince Andrew’s house, thanks very a lot.
Insiders dispelled rumors that King Charles is kicking his disgraced brother out of his longtime house, Royal Lodge, to make room for the Prince and Princess of Wales.
A supply near William and Kate instructed Web page Six the couple is “extraordinarily glad” at Adelaide Cottage with their three kids, Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 8, and 5-year-old Prince Louis.
And a transfer may show a pricey safety headache for the king, a number of sources added.
The Waleses solely relocated from Kensington Palace in London to Adelaide Cottage in Windsor final September.
Nevertheless, there was chatter that Charles wished to maneuver the household into Andrew’s $38 million Royal Lodge in Windsor — which boasts 30 rooms and is significantly bigger than the four-bedroom Adelaide — after telling his youthful brother to maneuver out.
Not solely do William, 40, and Kate, 41, need to keep put, however Royal Lodge lies exterior the safety perimeter of Windsor Citadel. In consequence, it has separate safety for which Charles foots the invoice.
Nevertheless, taxpayers could be caught with that separate invoice if working royals William and Kate have been to maneuver in, a destiny Charles is raring to keep away from.
Adelaide Cottage — together with Frogmore Home, as soon as house to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — sits throughout the safety perimeter protecting Windsor Citadel.
Andrew, 63, misplaced his position as a working member of the royal household after paying a multimillion-dollar settlement to Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre in March 2022 as a part of her sexual assault declare towards the prince.
Andrew has a 75-year lease for Royal Lodge, which he shares together with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson.
Whereas Web page Six can affirm that Charles, 74, himself pays the expense for his brother’s private safety, stories final week claimed that Andrew is protecting Royal Lodge’s roofing prices this summer time — however refusing to maneuver out through the work, fearing he won’t ever get again in.
One royal supply mentioned: “Charles isn’t chucking Andrew out, however Andrew should discover the cash to take care of the property himself — and the place is that coming from?”
Because the Day by day Mail identified final week, it will make sense for Andrew to quickly transfer to close by Frogmore Cottage — Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s former house, to which the king has urged Andrew may completely “downsize.”
Web page Six confirmed earlier this 12 months Harry and Meghan have been left shocked after being instructed to give up their Windsor house, given to them by the late Queen.
Harry’s cousin and Andrew’s youthful daughter, Princess Eugenie, resides within the five-bedroom house along with her husband, Jack Brooksbank, after giving beginning to her second son, Ernest, earlier this month.