When the $500 million renovation of Buckingham Palace initiated by the late Queen Elizabeth II is accomplished in 2027, do not anticipate Prince Andrew to return to his quarters there. King Charles III’s youthful brother, charged in 2015 with the 2001 sexual assault of a 17-year-old sufferer of Jeffrey Epstein’s intercourse trafficking operation, has reportedly been advised he’ll now not be welcome within the condominium the place he lives because the 80’s. The solar stories that the king, who ascended the throne after Elizabeth’s dying in September and could have his official coronation ceremony on Could 6, has made the choice, with a supply telling the tabloid: “The king has made it clear that Buckingham Palace has no place is for Prince Andrew.”
After the allegations in opposition to Andrew surfaced, the story of Epstein’s crimes continued to draw media consideration, which solely elevated when the shady financier was discovered lifeless in a New York Metropolis jail cell awaiting trial on intercourse trafficking fees. Shortly after Epstein’s dying, Andrew denied the allegations in opposition to him in a poorly acquired BBC interview, then introduced that he would “resign from public duties for the foreseeable future”. In early 2022, his mom stripped him of his navy titles. The next month, he reached an out-of-court settlement along with his accuser, Virginia Giuffre.
Sometimes the first residence of the sitting monarch (though the king has not but moved in because of ongoing renovations), Buckingham Palace has a whopping 775 rooms, 52 of that are bedrooms for members of the royal household and visitors. Andrew’s suite is at the moment a part of building, which suggests it has already been vacated. Like most royal residences, little is thought concerning the interiors, however a 2012 exposé printed within the Night Customary revealed some loopy particulars. Apparently he was a fan of embroidered pillows and had one which learn “Daddy,” a present from his daughters Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, one other that learn “Eat, Sleep, and Remarry” (he and Sarah Ferguson divorced in 1996), and a 3rd with the saying, “Earlier than you meet your actual prince, it’s essential to kiss a whole lot of frogs.”
Final 12 months, two former staff of the Duke of York got here ahead with extra particulars about his household life. An interview was given to it The solar stating that a part of her job was to measurement his 72 teddy bears on daily basis. One other advised the paper that Ghislaine Maxwell, the Epstein affiliate discovered responsible of intercourse trafficking of a minor and 4 different fees and sentenced to twenty years in jail, has been given “unrestricted entry” to the palace by Andrew.
Nevertheless, as of now, he’s nonetheless allowed to maintain his residence on the Royal Lodge on Windsor Nice Park, the place his ex-wife additionally lives. The solar additionally stories that he has been provided a set at St. James Palace in London.