close
Sunday July 21, 2024

Prince Andrew makes major decision on Royal Lodge, Beatrice, Eugenie

King Charles has requested that the Duke of York vacate the royal residence

By Web Desk
June 21, 2024
The King reportedly pays a seven-figure sum annually to fund Prince Andrews residence
The King reportedly pays a seven-figure sum annually to fund Prince Andrew's residence 

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice may miss out on the Royal Lodge as the ongoing feud over the residence remains unresolved. 

The Duke of York currently lives in the Royal Lodge with his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson and is engaged in a dispute with King Charles over the property.

In 2003, Prince Andrew signed a 75-year lease agreement with the Crown Estate for the Royal Lodge. Despite being asked to leave, Andrew plans to pass his lease to his daughters after his death. 

Initially, he wanted to transfer the lease to his ex-wife, but a clause in the agreement with the Crown Estate prevents this. The clause stipulates that the lease can only be passed to his children or his widow. If Prince Andrew were to remarry Sarah Ferguson, he would be able to bequeath the Royal Lodge lease to her after his death.

With 54 years remaining on the lease, Andrew intends to honor the agreement's terms. However, King Charles is urging his brother to give up the Royal Lodge and move to Frogmore Cottage, the former UK base of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, from which they were evicted last year.

Currently, the Duke of York plans to bequeath the lease to Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie so they can use the property for the remaining years of the agreement after his death. 

The King reportedly pays a seven-figure sum annually to fund Prince Andrew's residence at the Royal Lodge but is now considering cutting off this funding as their feud continues.