Prince Andrew’s ‘rift’ with King Charles could spark unintended benefit for Queen Camilla

Prince Andrew and King Charles
Prince Andrew and King Charles are locked in crunch talks over Royal Lodge
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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin


Published: 13/06/2024

- 17:40

The Duke of York has lived in Royal Lodge since 2003

Prince Andrew’s "rift" with King Charles could spark an unintended benefit for Queen Camilla, royal sources have claimed.

The brothers are currently locked in crunch talks over Royal Lodge, the Duke of York's home since 2003.


The King, 75, is said to have made it clear that he wants Andrew to move out and live elsewhere.

However, Andrew is "refusing to budge, much to the frustration of his brother", according to reports in The Times.

Prince Andrew and King Charles

Prince Andrew has lived in Royal Lodge since 2003

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A source close to Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew told The Daily Mail that the King sees Royal Lodge as a potential future home for Queen Camilla.

Royal commentator Richard Eden wrote: "As dowager Queen, Camilla would be stepmother – not mother – to King William.

"And William will inherit everything, just as Charles did from his mother, including Clarence House, where Charles and Camilla live when they are in London.

"As Prince of Wales, William already owns the King’s beloved Gloucestershire home, Highgrove.

Royal LodgeRoyal Lodge was formerly the home of the Queen MotherPA

"So, Charles will be determined to make sure that Camilla is kept in the manner to which she has become accustomed.

"Might that include guaranteeing her a ‘country’ bolthole in Windsor Great Park?"

It was previously reported that the Prince and Princess of Wales could move into Royal Lodge.

However, a source close to Prince William and Princess Kate told the publication that the couple are very happy at Adelaide Cottage and have no wish to move.

Ray Mill House

Ray Mill House is Queen Camilla's personal home in Wiltshire

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Queen Camilla and Prince William

Queen Camilla could move into Royal Lodge when Prince William becomes King

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In due course, they will occupy Windsor Castle.

The insider claimed: "The last thing William and Catherine would want is a load of controversy about their getting another big house.

"They already have their large home at Kensington Palace and their Norfolk property, Anmer Hall, in addition to Adelaide Cottage.

"There was a fair bit of criticism of the cost of renovations to their Kensington Palace home and they would not want to go through all that again."

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