Prince Andrew could be 'forced out' of Royal Lodge following damaging Epstein documents

Prince Andrew could be 'forced out' of Royal Lodge following damaging Epstein documents

WATCCH NOW: GB News's Royal Correspondent addresses rumours Prince Andrew will be kicked out of Royal Lodge

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 05/01/2024

- 08:58

Updated: 05/01/2024

- 09:16

The Duke of York was accused of 'acts of sexual abuse' in new court documents

Prince Andrew could be "forced out" of Royal Lodge, following the release of damaging documents detailing sexual assault allegations, royal sources have claimed.

The Duke of York has lived in Royal Lodge in Windsor since 2003, at which point he signed a 75-year lease for the property.

However, documents released by a New York court on Thursday brought Andrew's relationship with the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein back into the spotlight.

These papers claimed that the prince committed "acts of sexual abuse" and took part in an "underage orgy".

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew could be 'forced out' of Royal Lodge following damaging Epstein documents


Prince Andrew has vehemently and repeatedly denied all allegations against him.

According to reports in The Daily Mail, these court claims have served to "crystallise" King Charles's determination to solve the "Andrew problem" decisively.

The King was said to have been planning to evict the Duke of York from his 10-bedroom home over the past few months.

Palace sources previously said it was "unrealistic" that Andrew would be able to stay in the home "long-term".

Royal LodgeRoyal Lodge has been Prince Andrew's home since 2003PA

These newly released court documents are believed to have strengthened King Charles's decision on the matter.

A source told the publication: "When it comes to any public role for his brother, there is no way back.

"There has always been an agreement that Andrew would be permitted to attend private and family events, as is his right.

"But not public or official ones. That has not changed."

Prince AndrewPrince Andrew was one of the high-profile figures named in the trove of previously unreleased documentsPA
Prince AndrewPrince Andrew no longer performs royal dutiesPA

Some reports suggested the King wanted Prince Andrew to move into Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor estate, the former UK home of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

It is now understood the King will now try and redouble his efforts to move his younger brother to the smaller residence.

The source added: "When it comes to family, it is difficult. But this association is just never going to go away. And that means he [Andrew] has to."

GB News has contacted Buckingham Palace for comment.

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