King Charles has reportedly given his brother Prince Andrew another snub by refusing to pay a £32,000 annual bill from an Indian medicine guru.
The rejected expense claim is yet another embarrassment for the Prince, who is reportedly considering ‘telling his side’ in a new exclusive interview.
The Duke of York submitted the expense claim to the Privy Purse, the King’s private revenue which comes mainly from the Duchy of Lancaster, and is said to have thought it would pass without issue.
However, the King has told his brother that he will have to pay for the guru’s services out of his own pocket.
Andrew, 63, has been a client of the Indian healer for some years, sources told the Sun newspaper.
King Charles (right) has reportedly given his brother Prince Andrew (left) a further snub by refusing to pay a £32,000 annual bill for an Indian quack guru.
Prince Andrew has been the subject of controversy over sexual assault allegations and spoke in an interview with Emily Maitlis in November 2019.
It is reported that she treats the Prince with chanting, massage and holistic therapy at Andrew’s mansion of grace and favor. And it is believed that she lives in the £30 million Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park for up to a month.
Before her death in September, the bill for the expenses was paid by Charles and Andrew’s mother, the late queen.
But the annual income of around £24 million from the Duchy of Lancaster is now the King’s alone.
A source told the Sun that the treatment is “very expensive” and that while the late monarch was “happy to oblige her son over the years”, the King is “much less inclined” to fund the extravagances. Andrew, especially considering the cost of living. crisis.
Going on, the source said that struggling families would not be happy with paying such large sums of money to provide holistic treatment that doesn’t work as real.
They said the king “thought his brother was laughing” when he saw Andrew’s expense claim to the Privy Purse for the healer.
It was reported that, historically, spending statements like these would pass “no questions asked,” but in the age of Charles this is changing.
The duke was stripped of his royal roles by the queen last year after allegations of sexual abuse made by Virginia Giuffre.
But now he can give another revealing historical interview, sources told The Mirror, in another effort to clear his name.
A source close to Prince Andrew said: ‘Nothing is off the table.
“Andrew was forced to quit his job and now, potentially, his home.”
The source added that he feels there is “little to lose” and that the Prince believes he has already “paid a terribly high price”.
His ex-wife, Sarah, Duchess of York, went on a whirlwind press tour of the US for her new book, A Most Intriguing Lady, referring to her ex-husband as “poor Andrew” last week.
She has long mourned his ‘death’ and exile from public life and has previously stated that she will always support him.
Andrew, 63, has been a client of the Indian medicine man for some years, sources told the Sun newspaper (file photo)
The guru is reported to be treating the Prince with chanting, massage and holistic therapy at Andrew’s mansion of grace and favor, Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park (pictured)
Andrew told friends last month that he won’t be able to pay for the upkeep of the Royal Lodge in Windsor when Charles cuts his £249,000 annual grant from April. And he and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, 63, could now face eviction from the Royal Lodge.
But Prince Harry and Meghan’s Windsor home, Frogmore Cottage, from which they will be evicted, has been offered to Andrew.
Liberal Democrat MP Norman Baker told the Sun the bill was an “outrageous use” of what is effectively taxpayers’ money.
Buckingham Palace declined to comment when approached by the Sun.