King Charles Delivers Series of "Shattering Blows" to Disgraced Prince Andrew, Experts Claim. "He's On His Own."
After his sex scandal, the Prince has been dealt a series of blows.
After Prince Andrew stepped down from his Royal duties, the entire world wondered what his life would be like. According to multiple sources, the disgraced member of the family hoped that after the heat of sexual assault allegations cooled down, he would be able to step back into public life.
After the death of Queen Elizabeth and King Charles' ascension to the throne, Prince Andrew reportedly met with his older brother in hopes of returning to some of his duties, but Charles shot him down. And, in the months following, Andrew has been dealt a series of "shattering blows" by his brother.
According to The Sun on Sunday, One of the significant blows Prince Andrew has been dealt is losing his taxpayer-funded arm guards, which cost the country a whopping $3.6 million-a-year. Instead, the Prince will be offered protection from taser-Equipped private security, paid for by the King.
"It is a shattering blow to his ego," a source told the publication about Andrew losing his high profile security. "Made worse by the fact if he cannot afford it, he'd be cap in hand begging for money from his older brother."
The Duke of York also lost one of his most prized titles, Colonel of the Grenadier Guards. It was recently revealed that his brother's wife, Queen Camilla, was taking over the duty. According to The Telegraph, Andrew was quite fond of the title.
"The colonelcy was his most coveted title and the loss was keenly felt," they write, adding that he lobbied his mother prior to her death to be reinstated. However, when King Charles took over, Buckingham Palace announced they were reshuffling regimental colonelcies and shockingly handed it down to his wife.
Finally, Prince Andrew lost his office at Buckingham Palace. According to The Sun the Duke, who keeps a "modest" staff of three or four people, including an administrative secretary and a communications secretary who work out of the palace, was stripped of the perk.
He will no longer be able to use the address anymore. "Any presence at the palace is officially over," a source told The Sun. "The King has made it clear. He isn't a working royal. He's on his own."
One thing Prince Andrew didn't lose was the ability to spend the holidays with his family. On Christmas, he was joined by his daughters Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice and their families, attending service at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Norfolk.