The Duke of York stepped down as a senior working royal in early 2022, shortly before paying a financial settlement to his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre in March, claims which he has always strongly denied.
Following a full review, the Queen’s second son is to be stripped of his publicly-funded protection from the Metropolitan Police – a decision he is said to have complained about to the Home Office and Scotland Yard.
As Prince Andrew has no personal income, the bill for his private security guards is expected to be fronted by King Charles III – to the tune of £3million a year.
The move is expected to come as a blow to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who related in their recent Netflix docuseries how the withdrawal of their own security as soon as they left the Firm put their safety at risk.
The pair have since signed deals with both Netflix and Spotify to bolster their personal income, with Prince Harry also set to release his memoir, Spare, early in the New Year.
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