Prince Andrew won't leave the Royal Lodge without a fight! The disgraced prince was asked to leave the luxurious property in March when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were kicked out of Frogmore Cottage. King Charles' wanted his brother out of the estate, but the Duke of York has yet to begin the moving process.
The Royal Lodge is in need of expensive repairs, and sources claim Andrew intends on using the money Queen Elizabeth left him to finance it. "There was money left to the family by the Queen," the source explained. "Details of the exact amounts and to whom will never be revealed because the papers have been sealed.”
"He’s been quite open about where the money has come from because he doesn’t want people to think he has come up with it through other means," they added.
The Royal Observer previously reported Andrew's stubbornness could become a safety hazard due to the lengthy list of renovations the house needs. "It's become farcical. Andrew has roof repairs scheduled later this summer which will take several months to complete and has been advised that staying in the house during those renovations could prove problematic. But he is reluctant to leave," a source told a publication.
"They originally wanted Andrew out of Royal Lodge so that the property could be renovated and prepared for new lodgers," they added.
"But he is adamant that, as he has so many years left to run on his lease and he spent millions from his own fortune doing up the place that he is not going to leave his home," the insider explained. "He feels very strongly, perhaps with some justification, that they are moving the goalposts suddenly and it is hugely unfair."
Although Andrew wasn't the only fallen royal to get the boot, his friend thinks the Sussexes' eviction made sense due to their public move to California.
"No one knows how it will be resolved but Andrew is insistent," the said. "It was clearly convenient for Harry and Meghan to leave Frogmore as they were paying for a property they don't really use. But Royal Lodge is Andrew's home."
The insider spoke to OK! U.K.