King Charles III reportedly evicted the disgraced Duke of York Prince Andrew from using an office at Buckingham Palace in the wake of his ties to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
The 62-year-old Duke reportedly paid millions of dollars in an out-court settlement after Virginia Giuffre accused the Royal Family member of sexually abusing and raping her on three separate occasions in 2001 when she was 17.
Although Prince Andrew has denied any wrongdoing, the King has allegedly barred his sibling from working out of the Palace or using it as a corresponding address.
“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.”
The eviction comes after Queen Consort Camilla took over the Duke’s role as Colonel of the Grenadier Guards last week.
The Royal Household officials also stripped the Prince of his $3.5 million, 24-hour armed security last month after officials said they would no longer fund the service for the disgraced family member.
Former Home Office minister Norman Baker said last week that “armed protection has always been a status symbol for the likes of Prince Andrew.”
“Of course, he should pay it himself and not burden the taxpayer because he is a private individual and carries out no public duties,” Baker said, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The Daily Wire reported last month that the King could soon move to exclude Prince Andrew, Princess Beatrice, and Prince Harry from acting as official stand-ins if he should be “incapacitated.”
The Regency Act of 1937 allows a monarch’s spouse and the next four in line for the throne to be called up to act as “Councillors of State” — appearing on behalf of the King or Queen to conduct official business.
Buckingham Palace announced earlier this year that Prince Andrew’s military titles and royal patronages had been returned to the Queen after the royal failed in his last-ditch effort to have the civil case thrown out.
The Duke said in a statement at the time of the civil lawsuit that damaged his reputation he “regrets his association” with Epstein and had agreed to make a “substantial donation” to Giuffre’s charity.
Prince Andrew surprisingly joined his family for the Christmas service at the Church of St. Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk, after pictures surfaced of the Duke walking behind the senior-most royals, including his brother King Charles III and the queen consort, Camilla, Fox News reported.
Buckingham Palace has declined to comment to media outlets.