King Charles to likely pay for Prince Andrew’s security after snubbing Prince Harry


King Charles could foot the bill for Andrew’s private security after multiple requests by Prince Harry were declined.

The King will keep paying the bill, as the Duke of York has no declared public income.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have repeatedly made it clear they felt exposed and in danger without security after leaving the Royal Family.

The Sussexes made the remarks in their bombshell Netflix docu-series, which is available now on Netflix.

The fresh royal row exploded into public in the Netflix trailer where the pair appeared to suggest their security was withdrawn before they left for a new life in North America. 

Prince Andrew and King Charles

King Charles could foot the bill of the Duke of York’s private security bill (Image: GETTY)

King Charles and Prince Andrew

King Charles is likely to pay for prince Andrew’s private security bill (Image: GETTY)

The 90-second clip suggested that part of their decision to step away from royal duties and move across the Atlantic was taken due to a pressing concern for their safety, with Harry saying: “I wonder what would have happened to us had we not got out when we did.”

Meghan then claims “our security was being pulled — everyone in the world knew where we were”, before Harry’s voiceover describes leaving Britain on a jet as the “freedom flight”.

It is understood the couple signed multi-million-dollar deals with Spotify and Netflix to fund their own private security arrangements after leaving the Royal Family.

King Charles’ decision not to fund the couple’s security bills prompted Prince Harry to bring legal action against the Home Office.

King Charles, Prince Harry and Prince Andrew

The last time the three men were seen publicly was at the Queen’s state funeral in early September (Image: GETTY)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle suggested lack of security was a reason for leaving Britain (Image: NETFLIX)

Prince Harry’s long-running legal battle against the Home Office’s decision reportedly cost the taxpayers more than £235,600 to date, according to a Freedom of Information Act request by

Britain’s former head of counter-terrorism, Neil Basu, gave credence to the couple’s claims when he said that Meghan had faced “disgusting and very real” threats to her life while the couple lived in the UK.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are paying for their own security in the US (Image: NETFLIX)

Prince Andrew was embroiled in a judicial case over allegations of sexual assault that is believed to have cost him his HRH title and entitlement to taxpayer-funded bodyguards. Prince Andrew vehemently denies these claims. He agreed to a financial settlement with Virginia Guiffre, his sex abuse accuser, earlier this year.

While he is understood to have enjoyed the benefits of police protection since then, the deal is believed to be coming to an end.


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