Prince Andrew ‘Holding On By His Fingertips’ As ‘Prisoner Of Pride’ Inside Crumbling Royal Home

Prince Andrew is reportedly refusing to give up his lavish Royal Lodge home, which is said to be “crumbling” as he struggles to maintain its costly upkeep.

Royal Lodge has been spotted with white paint chipping away from its walls, dirt marks straining the facade and cracks in the brickwork. The U.K.’s DailyMail reported that the British royal, who has lived in the property for two decades, is unable to afford its £400,000 yearly ($511,472) upkeep costs.

A spokesperson for Buckingham Palace didn’t respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

In 2019, the now-64-year-old announced he was stepping back from royal duties because his scandal involving late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein had become a “major disruption” to the family.

Christopher Andersen, author of “The King,” told Fox News Digital the father of two will likely reach out to his closest confidants for any aid they can provide during troubled times.

“Andrew’s holding on by his fingertips right now, perhaps hoping that one of his wealthy friends might kick in some funds,” said Andersen. “But it’s highly doubtful that would work. King Charles III is becoming increasingly impatient and wants to simultaneously punish his brother, show everyone who’s boss and restore Royal Lodge to its former glory.”

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