Prince Andrew is set to be banished from Buckingham Palace by his brother King Charles and is now "on his own", it has been reported.
The Duke of York will allegedly no longer be able to use the palace as a corresponding address, nor will he be allowed to have an office there, with staff left working there on his behalf now in danger of losing their jobs.
A small skeleton staff is understood to have remained in place since the prince stepped down from royal duties three years ago.
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The Prince, 62, is now expected to be moving to fund his own staff as he works to rebuild his reputation, the Sun reports.
His efforts are expected to involve putting together a new communications team to help him with his public image after his alleged friendship with known sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.
A source told the publication: “Any presence at the Palace is officially over.
"The King has made it clear. He isn’t a working royal. He’s on his own.”
He is for the time being understood to be going to keep the 31-bed Royal Lodge on the Windsor estate.
The news comes 10 months after the Prince reached an out-of-court settlement with Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre after she brought a civil sex assault case against him in the USA.
This was not an admission of guilt.
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The news comes just days after the King’s wife, Queen consort Camilla, was given the title of Colonel of the Grenadier Guards which was formerly held by Andrew.
King Charles reallocated the title on Wednesday (December 21).
The publication also reported that the Prince had his £3million-a-year, 24-hour armed security removed earlier this month by the Home Office.
The move, made earlier this month, will see the costs for his security instead undertaken by the Royal Household.
The brothers are expected to be together tomorrow (Saturday, December 24) for the King’s Christmas party at Sandringham Castle.
Prince Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson is also expected to be in attendance.
The Daily Star has approached Buckingham Palace for comment.
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