Charles ‘refuses to pay £32k a year for Andrew’s Indian healing guru’

King Charles has snubbed Prince Andrew once more after reportedly refusing to pay out for his brother's Indian healing guru.

The disgraced Prince allegedly submitted an expense claim to the Privy Purse for his live-in yoga instructor, expecting it to be signed off with no challenge.

However, the King is said to have denied the Prince's request, instead telling Andrew he will have to pay for his instructor himself. The Duke of York has been using the instructor for several years and costs £32,000 a year, according to The Sun.

The paper says that the guru comes to live with Andrew in the Royal Lodge for a month at a time, helping to "heal" him by using chanting, massages, and holistic therapy.

The late Queen Elizabeth used to sign off on the expense every year, and was believed to be happy to indulge her son's lifestyle, but since becoming King, Charles is looking to crack down on unnecessary expenses.

The Palace has around £24,000,000 in annual income, and the king is worried about heavily-spending royals being a bad look while the rest of the country struggling.

A source told The Sun: "While the Queen was always happy to indulge her son over the years, Charles is far less inclined to fund such indulgences particularly in an era of a cost-of-living crisis.

"Families are struggling and would rightly baulk at the idea of tens of thousands paid to an Indian guru to provide holistic treatment to a non-working royal living in his grace and favour mansion.

"This time the King saw the bill for the healer submitted by Andrew to the Privy Purse and thought his brother was having a laugh."

This comes as the Duke of York is reportedly interested in a second TV interview to share his side of the story from the past few years since being stripped of the royal titles and is no longer a working royal.

A source close to the Duke suggests he is interested in a second try of setting the record straight, following his car-crash interview with Emily Maitlis on BBC Newsnight.

The source told The Mirror: “Nothing is off the table. Andrew has been made to give up his job and now potentially his home.

“He feels there is little else to lose when he has already paid an awfully high price.”

In his previous interview, the Andrew became the butt of the joke after infamously admitting he couldn't sweat and denied sleeping with a teenager at Ghislaine Maxwell's London home as he was back at his own home after attending a children's party at a Pizza Express in Woking.

Virginia Giuffre made sex abuse claims against the Duke of York which date back to 2001 when she was 17, which he has vehemently denied.

Last year, he paid accuser Virginia £12 million in an out of court settlement – while Andrew continues to protest his innocence.

OK! has contacted Buckingham Palace for a comment.


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