King Charles ‘rejects Prince Andrew’s bill for £32,000 yogi and healing guru’
King Charles has allegedly rejected Prince Andrew's request for the crown to foot the bill for his £32,000 a year healing guru.
The Duke of York reportedly submitted the claim for his yoga classes and massages as a royal expense to the Privy Purse.
But the monarch has denied the claim, telling his younger brother he has to pay for the health guru out of his own pocket.
READ MORE: Prince Harry and Meghan would show 'maturity' by attending King Charles' coronation
According to The Mirror, sources told that Andrew, 63 has been working with an Indian yogi for several years.
The guru reportedly helps with his chanting, massages and holistic therapy in the privacy of his mansion.
It’s understood that the healer often enjoys month-long stays at the royal's £30million lodge in Winsor.
According to The Sun, previously Queen Elizabeth signed off on the expense.
But King Charles has now been handed control of the Duchy of Lancaster’s annual £24million income, and he isn’t being so lenient.
The source said: “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.
Prince Louis could be in line for top royal honour in King Charles's latest shake-up
“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."
It comes days after reports Andrew could be banned from wearing ceremonial robes to the King's coronation on May 6.
The Duke of York is said to be furious after being kept in the dark over a decision on whether he can dress in the grand velvet robes and glistening insignia denoting his position as a Knight of the Garter.
Harry and Meghan 'factored into all of the planning' for King Charles's coronation
The King’s coronation on May 6 will be a designated “Collar Day” meaning members of the Order of the Garter, the oldest and most senior Order of Chivalry in Britain, may wear the regalia and collar that signifies the British orders of knighthood they belong to.
The royal insider added: “Andrew is furious. He’s already not playing a part and now he feels he is being disrespected and dictated to over something he is fully entitled to (wear).”
The King and Prince William reacted with fury after discovering that the Duke was set to appear in his full outfit for the public procession last June and lobbied Her Majesty to overturn the decision.
For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.
- King Charles sees 'hope' in reuniting Meghan and Harry with Royal Family
- Meghan Markle hoping to 'reconnect with King Charles' after 'UK award rumours'
- Prince Harry warned memoir windfall 'will half if he dampens royal attacks in book'
- King Charles 'thinks he can fix relationship with Harry and Meghan' after Queen's funeral
Source: Read Full Article