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Historical Continuity

by | 15th, August 2002

”’PRINCE Andrew is set to receive a multimillion-pound windfall from the sale of Sunninghill Park,” reports Hello!, after the Queen agreed to allow him to buy the place freehold from the crown.

”I love being a Windsor!”

She had originally gifted him the freehold of the 50-room mansion as a wedding present and had expected to take back ownership of the house, which is on Crown land.

Now she has agreed to let him ”reap the proceeds” from the sale, providing that he uses the money (expected to be around £10 million) to renovate the late Queen Mother’s Royal Lodge, which Andrew will now move into.

”It was felt that, with her love of historical continuity, the Queen Mother would have appreciated another Duke of York moving into her beloved home,” claims Hello!.

So, Andrew finds himself in the agreeable position of supporting historical continuity, moving into a luxurious new pad, and having £7 million in change left over after everything’s taken care of. Which is nice.



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