Prince Andrew will finally be able to pay the legal costs and lawyers’ fees which are becoming increasingly heavy. The Duke of York had been planning to sell his luxurious Swiss chalet for months, but couldn’t. The reason was that he and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, 62, still had to pay off a debt. Chalet Helora was not yet completely owned by the couple. The Duke and Duchess of York had been agreed to pay the £ 18million in two installments. The princely couple still owed 5 million pounds to Isabelle de Rouvre, 74, now the former owner of the chalet.
The Daily Mail recalls that the first stages of the sale were carried out in 2014. The second payment being late in coming, Ms. Rouvre nevertheless agreed to postpone it. The youngest son of Elizabeth II and his wife had to pay off this debt with interest in December 2019. The parents of Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie did not pay their debt until November of last year . “The case was closed six weeks ago. It was in November,” said Ms. Rouvre. “It’s over. They paid the money and it was done. It’s over for me. The war is over. He paid the money,” she confirms.
Chalet Helora is Prince Andrew’s last property
Shortly after Christmas, the daughters of Prince Andrew, 61, and Sarah Ferguson were spotted in Verbier enjoying the holidays. According to the Daily Mail, this may be their last vacation at the chalet. As the £ 6.6million debt is settled, Prince Charles’ brother can sell his cottage. The Daily Mail also recalls that if Prince Andrew manages to sell this property, he will not have any, neither in the UK nor abroad. Recall that it has been months that Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson live in the hooks of the Queen.
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