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The disgraced Prince Andrew will retain police bodyguards after reviewing security details in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal

PRINCE Andrew will continue to have 24-hour police protection funded by the taxpayer, although he no longer performs royal duties.

The decision follows a full review of his security by the Metropolitan Police and the Home Office following the Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse scandal.

Prince Andrew will keep his police protection despite no longer being a working royal

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Prince Andrew will keep his police protection despite no longer being a working royalPhoto credit: Getty – Contributor
The review was conducted in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, seen here with Ghislaine Maxwell in 2005

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The review was conducted in the wake of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, seen here with Ghislaine Maxwell in 2005Photo credit: Getty – Contributor

The Duke of York, 62, was effectively banished as working king earlier this year when the Queen prevented him from using his HRH title and stripped him of his military and charitable associations.

The Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (known as Ravec) assessed the security threat but decided he was still entitled to police bodyguards, reports The Daily Telegraph.

His decision is likely to be seen as controversial after Prince Harry appealed to the High Court against the committee’s decision to deny him and his family automatic security when in the UK.

Prince Andrew, who is ninth in line to the throne, agreed a significant financial settlement with Virginia Giuffre, who had filed a lawsuit against him in the US alleging that he sexually abused her three times in 2001 when she was 17, after being trafficked by disgraced pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein.

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The Duke has always denied any wrongdoing.

It was originally suggested that the settlement would cost £12million, but reports that emerged last weekend claimed the prince’s lawyers negotiated a deal of between £3million and £5million.

The committee’s decision means Andrew will continue to have a personal protection officer when he leaves home.

His property on the Windsor estate has permanent security in place.

The cost of his personal protection is unknown but is estimated to be between £500,000 and £3million a year.

Andrew’s daughters, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, were stripped of royal security a few years ago.

Other non-working royals like Peter Phillips and Zara Tindall are not given protection as adults.

Prince Andrew was attacked last year by a series of intruders trying to gain entry to the listed Windsor home he shares with his former wife, the Duchess of York.

In April, a 43-year-old Spaniard claiming to be “Irene Windsor” was waved into the property after telling security she had a lunch date with the Duke.

She was arrested on suspicion of burglary and later placed under the Mental Health Act.

A few days later, a 31-year-old man and 29-year-old woman were arrested after they were found trespassing on the premises.

Prince Andrew endured a series of security scares at his Windsor home last year

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Prince Andrew endured a series of security scares at his Windsor home last yearPhoto Credit: AP:Associated Press

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