Prince Andrew on verge of selling disputed £17m Swiss chalet

Prince Andrew on verge of selling disputed £17m Swiss chalet

Prince Andrew IS on verge of selling HIS disputed £17m Swiss chalet after which he will own no property in the UK.

Prince Andrew is said to be close to selling his £17 million chalet at the exclusive ski resort of Verbier in Switzerland.

If successful, the sale would mean the Duke of York would be able to settle a lawsuit filed against him by the former chalet owner, who last year sued Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson for over £ 6.6 million, she claims the couple still owe her.

Madame de Rouvre, 74, had become a friend of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, both 60, when they repeatedly rented the chalet.

It is said to boast a 60sq metre indoor pool, a sauna, bar and an entertaining area. Madame de Rouvre employed six full-time staff and let it for more than £22,000-a-week.

The Duke and Duchess of York are now understood to have reached a legal agreement with Isabelle de Rouvre over the chalet. Equipped with an indoor swimming pool and sauna, it reportedly costs up to £22,000 a week to rent.

The Yorks bought the seven-bedroom Chalet Helora from de Rouvre in 2014 for £16.6 million, but last year the socialite and former wife of a French politician began pursuing them through the courts, alleging they still owed her £6.7million from the sale.

According to reports, the Yorks purchased the chalet as a “long-term family investment” using a mortgage and private funding from the Queen.

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The sale also means that the Duke, who would no longer own any property in the UK, would have the funds to pay for a negative outcome or settlement in his sex abuse case.

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