Prince Andrew still receiving taxpayer-funded security amid Harry's battle for police protection

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Prince Andrew will continue to receive security, the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (RAVEC) said, according to People, which means the royal is still entitled to taxpayer-funded bodyguards, despite stepping back from royal duties in 2019.

The queen's son has taken a step back from frontline duties following his disastrous BBC interview in 2019 in which he addressed his friendship with disgraced financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. He's also been linked to Ghislaine Maxwell, and settled his lawsuit with his sexual abuse accuser Virginia Giuffre earlier this year.

Prince Andrew has vehemently denied the accusations against him.

RAVEC's decision comes as Prince Harry continues his legal battle to receive police protection for himself and his family while in the UK – a request that's been denied, despite Harry, who stepped back from frontline duties in 2020, saying he'd pay for said protection himself.

In July, Harry won his bid to challenge the UK government's decision in court. 

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