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Andrew and his ex-wife are said to have bought the seven-bedroom holiday home in the Verbier ski resort for £ 18.3 million in 2014, but would not have paid part of the total before the deadline. December 2019.
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A spokeswoman for the Duke of York said, “We can confirm that there is a dispute between the two parties in this matter. Contractual details remain the subject of a confidentiality agreement and prevent further discussion. “
Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the news.
Le Temps said nearly £ 5 million was due in late 2019, which has since grown to £ 6.7 million – the equivalent of about eight million Swiss francs.
It is understood that Andrew and his ex-wife planned to sell the chalet and use the proceeds to settle any unpaid debts.
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