Prince Andrew has announced plans to spend 6 months of the year living in Thailand. The Prince will then spend the other 6 months living in London.

In a statement a spokesman for the Prince said, “Since stepping back from royal duties Prince Andrew has been considering various options available to him. Rest assured, he doesn’t intend to become financially independent with this move. He will continue to collaborate with the Queen when back in London.”

“Thailand is a country with a warm climate and a spicy cuisine. This is perfect for a man that doesn’t sweat. Further, he will have more time to devote to his interests outside of ribbon cutting and he looks forward to trying out the local Pizza Express.”

A spokesman for Buckingham Palace said, “Prince Andrew didn’t discuss his intentions with the Queen. She’s very happy and has cancelled next week’s crisis talks. She Hope’s he’ll be very happy representing her in Thailand.”

The Thai Royal Family were contacted for comment but haven’t yet responded.

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