Cynics moan that it requires the taxpayer to finance his leisurely lifestyle to the tune of £355,992 a year.Noting that the Queen donates another £249,000 in pocket money to her second son each year, they raise eyebrows at the frequency with which Andrew's overseas visits coincide with sporting events, or short trips to top golf courses. In the decade since his divorce from Sarah Ferguson, prudish observers have noted that Andrew is known to have had relationships with at least 15 different women.Perkins has the thankless task of serving as press secretary to the Queen’s wayward second son, His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York.The female voice on the other end of the phone line belonged to Sian James, an assistant editor at a tabloid that’s been unsparing in its coverage of Andrew’s dissolute private life and dodgy friends.“We’re planning to publish a story about the Duke of York,” James told Perkins, “and we’d like a comment from the Palace.”Perkins listened in stunned silence as James unfolded a shocking tale.The extraordinary tale took a further twist this week, when key details were grudgingly confirmed by Buckingham Palace: Yes, Andrew had once paid a nocturnal visit to Love's house, they admitted, but it was six years ago and no, he hadn't been in search of females.
His nicknames - Randy Andy, or Air-Miles Andy, to mention but two - describe a globe-trotting, blazer-clad playboy, who uses helicopters and private jets to ferry him between a never-ending succession of yachts, holiday resorts, and some of the world's finest golf courses.
She has been spotted getting up close and personal to Prince Andrew - and has dated Hollywood star George Clooney - but 'down to earth' Monika Jakisic lives at home with her parents, Mail Online can reveal.
But while the Duke of York lives in luxury at the Royal Lodge in the grounds of Windsor Great Park, previously inhabited by the Queen Mother, Monika lives with her parents Maria, said to work as a cleaner, and Not quite Buckingham Palace: Monika Jaksic, who has been pictured on a string of dates with Prince Andrew - and previously dated George Clooney - lives with her parents and brother in a 0,000 townhouse Title documents held by the Land Registry state: 'The transfer dated 17th December 2007 made between the Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Camden and Zdravko Jakisic, Marin Jakisic, Mari Jakisic and Monika Jakisic was made pursuant to Part V of the Housing Act 1985.'Rumours of a romantic relationship between the model and royal first emerged after they were seen together celebrating the prince’s birthday in February at Cecconi’s restaurant in London's Mayfair, where he was reportedly seen kissing her hand and cuddling up to her.
Then earlier this month, Monika, who was dressed in skin-tight leather trousers and towering Louboutin heels, was seen giving Prince Andrew a tender kiss on the cheek outside the Royal Thames Yacht Club in Kensington, west London.
After their string of supper dates, Andrew was forced to issue a denial they were engaged after Monika sted a photograph on Twitter of what appeared to be a diamond engagement ring on top of a £600 restaurant bill.