King Charles and Prince William are reportedly attempting to bring Prince Andrew “down a peg or two”.

Multiple sources have claimed that the Duke of York is “digging in his heels” over being turfed out of his beloved Royal Lodge.

Prince William and King Charles have continued to mount a move to oust Prince Andrew from the Royal Lodge, but the Duke of York is “digging in his heels”.

Charles reportedly wants to move Andrew out of the Grade-II listed property in a bid to slim down the Royal Family, according to a royal expert who spoke to Sky News.

Royal biographer Andrew Lownie told The Daily Beast: “Andrew is digging his heels... it’s part of a wider power and status game with Charles.

“Optics don’t look good, but that won’t worry Andrew. I don’t see him ever leaving.

“Charles and William have united to bring him down a peg or two and try and keep him and his family under the radar because they, as the future of the monarchy, have most to lose by his antics.”

Prince Andrew reportedly signed a 75-year lease for the Royal Lodge in 2003.

It is believed that he lives on the property with his ex-wife, Sarah Ferguson, despite the couple divorcing in 1996.

Fergie previously addressed speculation about a switch from the Royal Lodge.

The mother-of-two said: “Don’t always believe what you read.”

The Duchess of York added: “I don’t know. I take every day as it comes.”

There have been reports Prince Andrew could move into Frogmore Cottage, which was vacated by Prince Harry and his wife Meghan back in June.

Why is Andrew being ousted?

The Duke of York's standing in the Royal Family took an unbridled hit after he settled a sexual assault case filed against him by Virginia Giuffre for an undisclosed sum.

A move that was meant to spare him the humiliation of giving evidence in a trial and protect the royal family from further reputational damage, although many argue it did more damage than good.

The out-of-court settlement in the US civil case means Prince Andrew makes no admission of guilt over claims by Giuffre that he sexually assaulted her on three occasions when she was 17, allegations he has repeatedly denied.