Prince Charles reportedly thinks Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson sharing a property is "absolutely outrageous".
A source claimed the Prince of Wales finds his brother living under the same roof as his ex-wife "embarrassing".
The pair mutually decided to divorce in 1996 but still share the use of the 30-room Royal Lodge which is three miles away from the Queen at Windsor Castle, the Express reports.
It comes as the first-in-line-to-the-throne reportedly sees his younger brother's legal troubles as an "unsolvable situation".
The Duke of York was this week sued by Virginia Giuffre, who alleges that he sexually assaulted her when she was 17.
Prince Andrew has denied the allegations, but Charles is said to believe that there is "no way back to public life" for his brother.
"His ability to support and feel for those having a tough time is well known. However, this will be unwelcome reputational damage to the institution," a royal insider told The Times.
Sources have meanwhile claimed Prince Charles is angered over Sarah being a permanent resident of the royal property.
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One claimed: "Andrew and Sarah might try to argue that she is only a guest, but the reality is that she lives at Royal Lodge and has done so for some time.
"The Queen is very affectionate towards the Duchess of York, but Prince Charles thinks the whole setup is absolutely outrageous.
"It adds to the embarrassment of the situation."
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Sarah, who recently released her debut novel 'Her Heart For A Compass', conducted an interview with Town and Country magazine from Windsor Lodge to promote her new romantic novel.
Andrew Goldman, a journalist at Town and Country wrote in Sarah’s interview: "It's a spring afternoon in England, and Ferguson is perched in a corner of Royal Lodge, the sprawling cottage orné built in 1662 that was once inhabited by King George IV and that she has shared with her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, since 2008."
In her interview, Sarah moved to a bedroom of the Lodge to issue a statement about her identity.
She said: "I don't want to say it's going to be a reassessment of Fergie or a reinvention.
"Fergie is so steadfast that she will always be here."
Dan Wotton, who quoted the source in his MailOnline column, also suggested Charles and Prince William are outraged over Andrew’s conduct over his friendship with pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and alleged sexual abuse of Virginia Roberts Giuffre.
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His source claimed: "The ongoing personal scandal involving Prince Andrew and Jeffrey Epstein is a source of much heartache for Charles and William who are trying to protect the future of the monarchy.
"There is now an active discussion at the most senior levels of the Royal Family about how Andrew can remain at the Royal Lodge, given the circumstances.
"The Queen will not want to upset Andrew and she loves having him close by as they regularly ride together.
"But he is no longer a working royal and the princesses have both moved out."
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