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There may be some tightening of belts around the country at the moment due to interest rate rises but none will be as tightly pulled as Prince Andrew&#39s.

With his mansion at Sunninghill Park still unsold, he has been forced to take out a mortgage to meet the spiralling costs of the refurbishment of his new house. Despite his financial advisers&#39 suggestions, he insisted on building his own swimming pool rather than share Windsor Castle&#39s pool. Well, if Philip would just stop bombing in the deep end…

The Diary always knew Chelsea Financial managing director Darius McDermott was a bit of a cheeky chappy but learning about his alter ego Just William came as a bit of a surprise. Any other resemblances always gratefully received.

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