The British royal family received another blow, this time targeting Prince Charles. Police investigate Queen Elizabeth II’s son on corruption allegations: offering titles for money.
Scotland Yard said in a statement that it received a letter in September 2021 accusing Prince Charles of bribery. “(The speech) relates to press reports about alleged offers of assistance to ensure honor and citizenship for the Saudi citizen,” he added.
The Security Service in London contacted “suspicious persons” and the Prince’s Foundation to obtain “relevant information and documents” to start looking into the case.
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It all started in September last year, when Britain’s Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday revealed that the former personal assistant to the heir to the throne, Michael Fawcett, had allegedly He used his influence to help Saudi businessman Mahfouz Mari Mubarak bin MahfouzCareem donor to charities associated with the British monarchy, to receive an award.
The Saudi businessman was appointed leader of the British Empire by Prince Charles at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace in November 2016.
This distinction was important to support the 51-year-old’s British citizenship application, which was to donate huge sums of money to Prince’s Foundation restoration projects. Saudi Arabia denies the allegations of the media.
Michael Fawcett has been with the royal family for over 40 years. The British began working as a servant to the Queen in 1981 and rose to become Carlos de Galles’ personal assistant.
In 2003, he was identified for “financial misconduct” in connection with the sale of gifts to royalty. The prince defended him, but he resigned and became director of the Prince’s Foundation.
The Mail on Sunday reported that Fawcett wrote in a letter In 2017 for Assistant Mahfouz:
I am happy to confidently confirm that we are willing and happy to support and contribute to your citizenship application. I can also confirm that we are ready to submit an application to increase His Honorary Honorary CBE Honorary Honorary KBE to the Honorary KBE in accordance with Her Majesty’s Honor Committee. Both requests will be made in response to the latest expected support from The Trust, and in connection with its ongoing engagement generally within the UK.
In response, former Liberal Democratic Representative Norman Baker wrote to Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick to urge police to conduct an investigation.
In November 2021, Fawcett resigned as CEO of The Prince’s Foundation.
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The president of Mrs. Dee’s widower, Douglas Connell, also resigned last year, denying any wrongdoing. This is after the press revealed that they had accepted hundreds of thousands of euros from a Russian banker named Dmitry Lewis.
The independent body that regulates charities in Scotland launched an investigation at the time. Prince Charles has reportedly written a letter thanking Lewis for his donation of £500,000 ($692,000) in 2021.