Cops set to probe emails from Prince Charles’ aides

Cops set to probe emails from Prince Charles' aides
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Cops set to probe emails from Prince Charles’ aides as part of an investigation into the Saudi tycoon honours row.

Officers from the Metropolitan police are reportedly investigating Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz receiving a CBE in 2016. Prince Charles presented the CBE in November 2016 at a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The Prince’s charity has received £1.5 million from Mahfouz.

Police have demanded that emails between Prince Charles’s advisers be handed over.


According to Clarence House, the Prince of Wales did not take donations in return for honours. Clarence House commented: “The Prince of Wales has no knowledge of the alleged offer of honours on the basis of donation.”

In 2014 a director at the Prince’s foundation Ashe Windham reportedly wrote: “I am quite sure [the prince] would like to find an opportunity to thank you in person.” After this message Mahfouz met with Prince Charles.

The billionaire allegedly then received an email from a royal fixer saying: “friendship building” would “lead to further very special personal and individual honours”.


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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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