Prince Charles’ charity boss probed over Saudi stories

LONDON – A former aide to Prince Charles has quickly stepped down from his function heading a charity based by the British inheritor after newspaper revelations about his hyperlinks to a Saudi businessman. The Prince’s Basis stated chief govt Michael Fawcett had agreed to droop his duties pending an inside investigation into the allegations by The Sunday Instances and Mail on Sunday.

Fawcett, a former valet to Charles who is alleged to stay near Queen Elizabeth II’s inheritor, is alleged to have coordinated work to grant a royal honour and even UK citizenship for Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz. The Saudi businessman had donated giant sums to restoration initiatives of specific curiosity to the Prince of Wales. Mahfouz reportedly denies any wrongdoing. Charles’ basis, which helps jobless folks get again into work and begin small companies, stated it took the newspaper stories “very critically”.

  “Michael absolutely helps the continued investigation and has confirmed that he’ll help the investigation in each approach,” it stated.

 As a trusted valet, Fawcett would squeeze Charles’ toothpaste onto his brush and assist to decorate him, in accordance with stories. 

  “I can handle with out nearly anybody besides Michael,” the prince was stated to have as soon as commented.

  In 2003, Fawcett was cleared of allegations of monetary misconduct over the sale of undesirable royal presents. 

  He was appointed as head of the muse in 2018 following a reorganisation of Charles’ charities.

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