PRINCE Michael of Kent has been accused of charging £50,000 for introducing businessmen to President Putin.
The Queen’s cousin and the Marquess of Studying mentioned they have been “very excited” to assist hyperlink up South Korean traders to buddies of the Russian chief.
Prince Michael of Kent is the Queen’s cousin[/caption]
Undercover Sunday Occasions reporters posing as workers of the “Home of Haedong” claimed to be a “new boutique fund that invests in probably the most regal of belongings: gold.”
The Marquess, 78, boasted that Prince Michael, 78, was “Her Majesty’s unofficial ambassador to Russia” as a result of he spoke the language.
In a Zoom name recorded by our sister paper, the Marquess mentioned Prince Michael was capable of meet with Putin and had “confidential” entry to the Russian president.
The pair mentioned they might cost £50,000 for a 4 or 5 day journey to Russia.
They have been additionally supplied £143,000 to make a speech and £36,000-a-month for advisory work in Russia.
The Marquess of Studying mentioned they have been “very excited” to assist hyperlink up traders to Putin’s buddies[/caption]
Prince Michael agreed to file the speech at Kensington Palace so he may impress the agency’s traders.
Camilla Rogers, the prince’s non-public secretary later emailed reporter’s following a Zoom name, saying: “I’ve mentioned each the speech proposal and the continued ambassadorial position with Prince Michael, and may each side determine to proceed, he has agreed the phrases urged.”
On the Zoom name with the undercover reporters, the Marquess mentioned: “If he’s with Putin and 5 or 6 different Putin ministers, Putin will be capable to say, ‘Proper, nicely, that’s the man who that you must work with.
“And that’s the important thing, actually . . . so long as you get authority from the highest, you may get just about something carried out in Russia.”
In a press release issued on Friday, the workplace of Prince Michael mentioned: “Prince Michael has no particular relationship with President Putin.
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“They final met in 2003 and he has had no contact with him or his workplace since then. Lord Studying is an effective buddy, who made strategies which Prince Michael wouldn’t have needed, or been ready, to fulfil.
“As is normal apply, Prince Michael’s non-public secretary made it clear to the corporate’s representatives throughout their conversations that nothing may proceed with out the settlement of the British embassy and the assistance of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce.”
The Marquess of Studying mentioned in a press release: “I made a mistake and overpromised and for that, I’m really regretful.”