Michael Fawcett stepped down as the chief executive of the Prince Foundation after the “cash for honors” scandal which claims Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz was promised a knighthood and residency in the UK for donating to the foundation.The Sunday Times reported the Duke of Sussex agreed to meet Dr Bin Mahfouz in 2013 following a £50,000 donation to his charity
A spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex said: “It is disappointing that the Sunday Times, knowing all the facts, has chosen to encourage speculation by being deliberately vague to try to create a falsified link between the Duke of Sussex and the CBE scandal, of which he had no knowledge or involvement.
The Duke and his advisers, as well as his non-profit Sentebale, severed ties with Mr Mahfouz and his associates in 2015, no longer accepting further donations to Sentebale and discontinuing any plans for a fundraising event amid growing concerns over the motives for his support.
“The Duke had one planned meeting with this donor nearly eight years ago, did not introduce him to any members of the royal family, and expressed his concerns about the donor.”
Prince Harry to reveal reasons behind Oprah interview
It is reported that Prince Harry is planning to reveal the reasons behind the controversial Oprah interview.Neil Sean, a media correspondent who was flagged by a close source revealed that Prince Harry is going to enlighten some “thorny” reasons in his memoir to have a sit-down tête-à-tête with Oprah Winfrey about his family.
Royals spotted at A-lister event
Zara Tindall and her husband Mike have been spotted at the popular Legoland resort in Windsor.The couple were among the A-listers attending the launch of the theme park’s festive make-over.
Zara also posed for a picture with her elder brother Peter Phillips, who has been described by insiders and commentators as the Queen’s “favourite grandson”.Peter and Zara are the children of Princess Anne and her first husband Mark Phillips.Born in 1977, Peter is the Queen’s eldest grandson, while Zara is Her Majesty’s eldest granddaughter.