Long-term aide and confidant Prince CharlesHe has officially resigned after being accused in one of the worst scandals to have been perpetrated against the British royals in recent history. Michael Fawcett started his career as a footman in the Firm. Queen Elizabeth, had risen through the ranks to become the chief executive of The Prince’s Foundation. Now, his decades-long and illustrious association with the royals has come to an end.
Prince Charles’ Longtime Aide Officially Out
Months after a report accused Prince Charles’ former valet and close confidant of participating in a cash-for-honors scheme, Michael Fawcett has officially resigned from his post as the head of The Prince’s Foundation. Fawcett faced allegations that he’d facilitated donations made to the charity in return for meetings with Charles as well as honors that bestowed British citizenship upon its recipients.
As a result of the report, an investigation into the organization has been launched, with which both Prince Charles as well as The Prince’s Foundation are cooperating. When the scandal first broke, Charles’ spokesperson said in a statement, “The Prince of Wales has no knowledge of the alleged offer of honours or British citizenship on the basis of donation to his charities and fully supports the investigation now underway by The Prince’s Foundation.”
A spokesperson for the foundations claimed that A new statement PeopleLearn more about this new development “Michael Fawcett has resigned from his post as CEO of The Prince’s Foundation.”A spokesperson from Clarence House who represents Charles made a similar statement. “Michael Fawcett and Premier Mode will not be providing services to us in the future. We have all agreed to end these arrangements,”The statement was read.
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Fawcett had previously resigned temporarily when the allegations were first reported in British newspapers. Parts of a Fawcett letter to Mahfouz Marei Mubarak Bin Mahfouz was published in the Mail on SundayAccording to some reports, “In light of the ongoing and most recent generosity of His Excellency … I am happy to confirm to you, in confidence, that we are willing and happy to support and contribute to the application for Citizenship.”
The Daily Mail broke the story of Fawcett’s permanent resignation and Quoted an alleged friendHe was one of the few who insisted on his resignation from the organization “was his decision and his decision alone, and he is not pre-empting anything that may or may not be found.”
The investigation into these allegations is ongoing and there is no evidence that Fawcett has been accused. We will keep an eye on the latest royal scandal and we will update when more information becomes available.