The British royal family has just been shaken by a new affair. One of the Buckingham Palace staff members was arrested at his home on Friday August 7, 2020, before finally being released on bail. The man in question is accused of having stolen several objects within the place of residence of Elizabeth II. Serving the Queen for six years, this 37-year-old receptionist allegedly stole several items such as engraved glasses, custom frames bearing Prince Harry’s insignia, or even stationery items made in France. hand.
In addition, the medal of Companion of the Order of the Bath (an order of chivalry founded in 1725) belonging to the Master of the House, Tony Johnstone-Burt OBE, is also among the thief’s booty. The latter was even found for sale on eBay. “It is not unusual for some things to disappear from inside the palace, but it is amazing that the Order of the Bath medal was taken.” A source close to the British royal family told the Daily Mail columns. In fact, the staff at Buckingham Palace started to notice some missing items at the palace.
A new scandal for Queen Elizabeth II
Subsequently, a list of these businesses resold on the famous auction site was discovered during the investigation. The man suspected of being behind the thefts used to share information about the properties of the British royal family on social media when he visited Buckingham Palace. The suspect had even boasted of having been invited to the weddings of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018, as well as that of Princess Eugenie.
As a reminder, this is not the only scandal that Queen Elizabeth II has to face in recent times. In addition to the official rupture of the royal family with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, one of the members of the close guard of Elizabeth II has for his part been arrested for cocaine trafficking. The British royal family has also been shaken by Prince Andrew’s involvement in the Jeffrey Epstein affair.
Queen Elisabeth II of England comes to attend Sunday mass in Saint-Pierre S church © Agence