A real black sheep of the royal family, Prince Andrew finds himself again at the heart of the controversy. If he thought he was out of trouble after signing a financial agreement with Virginia Roberts, who accused him of having sexually assaulted her in 2001, when she was a minor, he now finds himself embroiled in a case of fraud. According to documents revealed by The Telegraph, the son of Elizabeth II would have received “significant sums” from the former banker Selman Turk. Thus, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson are named in the context of a dispute brought before the High Court in London between the Turkish millionaire Nebahat Isbilen and Selman Turk. The first would have entrusted the second with placing its assets outside Turkey. If the former banker would have embezzled 38 million pounds sterling, he would also have pushed the millionaire to pay 750,000 pounds sterling to Prince Andrew so that he can help her with administrative procedures.
If Prince Andrew has since returned the money, he would have “declined” any response to requests from Nebahat Isbilen’s lawyer. According to the latter, this payment would have taken place in November 2019. A case which comes three days after the father of Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice went to Westminster Abbey to pay tribute to his father, Prince Philip, near a year after his death. If Robert Jobson, royal expert, assured People that Elizabeth II had “insisted” on her son accompanying her, it would have “dismayed” Princes Charles and William, who would have preferred that the latter show “common sense “by not putting themselves so much forward during this ceremony.
Prince Andrew has a bad reputation
A few days earlier, a relative of the royal family delivered an unflattering portrait of the ex-husband of Sarah Ferguson in the columns of People. While the latter would have a bad reputation at the palace, this source revealed: “His judgment sometimes falls sharply. He is arrogant and that has not served him.”
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