This week it was revealed that British police have opened an investigation into suspicions about donations to the Prince Charles Foundation made by tycoon Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz, which would have been rewarded with honorary titles and to support obtaining British citizenship.
But it doesn’t all end there. Prince Harry could also be forced to testify before British police. It should be remembered that the Duke of Sussex has acknowledged that he maintained ties with the Saudi tycoon.
This news adds more problems to Queen Elizabeth II, who will have to help Prince Andrew pay the 12 million pounds to Virginia Giuffre of the extrajudicial settlement they have reached to prevent the Duke of York from sitting in the dock in the United States.
The decision of the Metropolitan Police of London comes after several British media published last summer that the Saudi tycoon would have donated more than 1.5 million pounds to NGOs linked to the royal house in exchange for receiving one of the highest distinctions in the United Kingdom.
It should be remembered that Prince Charles himself in 2016 awarded the honorary commander of the Order of the British Empire to the Saudi tycoon.
For his part, Prince Harry already wanted to dissociate himself from the case last December. “The Duke had a planned meeting with this donor almost eight years ago, did not introduce him to any member of the royal family and expressed concern about him,” sources close to the Duke of Sussex told The Sunday Times at the time.
All this scandal has already claimed its first victim: Michael Fawcett, Prince Charles’ right-hand man and director of the foundation, who was forced to resign.