Prince Charles’s close aide Michael Fawcett, who handles several of his charitable works, has resigned following a leak involving him in the “Cash for Honors” scandal.
According to the report Sunday Times And Mail on Sunday.The royal aide reportedly offered to help honor the Saudi tycoon, who made several large donations to Prince Charles’ charity. The billionaire, Mohib Murree Mubarak bin Mohib, was made an honorary CBE (Greatest Order of the British Empire) in late 2016.
Fawcett reportedly said in a letter to Mehboob at the time that the royal charity Knighthood would be “happy and willing” to use its influence to help him seek British citizenship. Faced with a letter from journalists this weekend, Fawcett resigned as chief executive of Prince Charles’s umbrella group charity, The Prince Foundation.
A statement from the foundation said Fawcett had “offered to step down” during the investigation. Meanwhile, a spokesman for Dr. Bin Mahfouz denied any outside involvement in his CBE status, saying the business had “no personal or direct contact with Mr. Fawcett regarding citizenship or Knighthood”. Any request, influence or arrangement, or anyone affiliated with the HRH Prince of Wales or the Princes Foundation. “
This is not the first time Fawcett has served the British royal family as Queen Elizabeth II’s feet in 1981 and later moved into Prince Charles’s house as his wallet. The allegations forced him to relinquish his royal responsibilities. . He has twice before resigned from Clarence House, once in 1998 when various staff members complained about his bullying, and in 2003 after a report pointed out mismanagement in the home.
However, on both occasions, he managed to return to the inner circle of the heir apparent. The Prince of Wales reportedly once said of it, “I can only manage about anyone, except Michael.”