Prince Michael of Kent accused of trading information to Putin

Seems like not a week goes by without a new scandal in the British royal family. The latest involves Michael of Kent, Elizabeth II's first cousin.

Michael of Kent
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Michael of Kent

When it's not Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it's Prince Andrew. When it's not Prince Andrew, it's Prince Charles. In the British royal family, the scandals are a dime a dozen, though all are unique. And the one that was just published in the British press is quite interesting. It concerns Michael of Kent.

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In the midst of it

First of all, you may be wondering who Michael of Kent is. He is the son of George and Marina of Greece, grandson of King George V and first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. The second question you might be asking yourself is: why is he so controversial? We'll give you the answer.

Journalists from the Sunday Times and Channel 4's Dispatches carried out the investigation after suspicions about the 78-year-old first arose. The journalists posed as South Korean investors seeking to get close to Vladimir Putin and the Russian government to make investments in Russia. During a online meeting between the fake investors and Michael of Kent, the latter offered his services to his fake contacts 'to make 'confidential' introductions to Putin's regime," Gala reports.

A small fortune

In exchange for this, Michael of Kent sold himself for... 10,000 pounds per day, a hefty sum. The Queen's cousin, who posed as 'Her Majesty's unofficial ambassador to Russia,' did not stop there. He also said he could record a speech in support of their cause for £141,000 from Kensington Palace. In other words, Michael of Kent is trading based on his privileged position to make connections between wealthy investors and Russia.

An horrid story that should make Queen Elizabeth II frown, especially since relations between London and Moscow are not exactly sunny at the moment.

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