LONDON – A former aide to Prince Charles has briefly stepped down from his position heading a charity based by the British inheritor after newspaper revelations about his hyperlinks to a Saudi businessman. The Prince’s Basis mentioned chief govt Michael Fawcett had agreed to droop his duties pending an inside investigation into the allegations by The Sunday Occasions and Mail on Sunday.
Fawcett, a former valet to Charles who is claimed to stay near Queen Elizabeth II’s inheritor, is alleged to have coordinated work to grant a royal honour and even UK citizenship for Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz. The Saudi businessman had donated massive sums to restoration tasks of explicit curiosity to the Prince of Wales. Mahfouz reportedly denies any wrongdoing. Charles’ basis, which helps jobless individuals get again into work and begin small companies, mentioned it took the newspaper experiences “very critically”.
“Michael totally helps the continuing investigation and has confirmed that he’ll help the investigation in each approach,” it mentioned.
As a trusted valet, Fawcett would squeeze Charles’ toothpaste onto his brush and assist to decorate him, in line with experiences.
“I can handle with out nearly anybody besides Michael,” the prince was mentioned to have as soon as commented.
In 2003, Fawcett was cleared of allegations of monetary misconduct over the sale of undesirable royal items.
He was appointed as head of the muse in 2018 following a reorganisation of Charles’ charities.