If you are seeking a Knighthood, don’t ask Prince Charles’ former aid because pay to play will burn you every single time, and Michael Fawcett is discovering that very thing now with his resignation from the Prince’s charity, it is amazing how people who love to skirt the rules forget how quickly things can turn and come back to bite you. Fawcett’s resignation comes after the Mail on Sunday published a letter from 2017 in which Fawcett made promises to a wealthy Saudi businessman in return for his cash support for the charity. Story source AP:
Charles is president of the foundation, but he is not involved with its governance or day-to-day activities
LONDON (AP) — A former top aide to Prince Charles has quit as chief executive of the heir to the throne’s charitable foundation after allegations he offered to help a wealthy Saudi businessman who made a large donation secure a knighthood and British citizenship.
The Prince’s Foundation said late Thursday that Michael Fawcett had resigned.
Charles’ Clarence House Office said it would no longer use the services of Fawcett or his party planning company, Premier Mode.
Fawcett, Charles’ former valet, stepped down from the charity role temporarily in September and an independent investigation was launched after the Sunday Times newspaper reported the allegations.
His resignation comes after the Mail on Sunday published a letter from 2017 in which Fawcett reportedly wrote that he was willing to make an application to get businessman Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz an honorary knighthood and support his application for citizenship in response to “the most recent and anticipated support” for the charity.
Mahfouz has denied any wrongdoing.
The Prince’s Foundation said when the allegations emerged that it took them seriously and “is committed to the highest ethical standards.”