LONDON (AP) — An insightful report by British media
said Sunday that Queen Elizabeth II
's cousin, Prince Michael of Kent
, was able to utilize his regal status for individual benefit and to look for favors from Russian President Vladimir Putin
The secret examination by the Sunday Times and Channel 4 saw columnists acting like financial backers of a phony South Korean gold organization looking for contacts in the Kremlin to additional its business
Sovereign Michael, 78, purportedly told the correspondents by Zoom
that he would give their organization his regal underwriting in a recorded discourse for a $200,000-expense. He added that he was glad to utilize his home in Kensington Palace as a setting for the support.
The illustrious' colleague, Simon Reading, additionally apparently told the phony financial backers that Michael could be recruited for 10,000 pounds ($14,000) a day to make "secret" portrayals in the interest of the invented gold firm, House of Haedong, to Putin.
"On the off chance that he (Prince Michael) is addressing the House of Haedong, he could specify that to Putin and Putin would track down the opportune individual who is keen on South Korea or keen on gold," Reading allegedly said. "It simply opens the entryway, you know, which is so useful."
He proceeded to portray Michael as "Her Majesty's informal envoy to Russia," and that pressure between the U.K. what's more, Russia has not influenced his relationship with Putin.
Reacting to the report, Michael's office said he "has no exceptional relationship with President Putin" and that the two men last met in 2003. The imperial "makes money
through a consultancy organization that he has run for more than 40 years."
"Master Reading is an old buddy, who in attempting to help, made ideas which Prince Michael would not have needed, or been capable, to satisfy," his office said.
Ruler Michael and his better half, Princess Michael of Kent, aren't working royals
and get no open assets, yet they are associated for certain open obligations including addressing the sovereign at certain commitment. Michael has addressed the sovereign at state memorial services in India
, Cyprus and Swaziland previously, as per the government's site.
said Michael is associated with Russia through his maternal grandma, and is the primary individual from Britain's regal family to learn Russian. He is engaged with good cause work in Russia and is supporter of the Russo-British Chamber of Commerce.
Perusing said he lamented his "over-guarantee" in attempting to work with a prologue to Michael.