Prince Michael of Kent has been accused of being prepared to use his royal status for personal gain and to seek favors from Russian President Vladimir Putin, following an undercover investigation.

Undercover journalists, posing as investors in a South Korean company, were told of the QueenMr Putin’s cousin could be hired for £ 10,000 a day to make ‘confidential’ representations to Mr Putin’s regime.

Channel 4’s Dispatches program, working with the Sunday Times, created a bogus South Korean gold company called House of Haedong and approached five members of the Royal family with a job offer.

Dispatches and The Sunday Times said Prince Michael of Kent responded, expressing interest in working with the company, telling undercover reporters he would give House of Haedong his royal endorsement in a recorded speech for a fee of $ 200,000. $ and authorize the use of his house. in Kensington Palace as a backdrop.

Prince Michael earns no income from the civilian list and earns a living as chairman of his own private company, which provides advice on a consultancy basis.

In addition, he was asked if he would be willing to help the fake gold company in Russia.

According to Dispatches, in 2013 the prince’s business partner Lord Simon Reading attempted to sell Mr Putin access at an event at Kensington Palace, to which Prince Michael was invited.

The event, promoting the Russian wrestling sport of Sambo, also offered the chance to meet the Russian president in person at a later date, according to Dispatches.

In a taped meeting with undercover reporters, Lord Reading said: “If he (Prince Michael) represents the House of Haedong, he could mention that Putin and Putin would find the right person who is interested in South Korea. South or gold.

“It just opens the door, you know, which is so helpful.”

He also told reporters: “I think, if I can say this, it’s a little low-key, we are …

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This notice was published: 2021-05-09 08:03:00