After the scandal involving Prince Charles’s charity, “cash for Knighthood”, the Duchess wants Prince Charles’s shady fixer and closest ally to get ‘pushed away’.  

Britain’s future King is under increasing pressure to break ties to Michael Fawcett. Fawcett allegedly offered to’support’ a billionaire Saudi donor at the Prince’s Foundation, in order to secure both a knighthood AND British citizenship. 

Fawcett, the Prince’s most trusted adviser for decades, was forced to resign as chief executive last month after being accused of offering to help Mahfouz Marei Mubarak, a Saudi tycoon.

According to royal sources, Camilla now supports Charles’ call for Fawcett to end his ties with her because she believes that Fawcett’s actions are ‘damaging’ her Prince.

According to a source, “She will be relentless in her pursuit of Michael out the door,” a source told The Times. 

An insider said that she had decided it was time to draw a line. This is the end for Michael. 

The Duchess of Cornwall wants Prince Charles's 'damaging' fixer and closest ally Michael Fawcett (left) to be 'pushed out' following the 'cash for Knighthood' scandal involving the royal's charity. Pictured: Michael Fawcett (left) with Prince Charles and Camilla at Ascot Racecourse in 2018

After the scandal surrounding the royal charity, ‘cash-for-knighthood’, the Duchess of Cornwall wants Prince Charles’s ‘damaging fixer and closest ally Michael Fawcett (left), to be ‘pushed aside’. Pictured: Prince Charles (left) and Camilla at Ascot racecourse in 2018.

Britain's future king is facing mounting pressure to cut ties with Michael Fawcett (pictured) after he allegedly offered to 'support' a billionaire Saudi donor to the Prince's Foundation to secure both a knighthood and British citizenship

Britain’s future King is under pressure to break ties to Michael Fawcett (pictured), who allegedly offered to support a billionaire Saudi donor to Prince’s Foundation, in order to secure both a knighthood AND British citizenship

Sources claim that Camilla is determined for Charles to cut ties to Fawcett out of concern for the royal’s image.

One stated that the duchess was not interested in having anyone else in her ear. She is the only person who should be capable of convincing the prince about anything.

“She has certainly become more opinionated about the things she dislikes.” [Fawcett] over time. She made it clear that her husband was not welcome in her home.

Fawcett was charged with keeping the Prince’s Foundation’s ethics committee ‘in the dark’ regarding multi-million-pound fundraising activities earlier this month.

Fawcett stepped down temporarily from his role as chief executive after it was revealed he had offered to help bin Mahfouz, who has donated £1.5million to the foundation, gain a knighthood and British citizenship. 

Fawcett is also believed to have accepted a six figure sum from Dmitry Leus (a Russian banker previously convicted for money laundering).

The charity has asked for an independent inquiry. Auditors are interviewing past and present trustees. A report will soon be available.

Michael Fawcett, The Prince of Wales¿s closest aide, (pictured together in 2019) resigned it was exposed how he offered to help secure a knighthood and British citizenship for a billionaire Saudi donor

Michael Fawcett, The Prince of Wales’s closest aide, (pictured together in 2019) resigned it was exposed how he offered to help secure a knighthood and British citizenship for a billionaire Saudi donor

Prince’s Foundation intensifies investigation into ‘cash-for-honours’ claims

When allegations surfaced about how wealthy donors could pay £100,000 to secure a dinner with Prince Charles and a stay at Dumfries House, an internal investigation was launched.

After serious ‘cash-for-honours’ claims about Michael Fawcett surfaced, The Prince’s Foundation intensified its probe.

The charity has arranged to have an independent review performed by a senior forensic accounting firm from the ‘big four’.

Critics argue that the inquiry should be handled independently or by a police force.

The Scottish Charity Regulator was informed of the allegations, as they relate to north of the border. However, it is not clear if any action has been taken.

Norman Baker, former Minister of Finance, said that he would be writing today to Cressida Dick, Metropolitan Police Commissioner, asking her to investigate any possible violation of the 1925 Honours Act.

Only one person has ever been convicted of this crime – and it was back in 1933.

An insider said to the Mail on Sunday, that they expect to point the finger at Mr Fawcett 59 and Chris Martin, the foundation’s executive director for development, who have also resigned pending the outcome.

According to a source, ‘Some of the financial controls were bypassed by fundraisers in order get the cash. They were operating behind board’s backs. They had no idea.

“We were asking, “How did we get ourselves into this mess?” It could be that some foundation staff have been blinded in the glamour of royalty and it has clouded some of their judgment.

‘The official running and management of the Prince’s Foundation were good. It was what was going unofficially that was the problem. I’m certain the Prince of Wales didn’t know what was happening.

“Even the letters he signed would be written by Michael.”

It is reported that a letter on heading notepaper stated that Mr Fawcett was ready to help the tycoon bump up his honorary CBE to a Knighthood.

It is believed that the prince knew nothing about Mr Fawcett’s letters or emails from fixers regarding the possibility of an honour.

According to The Mail, he was so surprised by the claims that they were made that he couldn’t believe them at first.

Mr Fawcett – at his own suggestion – agreed to ‘temporarily’ step down from his £95,000-a-year role with the Foundation while an investigation is carried out.

Prince Charles is said be supportive. Meanwhile, the Prince’s Foundation faces a possible investigation by the police. 

It is reported that Camilla has not spoken to Fawcett in two years. 

Fawcett made her feel ‘battated’ when she raised concerns about a 2019 arrangement to loan a few paintings to Dumfries House. However, some of the paintings were later discovered to be fakes. 

It was also revealed that the Prince’s Foundation received money from Hu Zhirong, a representative of a Chinese government agency. 

Zhirong is listed as Zhirong’s ‘national Director’ of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. This group aims to promote China’s agenda but is also a member in good standing of the Prince’s Foundation’s’ ‘patrons’ circle.

According to the Times, the foundation declined to comment on whether it was appropriate to accept money Zhirong.   

Clarence House informed the news reporter that Michael Fawcett had resigned as chief executive at the Prince’s Foundation, while an independent investigation was underway. During this ongoing investigation, we will not comment.

Last month, it was reported Charles met the alleged ‘fixer’ at heart of the scandal at least nine additional times.   

William Bortrick, 42 years old, is reportedly a paid advisor for Saudi tycoon bin Mahfouz. He is reported to have met with the Prince both in Britain, and abroad.

According to reports, Mr Bortrick, the publisher and editor of Burke’s Peerage, a British genealogy and peerage database, received thousands of pounds to secure Dr bin Mahfouz, a major donor to Charles’s charities.

In a draft letter that was published earlier this month by Sunday Times, he claimed that the Prince was ‘100%’ behind an offer to secure Dr bin Mahfouz UK citizenship.

Clarence House had previously denied that Clarence House knew of the cash for honors allegations made by 72-year-old future king on the basis of donations to his charities.

The trip for two, comprising a tour, dinner, entertainment and an overnight stay at Dumfries House in Ayrshire, would cost £100,000 - with Mr Wynne-Parker taking a 5% commission and the fixer 20%. Pictured: The email he sent ¿ complete with spelling mistakes

The trip for two, comprising a tour, dinner, entertainment and an overnight stay at Dumfries House in Ayrshire, would cost £100,000 – with Mr Wynne-Parker taking a 5% commission and the fixer 20%. Pictured: The email he sent – complete with spelling mistakes

The Sunday Times reported later that Bortrick met with Prince Charles in England, Scotland, and Saudi Arabia over seven years. 

The paper reports that Bortrick also received a personal Christmas card from him last year.

MailOnline understood, however, that the meetings between Mr Bortrick and the Prince were in an official capacity and not one-to-one. 

According to Sunday Times reports, Prince Charles and Bortrick met at Dumfries House’s opening of a garden in October 2014.

The Prince of Wales met the fixer at the heart the 'cash for honours' scandal at least nine times and even sent him a personal Christmas card, it has today been reported

William Bortrick, 42, a paid advisor to Saudi tycoon Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz - is said to have met the Prince both in Britain and abroad

It has been reported that the Prince of Wales met the fixer behind the ‘cashfor honours’ scandal at least nine different times and even sent him his personal Christmas card. William Bortrick (42), a paid advisor of Mahfouz Marei Mubarak Bin Mahfouz, is reported to have met the prince both in Britain as well as abroad.

The garden is funded by Dr bin Mahfouz, who at the time was seeking UK citizenship, and who has donated more than £1.5million to the prince’s charities.

Bortrick also sent a draft to Dr Mahfouz that year. He stated in the letter: Dr Mahfouz would have the highest priority for his citizenship application. [than]Yours should be rewarded and recognized accordingly.

Clarence House says that Prince Charles did not know about these claims.

According to some reports, the pair had met at Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) British Embassy.

Dr bin Mahfouz was also present, as was Michael Fawcett (Prince’s former valet), who resigned from his position as chief of Prince’s Foundation in the midst of the cash for honors scandal.

He is also believed to have met Mr Bortrick at Buckingham Palace during the presentation of Dr Bin Mafouz’s CBE in 2016. 

The Court Circular, which is an official record that lists engagements by Royal Family members, did not publish the ceremony.

Prince Charles is not responsible to choose honours. These are chosen by an honours committee, who then recommend the Cabinet Office.  

According to the Sunday Times the last meeting occurred in July 2020 when Prince Charles took a walk with Mr Bortrick at the Gardens of the Castle of Mey.

The Prince’s Foundation trustee and the gardener also attended the walk, which took place weeks after Mr Bortrick. Had helped to broker a six-figure donation for the Prince’s Foundation.

The Prince and Dmitry Leus, an Russian banker, made the donation in return for a meeting. 

Shortly after the meeting Mr Botrick wrote to Mr Leus saying: ‘I have just had an excellent private visit with HRH the Prince of Wales — who appreciates your generosity and asked me to send his personal good wishes to you.’ 

Covid and concerns over Mr Lues’ past led to the cancellation of the meetings.       

Society fixer and Burke’s Peerage publisher: Three key characters in Charles scandal

Dr Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz

Dr Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz, pictured meeting Prince Charles, is one of Britain's most generous benefactors

Pictured with Prince Charles, Dr Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz is one of Britain’s most generous benefactors

Dr Mahfouz Marei mubarak bin Mahfouz is a British benefactor who holds a series of titles in Britain. The family of the millionaire Saudi businessman has made their fortune in Middle East hotels, property, manufacturing and other ventures. 

Dr Mahfouz (51), established the Mahfouz Foundation in 2012. This charity aims to advance education of public in the United Kingdom regarding the culture, history and literature of the Middle East’. 

Three years later Dr Mahfouz donated £370,000 to the Queen Elizabeth Castle of Mey Trust, which Prince Charles is president of, to help renovate the estate despite the Saudi never having visited it. 

He was given the Mahfouz Wood to the east of the 15th Century Castle. Six benches were made with plaques honoring Dr Mahfouz. These plaques, which bear the names of his father and four brothers, will be placed around castle’s gardens. 

He also donated a substantial amount to Dumfries House which is an 18th Century Palladian estate in Ayrshire that the Prince’s Foundation has been tirelessly trying to restore. 

Dr Mahfouz has the title of Lord Baron and Baron of Abernethy. He also received his honorary CBE in a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace. 

He was made a life Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts and was awarded the Knight Grand Cross in Companionate of Merit of Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem. 

He has been elected a fellow in Pembroke College Oxford and has a bust to his honour at Wolfson College Cambridge.

Michael Wynne-Parker

Michael Wynne-Parker has rubbed shoulders with Prime Ministers and world leaders during a colourful life

Michael Wynne Parker has been a friend to Prime Ministers around the world and other world leaders in his colourful life.

Michael Wynne Parker is a society fixer known for his interactions with Prime Ministers and other world leaders.

Mr Wynne Parker, 75, was unsuccessfully elected as a Tory candidate for Norfolk in August 1974. He then became a regular at Monday Club, the Right-wing Westminster pressure organization. 

He quickly proved himself to be a skilled networker, introducing Margaret Thatcher and Muammar Gadaffi to Jonathan Guinness, the son of a meeting brewery tycoon Jonathan Guinness. 

Wynne Parker worked alongside Lord Moyne at his controversial consultancy company Introcom. This was after creditors complained about their failed airline, Tajik Air. 

Wynne Parker stated that Introcom had no financial interest at the time, but provided only consultancy services. 

Access To Justice was then founded by Lord Moyne and Mr Wynne Parker. It rented office suites and provided free legal advice for those who wanted to overturn their convictions due to alleged miscarriages. 

It was claimed that the firm misrepresented it as a charity, and that a convicted fraudster was involved with its operations. Margaret Beckett, then Secretary of State, Trade and Industry, obtained an order from the court to close the company in the public’s interest. 

Access To Justice – Lord Moyne and Mr Wynne Parker were both banned from being company directors for five year in 2000. 

Wynne-Parker Financial Management was another of his companies that had been closed down by financial watchdogs ten year earlier. He was found guilty on 16 counts of misconduct and fined £10,000 with a judge saying that it seemed the businessman had ‘the clear modus operandi of a crook’.

William Bortrick

William Bortrick is chairman of aristocratic guide Burke's Peerage

William Bortrick is chairman Burke’s Peerage, an elite guide for the aristocratic.

William Bortrick, a London family member in London’s private clubs, is often seen hovering in the background at events attended by Michael Wynne Parker. 

He is the chairman of Burke’s Peerage (once-revered aristocratic guide) and a member on the founding board for the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society, which Mr Wynne Parker chairs. 

The organization has been accused of being a front for Russian influence. However, its bosses insist that they are a religious and cultural organisation. 

Bortrick (48) is also an adviser to Commonwealth Sambo Association. The Commonwealth Sambo Association champions a Russian combat sport and martial art that could be included in the 2028 Olympics. Russian President Vladimir Putin strongly supports it. 

The Soviet Red Army created the fighting techniques in order to improve unarmed combat in the 1920s. Wynne Parker is the president of the association. He preside over combat events regularly. 

Burke’s Peerage was established 1826 by John Burke, a genealogist. The Peerage has expanded over the years to various editions. The firm was presided over by Jeremy Norman, an entrepreneur who founded the gay club Heaven and the fitness chain Soho Gyms.