Prince Andrew sought a £200,000 loan to finance a building project at the Queen’s private church from the boss of a controversial bank that he has secretly promoted around the world.

According to leaked documents, the Duke of York asked Jonathan Rowland chief executive of Banque Havilland for the money to be spent on the Royal Chapel of All Saints. It is located in Windsor Great Park. Mr Rowland told the Duke he was sure ‘we can help on good terms’.

The revelation follows reports that property tycoon David Rowland, Jonathan’s father and a major Tory Party donor, paid off a separate £1.5 million that had been given to Andrew by Banque Havilland, which is based in Luxembourg and controlled by the Rowland family.

Prince Andrew sought a £200,000 loan from the son of Tory party donor David Rowland, left, to help fund work on the Queen's private church in Windsor

Prince Andrew sought a £200,000 loan from the son of Tory party donor David Rowland, left, to help fund work on the Queen’s private church in Windsor

Leaked documents reveal the Duke of York requested the money from Jonathan Rowland, chief executive of Banque Havilland, to spend on the Royal Chapel of All Saints, which stands in the grounds of his stately home in Windsor Great Park. Mr Rowland told the Duke he was sure ¿we can help on good terms¿

The Duke of York, according to documents leaked, requested money from Jonathan Rowland (chief executive of Banque Havilland), in order to purchase the Royal Chapel of All Saints. This chapel is situated in his Windsor Great Park home. Mr Rowland told the Duke he was sure ‘we can help on good terms’

The Mail on Sunday revealed that the Prince was questioning his relationship with Jonathan Rowland and David Rowland regarding his finances. This included how he promoted their bank during official trade missions to support UK businesses. Surprisingly, the Prince also permitted Rowlands to squeeze meetings into official trade missions in order to expand Banque Havilland’s reach and attract wealthy clients.

Now, the MoS can reveal that Andrew, who was known as ‘Client X’ by the bank’s staff, sought money from the Rowlands to pay for repairs at a church with emotional significance to the Queen.

Buckingham Palace and Andrew’s spokesman have refused to say whether he received the loan and – if so – whether he paid it back.

Located less than 100 yards from Royal Lodge, the Duke’s 30-room home, the Royal Chapel of All Saints acts as an informal parish church for residents and staff of Windsor Great Park. When the Queen is at Windsor Castle, it’s where she worships.

It was the venue for Princess Beatrice’s marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July last year and the Queen Mother’s coffin lay before the chapel’s altar for two days in 2002 before being taken to London for her state funeral.

In a message to Jonathan Rowland, then chief executive of Banque Havilland, in June 2011, Andrew requested a four-year loan, indicating that he was unable to raise the cash from the church’s congregation. ‘I need to facilitate a loan of £200k for more work on my chapel in the garden of RL [Royal Lodge],’ he wrote. ‘I would like to know what you can do for me and what it would cost me to take a loan for £200k paid back over four years?

‘It is going to be difficult to raise that amount from the small congregation and friends in time to get it done before so my contribution would be the interest costs for four years.’

Jonathan Rowland, 46, replied: ‘OK. You can come back to me. Sure we can help on good terms.’

According to palace sources, no construction work was done on the chapel after the email exchange. It is believed that the final work took place in 2008.

The Duke’s request for a loan came a year after David Rowland paid £40,000 to help clear debts amassed by Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. Four months before that, Andrew took the financier to the Queen’s Scottish estate in Balmoral, where he reportedly met the Monarch and Prince Charles.

Responding to the new revelations, Norman Baker, a former Minister who has written a book about Royal finances, said: ‘I find it extraordinary that Andrew should be seeking to pull in a favour from a financial friend for the Queen’s chapel. He needs to say whether he took the money that he requested and, if so, whether he paid it back.’

Last month, financial website Bloomberg reported that David Rowland, 76, transferred £1.5 million to Andrew in December 2017, days after the Queen’s second son borrowed a similar sum from Banque Havilland. A year later, Banque Havilland was fined €4 million for not having safeguards to protect against money laundering, one of the biggest fines ever levied by the Luxembourg regulator.

David Rowland, who has given the Tories £6 million, was announced as the party’s treasurer in 2010 but stepped down before starting the job after it emerged that he had been living as a tax exile in Guernsey.

A spokesman for Banque Havilland said: ‘The bank can confirm it has not and does not make loans on chapels. The bank categorically denies any wrongdoing.’

Jonathan Rowland and Prince Andrew declined to comment.