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A cousin of Queen Elizabeth II was paid access to the Kremlin

A cousin of Queen Elizabeth II was paid access to the Kremlin

Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, has said he is ready to leverage his influence to facilitate investor access to Vladimir Putin’s entourage, despite the tragic ties between Moscow and London, according to a survey published Sunday by the US State Department. Sunday times It was produced with Channel 4.

These two tactics are disguised as representatives of a South Korean company investing in gold and seeking to invest in Russia.

In a meeting, filmed with a hidden camera, Prince Michael of Kent, 78, offered them acting services for 10,000 pounds a day (roughly $ 17,000 CAD) and said he could record a letter of support from his home at Kensington Palace, the home of Prince William. Also, for $ 200K.

Presently, his partner Simon Reading has promoted the role of “Her Majesty’s unofficial ambassador to Russia” for Prince Michael of Kent and introduced him as a “friend of Russia,” according to the Sunday Times. He stressed that his relations with Vladimir Putin were not affected by the tensions with Moscow because he was passing “in the midst of political turmoil.”

According to the same source, Simon Reading had already taken advantage of a reception at Kensington Palace in 2013, in the presence of the Prince, to reach the Kremlin with cash.

Prince Michael, Duke of Kent was awarded the Medal of Friendship in 2009 by then-President Dmitry Medvedev, at a time when Vladimir Putin was prime minister.

Citing Britain’s PA agency, Prince Michael’s services confirmed that he had not had any contact with Vladimir Putin since a meeting in 2013. They confirmed that Simon Reading, “a close friend, who wants help, has made suggestions that Prince Michael will do so. He did not want nor did he want nor Can realize “.

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The prince is neither considered an active member of the royal family nor is he getting paid from the crown prince. He earns his livelihood through consulting activities.

However, these discoveries are embarrassing at a time when relations between London and Moscow are at their worst, affected by a series of crises since the poisoning of former spy Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 in London to Sergei Skripal in 2018. Diplomatic disputes.