Prince Michael in hot water after receiving money from Russian oligarch

Prince Michael of Kent under scrutiny after receiving
money from Boris Berezovsky.
 Prince Michael of Kent, Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, is in hot waters once again after it became known that he received £320,000 from Russia billionaire Boris Berezovsky.

Between 2002 and 2008, received a total of 56 payments, worth between  £5,000 and £15,000 channeled through an offshore company run by the prince’s old Etonian private secretary.

Prince Michael, who neither receive any money from The Queen not perform any official functions and is known as the “pauper prince,” is under scrutiny of whether or not he offered something in return to the Russian billionaire.

The prince’s spokesman denied the allegations, saying: “Mr Berezovsky has known the prince since the early 1990s and has a high regard for the prince’s work. He therefore chose to be supportive over a period which ended some years ago,” says in an interview with Daily Mail.

It has been said that the money that the prince had received from Berezovsky were used to cover up for the cost of His Royal Highness’ office.

Meanwhile, Berezovsky told The Sunday Times: “There is nothing underhand or improper about the financial assistance I have given Prince Michael. It is a matter between friends.”


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