What was the truth behind the controversial sale of a £15m home?
The prince has already come under scrutiny for the controversial sale of his former marital home.
Nigel Cawthorne said: “He sold Sunninghill Park in Berkshire in 2007 for £15m – £3m above asking price after lingering in the market – to a Kazakh oligarch.
“It was a wedding present from the Queen.”
The Daily Mail claimed Andrew also tried to persuade Coutts, the Queen’s bank, to take on the oligarch, Timur Kulibayev, as a client.
The reports followed earlier allegations that Andrew tried to broker a deal between a Greek sewage treatment company and a Swiss finance house that would have seen him receive a £4million commission.
“Andrew and Fergie now live rent-free in the seven-bedroom Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, despite spending £7.5million fitting it out with a swimming pool and driving range,” Cawthorne continues.
“Then there is the ski chalet in Switzerland with apparently six members of staff which he is selling for around £18m – minus the £6.6m he still owed to the previous seller who sold him. sued.
“The swanky property was bought in 2015 with a mortgage as an ‘investment’ and a little help from the Bank of Mum which he probably won’t have to pay back.”