A former aide to the Prince of Wales has temporarily stepped down from his role as chief executive of The Prince’s Foundation amid allegations that he used his influence to help secure an honour for a major donor.
Michael Fawcett has been blamed for presenting to assist a rich Saudi finance manager with an honor. Mahfouz Marei Mubarak receptacle Mahfouz got a privileged CBE in late 2016. The Prince’s Foundation said it was researching the matter. The association, of which Mr Fawcett became CEO in 2018, is an umbrella gathering for various Prince Charles’ magnanimous advantages. Cases about Mr Fawcett’s direct were distributed in the Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday.The Sunday Times said Mr Mahfouz, who denies any bad behavior, given enormous totals to rebuilding undertakings quite compelling to Prince Charles. Mr Fawcett is affirmed to have composed help for an honor for Mr Mahfouz, as per paper reports. Douglas Connell, seat of The Prince’s Foundation, said Mr Fawcett presented on Saturday to venture down briefly from CEO obligations while an examination was completed. Mr Connell added: “The Prince’s Foundation has acknowledged this proposition. Michael completely upholds the continuous examination and has affirmed that he will help the examination in each way.”A representative for The Prince’s Foundation said: “The Prince’s Foundation approaches extremely in a serious way the claims that have as of late been drawn out into the open and the matter is at present being scrutinized.” Mr Fawcett was once a nearby helper of Prince Charles and filled in as his valet until 2003. BBC Royal Correspondent Jonny Dymond said that a Palace source focused on the distance between Prince Charles’ office and his establishment, yet Mr Fawcett was known for being near Prince Charles and these charges were an “shame” for him. Mr Fawcett started his regal help in 1981 as a footman to the Queen, before later becoming Prince Charles’ associate valet. In 2003 he was gotten free from monetary offense charges over the selling of regal gifts. He surrendered after the inward report censured the running of the regal family, however kept on functioning as an independent fixer and Prince Charles’ occasions administrator.