THE Duchess of York has been filmed in a newspaper sting apparently offering to sell access to her former husband Prince Andrew.More at the link.
Sarah Ferguson is alleged to have asked for a $40,000 (£27,650) golden handshake in cash from a reporter posing as a representative of an Indian company and for £500,000 to be sent to her bank.
In return she is said to have promised an introduction to Prince Andrew, who works as an unpaid special representative for UK Trade & Investment, a government agency, saying: “Look after me and he’ll look after you . . . you’ll get it back tenfold. I can open any door you want.”
There is no suggestion that Prince Andrew was ever aware of the meetings or the claims said to have been made by the duchess.
Ferguson, 50, whose American promotions company Hartmoor folded with debts of £650,000 last October, is also reported as saying: “I could bring you great business. I’d like to think that if I, for example, if I introduced you to . . . Andrew, for example . . . and he opened up doors for you which you would never possibly do. Then, depending if it was a very big deal with, I don’t know, I can’t imagine, then each deal you and I discuss the percentage of it.”
But it's News of the World that worked the sting. See, "CASH FOR ROYAL ACCESS SENSATION: 'Andrew said to me: 'Tell him £500,000'. Look after me and he'll look after you'; Desperate Fergie lies to make money out of Prince."