Charles's former 'right-hand man' quits four more roles

Prince Charles’s former ‘right-hand man’ Michael Fawcett quits four more roles linked to senior royal

  • Michael Fawcett has left roles at four more businesses associated with the future King
  • Accounts registered with Companies House show that Mr Fawcett has stepped down from businesses linked to Dumfries House
  • Mr Fawcett resigned as chief executive of the Prince’s Foundation in November

Michael Fawcett, who was the closest ally of the Prince of Wales before being forced to quit over a ‘cash for honours’ scandal revealed by The Mail on Sunday, has left roles at four more businesses associated with the future King.

Accounts registered with Companies House show that Mr Fawcett, who resigned as chief executive of the Prince’s Foundation in November, has stepped down from businesses linked to Dumfries House, the Palladian mansion in Ayrshire bought by Charles in 2007.

As well as quitting Dumfries House Trust Trading Limited and Dumfries House Home Farm Ltd, he has left Dumfries Farming & Land, which bought land at Knockroon to help fund the £20 million purchase of nearby Dumfries House as a gift to the nation. 

Michael Fawcett, who was the closest ally of the Prince of Wales before being forced to quit over a ‘cash for honours’ scandal revealed by The Mail on Sunday, has left roles at four more businesses associated with the future King 

Mr Fawcett has also stepped back from his role as ‘events manager’ at A G Carrick, the retail arm of Highgrove, which is named after the pseudonym which Charles uses on his watercolour paintings.

He had been on the board of the company, which was set up to sell £60 corgi toys and £65 cushions at the Highgrove estate in Gloucestershire, since 2018.

Meanwhile, the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation has recruited Sir Ken Olisa as a new director. Five years ago, he was ranked first in the Powerlist’s Top Ten most influential British black people.

Accounts registered with Companies House show that Mr Fawcett, who resigned as chief executive of the Prince’s Foundation in November, has stepped down from businesses linked to Dumfries House, the Palladian mansion in Ayrshire bought by Charles in 2007 

The developments mark the final fall from grace for Mr Fawcett, who stepped down from the Foundation after the MoS published a letter to billionaire Saudi donor Mahfouz Marei Mubarak Bin Mahfouz in 2017 offering to support an upgrade to his honour from a CBE to a knighthood and to help with his application for British citizenship in acknowledgement of his ‘generous’ donations to the charity.

He resigned permanently last month after a damning independent inquiry into the scandal. 

Mr Bin Mahfouz has denied any wrongdoing and Clarence House has said that Charles had ‘no knowledge of the alleged offer of honours or British citizenship on the basis of donation to his charities’.

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