Queen's cousin Prince Michael of Kent accused of selling Kremlin access

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Queen's cousin Prince Michael of Kent accused of selling Kremlin access
Spokesperson told CNN that Michael "has no special relationship with President Putin"

Author of the article:Brad Hunter
Publishing date:May 11, 2021 • 11 hours ago • 2 minute read • Join the conversation
Prince Michael of Kent is in hot water for his Moscow connections.
Prince Michael of Kent is in hot water for his Moscow connections. PHOTO BY HANDOUT /PRINCEMICHAELOFKENT.COM
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The dodgy cousin of Queen Elizabeth has just given the royals another black eye.

Prince Michael of Kent — who is familiar with being in hot water — is now accused of selling royal access to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin’s regime.

According to the Sunday Times, the prince was secretly filmed meeting with two of the newspaper’s undercover reporters who were posing as investors.

The journalists said they were repping a South Korean firm eager to do business with the Kremlin.

The 78-year-old prince offered his royal seal of approval — for $200,000. And he offered much more.

Michael and his wife, known as Princess Pushy, are no stranger to scandal.
Michael and his wife, known as Princess Pushy, are no stranger to scandal. PHOTO BY SCREENGRAB /NEWS INTERNATIONAL
The newspaper reports that Michael offered his home in Kensington Palace (also the home of Prince William, Kate Middleton and their three children) as the backdrop for a speech.

The rogue royal’s pal and business partner Simon Isaacs (the Marquess of Reading, if you’re keeping score) described the prince as “Her Majesty’s unofficial ambassador to Russia” during the Zoom meeting.

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And Isaacs offered that Michael would be glad to “open the door” for the bogus enterprise.

“We’re talking relatively discreetly here because we wouldn’t want the world to know that he is seeing Putin purely for business reasons,” Isaacs allegedly said.

A spokesperson for the prince told CNN that Michael “has no special relationship with President Putin.”

“Lord Reading is a good friend, who made suggestions which Prince Michael would not have wanted, or been able, to fulfill,” the spokesperson added.


Prince Michael and his wife have often come under fire as royal parasites.

In 2002, a committee demanded that the Queen evict her cousin and his wife from their apartments when it was revealed they paid just $117 a week. At the time, the going rate for the apartments would have been $205,000 per year.

He has also been raked over the coals for the $550,000 given to him by exiled Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky over a six-year period.

Meanwhile, another royal is weighing in on the Prince Harry-Meghan Markle soap opera.

Lady Victoria Hervey is claiming the couple’s courtship was “way too short” and she “doesn’t see their marriage lasting.”

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The slinky 44-year-old former gal pal of Prince Andrew made the claims to the U.K.’s Closer magazine.

“I remember just before their wedding, I thought, ‘They’ll get married, have a few kids … And she will end up wanting to be in America’,” Hervey told the magazine.

“They were always travelling somewhere. They moved too fast. That’s why Kate Middleton and Prince William’s relationship is so successful — they were together for such a long time before getting married.”

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