In the latest twist to the ongoing royal saga, Prince Andrew finds himself embroiled in yet another controversy, casting a shadow over the British monarchy. This time, the Duke of York is caught up in a financial scandal involving a Turkish millionaire, further complicating the already strained relations within the royal family.
According to reports from OK! Magazine, Prince Andrew is alleged to have illicitly accepted a hefty sum of $1.7 million. This accusation comes from 77-year-old Nebahat Evyap Ibsilen, who asserts that the money was fraudulently obtained by a third party, Selman Turk, and then transferred to the Prince.
Ibsilen, who had initially employed Turk for the safe relocation of her wealth outside Turkey, now claims that over $50 million was deceitfully taken from her. The crux of the scandal lies in Ibsilen's belief that she was misled into transferring $1 million to Prince Andrew, with the promise of assistance in acquiring a British passport.
However, Turk, the 37-year-old implicated in the case, contends that the funds were a wedding gift to one of Prince Andrew's daughters.
Royal Reputation Marred
This development adds to the Duke's already tarnished reputation, following his previous entanglement in a s*xual assault lawsuit and a s*x trafficking scandal, notably linked to his association with convicted paedophile Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.
These past transgressions led to a significant fallout for Andrew, culminating in his forfeiture of military titles and royal patronages after an out-of-court settlement. An insider, quoted by OK! Magazine, paints a picture of a royal unable to resist the lure of money, describing Andrew as a "huge embarrassment" to the royal family.
Despite the Duke’s insistence on his innocence, the source suggests that his history of "mistakes and scandals" should have served as a lesson. As the royal family grapples with this new scandal, King Charles reportedly extended another favor to his embattled younger brother amidst rumors of a potential eviction.
This move, however, has done little to mitigate the growing public scrutiny and criticism faced by Prince Andrew, as the royal household navigates these turbulent waters.