The Duke of York’s Other Unsavoury Diploatic Contacts
Prince Andrew – the Caviar Trade Rep
Prince Andrew roving trade ambassador
Appointed as roving trade ambassador. Went to NYC weeks after Sept 11 attacks
Prince Andrew meets Col Gaddafi & son Saif Al-Islam. Duke meets dictator three times in 2008 & is photographed on yachts owned by Libyans. One of Andrew’s trips to Libya in 2007 was official business. It was for five days.
Andrew demands a briefing with UK Serious Fraud Office on BAE Saudi bribery claims. “Two senior SFO sources confirmed that BAE case-handlers had protested in strong terms at the time at the request for a briefing by Prince Andrew, and insisted that he only be given publicly-available information. “They all thought the request was well out of order,” one said. They felt “very uncomfortable”. https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/nov/30/prince-andrew-wikileaks-cables
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Libyan gun-runner and friend of Prince Andrew ‘gave Princess Beatrice £18k necklace’ before the Duke allegedly lobbied British company for him. The gift-giver, Tarek Kaituni, spent several years on remand in a Paris jail for smuggling a gun before he was given a two-month suspended sentence, and fined 10,000 Euros a year later. Andrew, who continued to visit Libya and party with Libyans.In 2011, Andrew met with MP to discuss “Azerbaijani trade.” The duke was a constant visitor to the nation. While trade envoy and after.
He met with President Ilham Aliyev, a man described by The Daily Mail as a despot, on more than a dozen occasions.
Despite growing concern over his willingness to establish business links with foreign dictatorships from the Middle East to central Asia, the Duke of York met Mark Field, Tory MP for Cities of London and Westminster and chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Azerbaijan, at Buckingham Palace and asked for support in parliament and Whitehall for British investment in Azerbaijan.“None of this seemed to bother Andrew, who enjoyed a four-day holiday in Tunisia with Kaituni in November 2008, shortly before visiting Colonel Gaddafi in Tripoli.
Calling for the Duke to lose his role, Labour MP Chris Bryant told the House of Commons: “Isn’t it especially difficult to explain the behaviour of the special ambassador for trade who is not only a close friend of Saif Gaddafi but is also a close friend of a convicted Libyan gun smuggler, Tarek Kaituni.” The common link between the Prince and the gun runner? The alleged fraudster who gifted Prince Andrew more than £1 million ($1.3 million) was introduced to him by a convicted Libyan gun smuggler. https://www.arabnews.com/node/2055996/world
Tony Blair had a private meeting with Prince Andrew in 2009 after they stayed in the same hotel in the notorious former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan.
On this occasion, Andrew was on a private three-day visit ‘with an element of work’, but has previously established a wealth of contacts while promoting British business interests in his special envoy role.
Andrew censured for sneaking off twice to meet with despotic President. The Duke of York flew by private jet to meet Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev. The Billionaire despot has been accused of appalling human rights abuses.
Prince Andrew stayed in the room capital, Baku, during his ‘private’ four-day trip. “Details of the trip only emerged after a British Government source tipped off the pressure group, Platform, which campaigns against social and environmental abuses associated with the energy industry.
It has grown increasingly close to President Aliyev, 48. He is also said to be friendly with his wife Mehriban and daughters Leyla and Arzu.
“The regularity of his visits have also led media in the former Soviet state to speculate that the Queen’s son may have business links to the oil-rich state, including a golf resort on the Caspian Sea. Buckingham Palace has vehemently denied this.” https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2833917/amp/Prince-Andrew-secretly-flies-Azerbaijan-meeting-president.html (note: a resolution adopted by the European Parliament in September 2015 described Azerbaijan as “having suffered the greatest decline in democratic governance in all of Eurasia over the past ten years,” noting as well that its dialogue with the country on human rights has “not made any substantial progress.”) In 2016, Azerbaijan was harshly criticized for bribing foreign officials and diplomats to promote its causes abroad and legitimize its elections at home, a practice termed Caviar diplomacy. (Source: Wikipedia) Local media in Azerbaijan have speculated that he has business links in the region, including a golf resort on the Caspian Sea. Buckingham Palace has, however, denied this.” writes the publication. Even after retiring, as the Independent has learned, the Duke of York continues to demand reports on the situation in Azerbaijan directly from the British ambassador to Baku, with whom he recently held a face-to-face meeting, inviting him to the palace.
http://caviar-diplomacy.net/azerbaijan/en_US/ In Baku, the prince is treated in a royal way. For example, Ilham Aliyev took him to his own luxury spa, which employs a blind Russian masseur described as the best in the world. It is not by chance that “over the past five years, Prince Andrew visited President Aliyev eight times.” He also invites the British Ambassador to Baku to Buckingham Palace, demanding reports on the situation in Azerbaijan. Tina Brown upcoming book: “She claimed Epstein would fly Andrew to meet governments in ‘obscure foreign markets’ who could not refuse to see him because he was a royal, and would come along with him as an ‘investment adviser’ to His Royal Highness. He then would negotiate deals for his personal gain. Brown said Epstein knew which buttons to push to ensnare Prince Andrew, who felt stung from being second fiddle to Prince Charles and relied on his mother to fund his lifestyle. The author and journalist also claimed Andrew was made to feel important by Epstein thanks to ‘the deals, the girls, the plane, the glittering New York world, where he wasn’t seen as a full-grown man still dependent on his mother’s Privy Purse strings.’
Prince Andrew acted as a broker for a Kazakh oligarch who wanted to buy a London home from the Queen’s estate, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed.
The Duke of York’s office tried to secure a crown estate property near Kensington Palace for the oil and gas tycoon Timur Kulibayev at the same time as his marital home of Sunninghill Park was being sold to the billionaire for £3m over the asking price.
The duke was a government trade envoy at the time of the attempted deal for Kulibayev, son-in-law of the Kazakh president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. Its emergence is likely to fuel calls for further investigation into his dealings with the autocratic regime.
According to the emails released to the Mail on Sunday, the Duke of York’s private secretary, Amanda Thirsk, urged the crown estate to sell one of its valuable Kensington properties to Kulibayev, saying: “They are happy to spend very large numbers to get the right property.”
Kazaks wanted a trade deal with the UK and they received billions in deals with English firms.
The UK’s Telegraph newspaper disclosed that the Duke of York was introduced to Selman Turk by Libyan Tarek Kaituni in 2019.
After their summer meet, they quickly established a friendship, with the duke attending dinners at Turk’s London home.
Kaituni had a longer link with Prince Andrew, which he boasted about to other connections. He had reportedly organized meetings between the duke and the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and attended the wedding of the duke’s daughter, Princess Eugenie, in 2018.
Turk quickly used his introduction to the duke to organize payments to him and his family, including £225,000 to his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson and £25,000 to Princess Eugenie.
Andrew gave Turk an award at his Pitch@thePalace 2019 London event, for a bank which collapsed.
Goes to Bahrain with Fergie, Beatrice & her husband. Pic taken at Grand Prix. Andrew on a week of Royal engagements. “Inseparable” with Fergie and stayed at the Ritz.
November 2019: Andrew pulls out of Bahrain trip after Epstein interview
PR to gloss over human rights abuses
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Prince Andrew has become embroiled in a legal riddle over a £750,000 payment from a Turkish millionairess.
Nebahat Isbilen, 77, who claims to have been scammed out of fortune by a dishonest businessman, was allegedly tricked into giving the Duke of York money ‘by way of payment for assistance’ with her passport, a court heard.
The prince has since repaid the cash after she alleged it was a scam. The Daily Mail
2010: Met with Jordanian, Malaysian, Indian and Indonesia defence ministers
2011: visits Saudi Arabia Qatar and UAE, meets with the Saudis up until 2019
2013 Meets Turkmenistan. PresidentTom Mayne, of the anticorruption campaign Global Witness in London, told RFE/RL that such meetings could be positive if Prince Andrew raised important issues such as corruption.
“Unfortunately, what we’ve been hearing — for example in the leaked cables — is that Prince Andrew doesn’t take the topic of corruption seriously,” Mayne said.
“Turkmenistan is perceived as one of the most corrupt countries in the world: the country doesn’t publish a proper budget; there is very little information about what happens there to the money that the country earns from its sale of oil and gas.
It is his obligation, if he’s promoting business, to raise these issues.”
From flights on the president’s jet to gifts of the fishy delicacy, they rolled out the red carpet for Prince Andrew.
According to The Economist, caviar diplomacy diverts “attention abroad from its (a nation’s) human-rights record and discourage the opposition at home”. In the case of Azerbaijan, through lavish extravaganzas and high-end lobbying.”
Why is this relevant? Jeffrey Epstein described the Royal as a “useful idiot.”
The Duke linked him up with contacts who wanted deals in obscure countries, according to biographer Tina Brown.
During his time as UK special representative, Prince Andrew helped negotiate several energy deals, according to The Economist.
In 2017, Britain was the largest investor in Azerbaijan, mainly through BP oil and companies related to resources.
As well, the UK has invested about 20 billion pounds in the country.
According to The Daily Mail: “In Azerbaijan, Prince Andrew is routinely described as a ‘dear guest’ by the leader of a country that ranks as one of the most corrupt in the world on the Transparency Index.
President Ilham Aliyev took the royal to his spa, which employed the blind masseur, described as the best in the world.
The donor, Soheil Dadfar, was thanked on the menu. It just happened to drop into the hands of The Daily Mail.
So what does the President of Azerbaijan want from his caviar diplomacy? Well one thing you can do is launder money overseas.
According to a report from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, the regime parked money in London. The President and two daughters — Leyla and Arzu — own a penthouse in London worth $26 million.
Finally, Prince Andrew is friends with Layla.
In 2021, The Guardian reported The Queen’s estate launched a review into a £67m London property, bought from the family.
The Pandora papers revealed a network of offshore companies linked to Aliyev and associates. They traded £400m of UK property over 15 years.
Properties include a London mansion worth $25 million, a flat near Hyde Park worth $8 million, nine waterfront mansions in Dubai valued at $44 million, a dacha near Moscow worth $37 million, and a villa in the Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary worth $ 1.1 million.
Moreover, what was he doing at a Matthew Williamson catwalk show in Moscow? Oh yes, he was the UK special representative for trade. How convenient. This is the role that had him tagged as Air Miles Andy.
According to another English fashion designer, Jenny Packham, the Royal demanded she attend a VIP reception where he was holding court alone with young Russian models.
She lived there from about approximately 1992 until she later moved in 2000 to her own house nearby at 116 East 65th Street.
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This house previously belonged to Lyn Forrester de Rothschild, who was the person who introduced Epstein to lawyer Alan Dershowitz. (Well that’s what Dersh told the Epstein Netflix documentary.)
Maxwell bought the home in 2000 for just under $million and sold it in around 2015 for $17million.
Maxwell really went to town here with her interesting decor choices.
The Beaux Arts-style property, which dates back to 1910 and is located between Park and Lexington Aves., has 12 rooms, including six bedrooms, nine wood-burning fireplaces, an elevator, a media room and library with a built-in projector and surround sound, a home office, a chef’s kitchen with granite countertops, and a landscaped garden.
Here’s where the story gets depressing. It turns out Waitt bought the property for his girlfriend?and the couple broke up one week after closing. While we would’ve hung onto the apartment, Waitt apparently felt differently. He’s found a buyer, according to the Observer.
The allegations against Prince Andrew first surfaced publicly after Ms Giuffre came forward to the media in 2011.
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Ms Giuffre also alleged:
In April 2001, there waa a second alleged assault in New York City
Easter 2001: Prince Andrew allegedly assaults Ms Giuffre on Epstein’s island in the US Virgin Islands
The Royal has always vehemently denied these allegations.
But Epstein survivor Johanna Sjoberg alleged the Duke of York groped her breast when she was aged 21, as Ms Giuffre, then 17, sat with a puppet of Andrew on her lap in 2001.
The Duke of York says he cannot remember the Virginia Giuffre photograph, being upstairs in Ghislaine Maxwell’s house, or the bar at the London nightspot Tramp.
Moreover, Prince Andrew was in America frequently during that year; at least four times. Or, including Epstein’s island in the US Virgin Islands, it is five visits during 2001.
The prince says he was not close with Epstein, but admits he stayed once in 2010 at the perve’s New York mansion.
“At the time I felt it was the honourable and right thing to do and I admit fully that my judgment was probably coloured by my tendency to be too honourable but that’s just the way it is,” he told the BBC in 2019.
Until recently in court documents, the Prince has been denying he knew Ms Giuffre.
But she is insistent that her allegations are true.
“Twenty years ago, Prince Andrew’s wealth, power, position, and connections enabled him to abuse a frightened, vulnerable child with no one there to protect her. It is long past the time for him to be held to account,” says Virginia Giufree’s Legal Claim.
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The mother-of-three says she was trafficked by Epstein and she claims was forced to perform sex acts on his rich and famous friends.
She brought her case against the royal under the Child Victims Act, a state law enacted in New York in 2019 which expanded the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases.
Well, it looks a bit cold, Jen, doesn’t it? It is. Everyone’s wearing big jackets.
It’s a sunny day and you can see the two of them. So Scott and Kris are walking along the beach with two dogs and they seem to have somehow ended up with someone else’s tiny little dog.
Well, that happens all the time on the beach. So Jen, you had some interesting comments on about how that angle keeps changing.
Who is with Ghislaine’s Husband?
Well, it does. Which means that whoever’s videoing, this has moved from one location to another. So in other words, I think they were a participant in this.
The video has got a title on it called prob media. Now pro media, I used by international news outlets, intelligence agencies, and corporate and individual clients. Did they hire this guy?
Well, it’s very possible. They did because it’s all the rage in Hollywood.
Angelina Jolie did it years ago with Brad Pitt on a beach. Remember we’re on a beach, everyone and her son.
So that was the first photo of those two to break apparently.The Kardashians are the masters of calling the paparazzi on themselves.
But what I think is happening here too, maybe it’s a deal they did because Scott hates the media.
Maybe he just wanted to get rid of them. And he’s like, okay, we’ll do this for you.
Who is Ghislaine’s Husband Scott Borgerson
And they set it up. They had some unknown photograph them. And then the next day, film them while they walking down the beach makes sense.
Trouble is all this is going to do is incite the other news organizations to get their own footage.
Um, interestingly, his new girlfriend’s a journalist.
But Scott looks straight at the camera and I’ve been told in my research. That means that it’s a setup. If they’re looking directly at the camera, because otherwise you just go about your business.
Don’t you, Jen? Yeah, you don’t. If I look at someone with a big, huge lens, unless, you know, they’re there for a reason.
And the photos are fascinating that came out of this as well because it’s the two of them embraced. That’s the bit over the top.
Yeah, the hugging and the kissing. And she’s leaning against him while the dogs are running around.
And then they take the dogs into the forest for another walk. Fascinating. I think he’s trying to build a new narrative for himself as well.
He really needs to.
Because he wants to get back into society like the business community. It’s a tough call.
Who is Ghislaine’s Husband Scott Borgerson
Exactly. Now, for those of you who aren’t across the detail, apparently he broke up with Ghislaine in a heated phone call while she was in prison.
So we don’t know if that truly happened because remember pre-trial services, she said she was divorcing her spouse and we know they hadn’t had contact for at least three months before the FBI went in and arrested her. Exactly.
And why did she go and buy that big house? I think that they were split up full-stop and all they’re in the process of, and that’s why she had to buy the second house.
And then they convinced him to write that wonderful letter recommendation for bail.
As they say, it’s all smoke and mirrors , Jen.
And the reason why I want to talk about this next bit is because I’m sick of the Maxwell family, trying to hijack the narrative.
And there was an ITV documentary this week about Ghislaine, her brother, Ian, who is the public spokesman, cried on television, but a lot of nasty people on Twitter said he was fake crying.
“Damn it damn. I’m just damn angry. I don’t see how anyone, anyone looking at this cannot feel that way. It’s just wrong. I have devoted a lot of my time as of my brothers and sisters to help her. We believe her. We love, and we hope that she will get the justice that she definitely deserves,” he told ITV.
So what do you think Jen is that fake crying or genuine crying?
I think he’s crying for himself or the family name. He doesn’t give a shit about Ghislaine and it’s an act.
This whole thing’s been about them. It’s been about the family’s legacy, which was in the toilet. Anyway. I don’t understand these people. I don’t understand why they get so much media. Imagine how the survivors feel about this.
Especially as there is a guilty verdict.
Yeah. It’s time to go please and no more crying on television or whatever it is. We’re sort of done with that.
Plus you’re carrying on about all you’ve done for Ghislaine. It was your sister, Isabel, who was there every day in the court. How often did you turn up? Did you buy pizza for the media? Like Isabel did. Or take photos of them?
They’re very interesting family. Jen.
Aren’t they, that’s putting it mildly.
Who is Ghislaine’s Husband Scott Borgerson
So that’s what Jen and I have for you today. We hope that you enjoyed this. It’s our first video review.
You can find us on the Jeffrey Epstein, the prince and the pervert podcast, Jeffrey Epstein, podcast.com.
I’ll put all the details down on. Also put a link to the daily mail article, let us know what you think.
Fake crying and let us know if you think it was a setup. The photos on the beach and going into the forest core Have great weekend. Bye.
Who is Virginia Giuffre? Known worldwide as the girl in a photo with a royal, the mother-of-three wants to bring down the entire Epstein sex trafficking network.
And now she is coming for every single one of them.
Prince Andrew will face an unprecedented test in a New York court
As we know, the duke denies the allegations he sexually assaulted Ms Roberts Giuffre on three occasions in 2001.
He says it’s all lies, but what would happen if Prince Andrew came to New York for a hearing?
It might not happen; the royal might try to settle instead. But let’s think of the court of public opinion here. That’s clearly what Virginia’s lawyers have in mind and she says she does not want to settle.
Even so, would Prince Andrew ever be brave or foolhardy enough to go to America and risk potential arrest by the FBI or being led into a perjury trap being asked about his relationship with Maxwell and Epstein?
Who is Virginia Giuffre
This is the shocking true story of what happened when Ghislaine Maxwell recruited 16-year-old Virginia Roberts (as she was then known) into the Epstein trafficking network.
In her civil claim, she alleges Prince Andrew sexually abused her as a teenager on multiple occasions in London, Manhattan, and the US Virgin Islands in 2001 — allegations which he denies.
Ms Roberts was sexually abused by a family friend at the age of seven, which set off a pattern of more abuse, running away from home, foster care, and drug and alcohol abuse.
“Through that time they were asking me questions about who I was,” she said.
She added: ”They seemed like nice people so I trusted them, and I told them I’d had a really hard time in my life up until then – I’d been a runaway, I’d been sexually abused, physically abused… That was the worst thing I could have told them because now they knew how vulnerable I was.”
Ms Giuffre has said Epstein “passed me around like a platter of fruit” among his powerful friends and business partners, as she was taken across the globe on his private plane.
In March 2001, then aged 17, Maxwell and Epstein brought her to the United Kingdom and introduced her to the then-40-year-old Prince Andrew.
Who is Virginia Giuffre
“It was a really scary time in my life… I wasn’t chained to a sink, but these powerful people were my chains,” she told the BBC.
Ms Giuffre says the prince sexually abused her three times – at Maxwell’s London home and later at Epstein’s homes in New York City and Little St James in the Virgin Islands.
According to victims attorney Lisa Bloom, it could also knock out the rights of other sex abuse survivors.
A former teenage sex slave, Ms Roberts Giuffre claims she was trafficked by dead pedophile Jeffrey Epstein when she was 17 years old. She was allegedly forced to have sexual relations with everyone from Prince Andrew, disgraced model agent Jean-Luc Brunel and Alan Dershowitz—a claim all men have vociferously denied.
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At the center of this legal battle is a new law signed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo that extended the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse cases.
The legislation was intended to give survivors more time to seek justice and also apply retroactively, which could allow people like Roberts who were abused as children more time to sue those responsible for their pain.
“He doesn’t just want to block Virginia’s access to justice. He wants to block ALL child sexual abuse victims’ access,” Ms Bloom wrote on Twitter.
She said: “Prince Andrew has now done a complete reversal of his prior position that he would fully cooperate with any investigation into sexual abuse in Epstein’s orbit…Oh please. She (Giuffre) filed before the deadline. That’s all that should matter.”