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Prince Andrew : Epstein and the Palace

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Buckingham Palace's greatest fear came true when the FBI arrested Prince Andrew's friend Jeffrey Epstein on charges of under-age sex trafficking. Just before the marriage of Kate and Wills, a snapshot of Andrew with his arm around the naked midriff of the billionaire's most articulate victim had surfaced. Despite sending stringent defamation warnings, the palace had been powerless to prevent headlines on the controversial friendship from moving in its direction like a hurricane.

Prince Andrew: The End of the Monarchy and Epstein investigates the story of the key players and allegations and counter-allegations in this unique, high-stakes royal drama. It provides a gripping and uncommon insight into the hidden privileges enjoyed by global power brokers, royalty and billionaires. Transcending the life of one man, it characterises a whole institution and a way of life - the monarchy as we know it today.

From 2001, Prince Andrew acted as Britain's trade envoy suddenly enjoying lavish travel and expense accounts of over a 1 million a year. In 2006, a Kazakhstan billionaire bought Sunninghill Park, the Queen's wedding gift to Andrew and Fergie, for GBP3 million over the GBP12 million asking price yet never moved into the property (it was demolished in 2016). Andrew's official involvement with UK trade came to an abrupt end in 2011 after the prince was overheard discussing Saudi bribery and bribery in Kyrgyzstan, arguing that 'people should be allowed to get on with their jobs'. And that was only the beginning as this first biography reveals.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 27mm | 521.63g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 18 b/w photographs
  • 1783341769
  • 9781783341764
  • 49,958

Table of contents

Betting The Firm

1 The Trouble With Andrew
2 Baby Grumpling
3 Mummy's Boy
4 Girls, Girls, Girls
5 Fergie
6 'Never Heard of You'
7 Who Was Jeffrey Epstein?
8 Sex Slaves and Puritans
9 Nemesis
10 BBC Newsnight Car Crash
11 Fallout
12 The Mysterious Ms Maxwell
13 'Only One of Us Telling the Truth'
14 Federal Charges
15 Saxe-Coburg/Windsor Voodoo

Index
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Review quote

'Excruciating detail for the palace.' SUNDAY TIMES, 'Raises deep questions.' A FINANCIAL TIMES BOOK OF THE WEEK, '[A] psychological portrait.. devastating.' DAILY MAIL, 'A ripping good read.' Simon Hills Associate Editor THE TIMES, 'Fascinating.' Samantha MacAlister BBC NEWSNIGHT
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About Nigel Cawthorne

Nigel Cawthorne started his writing career at the Financial Times and has written books on the royal family and its history, as well as provided news comment on Sky, ITV, STV and BBC radio. He is the author of bestselling Prince Philip: I Know I Am Rude 9781783340125 and Call Me Diana 9781783340965 and also writes on crime. He lives in Bloomsbury, London.
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2 13% (23)
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