What was truth behind controversial sale of 15m home?
The prince has previously come under scrutiny for the controversial sale of his former marital home.
Nigel Cawthorne says: “He sold Sunninghill Park in Berkshire, in 2007 for 15million a cool 3million over the asking price after lingering on the market to a Kazakh oligarch.
“It was a wedding present from the Queen.”
The Daily Mail claimed that Andrew also tried to persuade Coutts, the Queens bank, to take the oligarch, Timur Kulibayev, on as a client.
The reports followed earlier allegations that Andrew tried to broker a deal between a Greek sewage company and a Swiss finance house that would have seen him benefit from a 4million commission.
“Andrew and Fergie now live rent-free in the seven-bedroom Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park, though he did spend 7.5million doing it up with a pool and driving range,” Cawthorne continues.
“Then theres the ski lodge in Switzerland with reportedly six members of staff which he is selling for an estimated 18million minus the 6.6million he still owed the previous vendor who sued him.
“The swish property was bought in 2015 with a mortgage as an investment and a little help from the Bank of Mum which, presumably, he wont have to pay back.”