Because he is said to have helped to organize an honorary title for a major Saudi donor, a close colleague of Prinz Charles retire from his position as head of a charity. The businessman Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz had donated at least 1.5 million pounds to Prince’s Foundation projects and was honored as CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in a private ceremony in 2016.
The newspapers Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday now reported Michael Fawcett had assured Mahfouz consultants that he and other Charles employees would help secure an honor. Of the Mail Fawcett is said to have subsequently also promised support in ensuring that Mahfouz receives an even higher order, the knight commander title associated with an accolade, as well as British citizenship. On a castle in Scotland, a residence of Charles, which formerly belonged to the mother of Queen Elizabeth II, a piece of wood is also named after Mahfouz.