Prince Andrew’s Dealings With Kazakh Oligarch Timur Kulibayev
Criticised over his astonishing dealings with a Kazakh oligarch, Prince Andrew is, nevertheless, still being allowed to act as a foreign trade envoy.
‘Air Miles Andy’, as he became known because of his fondness for overseas travel, is due to visit Mexico next week to attend a Pitch@Palace event, where foreign businessmen are encouraged to establish links with Britain.
The Duke of York stepped down from his official role as Britain’s foreign trade envoy in 2011 after a string of controversies, but has continued his global jet-setting.
This year, there were calls for an inquiry into his business dealings after this newspaper disclosed that he helped a Greek sewage company and a Swiss finance house pursue a £385 million contract in Kazakhstan.
Leaked emails also showed the Prince’s private office was far more involved in the £15 million sale of his marital home, Sunninghill Park, to a Kazakh oligarch, Timur Kulibayev, than previously admitted.