Prince Charles loses second boss at troubled Prince’s Foundation

Prince Charles loses second boss at his troubled charity The Prince’s Foundation – as superwomen are drafted in to clear up the mess

  • Chris Martin has left his director function at Charles’ charity The Prince’s Foundation
  • His departure comes after aide Michael Fawcett left over an honours scandal  
  • Claimed Mr Fawcett provided to help honour improve for a Saudi billionaire after making ‘beneficiant’ donations to the charity
  • Independent probe discovered Mr Fawcett had labored with ‘fixers’ to safe honours
  • Scotland Yard is believed to be investigating the ‘cash for favours’ scandal

A second govt has left Prince Charles’s troubled charity, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

Chris Martin, who was govt director of growth at The Prince’s Foundation, has adopted the Prince’s most trusted aide, Michael Fawcett, out the door after quitting his position.

The MoS revealed a damning letter final September from Mr Fawcett to billionaire Saudi donor Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz.

Chris Martin, who was executive director of development at The Prince's Foundation, has left Prince Charles's troubled charity, The Mail on Sunday can reveal

Chris Martin, who was govt director of improvement at The Prince’s Foundation, has left Prince Charles’s troubled charity, The Mail on Sunday can reveal

Mr Martin has followed the Prince's most trusted aide, Michael Fawcett (pictured), out the door. Mr Fawcett left his role after the Mail on Sunday published a damning letter last year showing he had offered to support an upgrade to a Saudi billionaire's honour in acknowledgement of his 'generous' donations to the charity

Mr Martin has adopted the Prince’s most trusted aide, Michael Fawcett (pictured), out the door. Mr Fawcett left his function after the Mail on Sunday revealed a damning letter final year displaying he had provided to assist an upgrade to a Saudi billionaire’s honour in acknowledgement of his ‘generous’ donations to the charity

Written in 2017, Mr Fawcett supplied to help an upgrade to Dr Bin Mahfouz’s honour from a CBE to a knighthood and to assist with his utility for British citizenship in acknowledgement of his ‘beneficiant’ donations to the charity.

An unbiased probe ordered by the Foundation, which runs Dumfries House – a Palladian country home in Ayrshire saved for the nation by Prince Charles – discovered Mr Fawcett had labored with ‘fixers’ to secure honours for a rich donor.

Scotland Yard is believed to be investigating the ‘money for favours’ scandal. But Dr Bin Mahfouz denies wrongdoing and Clarence House insists Charles had ‘no knowledge of the alleged offer of honours or British citizenship on the basis of donation to his charities’.

An insider mentioned: ‘A few people have let the Foundation down for their very own functions.’

Rosemary Hilary

Ann Limb

To rehabilitate its tarnished popularity, the Foundation has recruited 4 ‘superwomen’ with confirmed monitor records. Rosemary Hilary (left), a senior auditor, arrived in June, along with Ann Limb (right), the first female chairwoman of the Scout Association.

Sarah de Gay

Emily Cherrington

In October, the trust took on high-flying lawyer Sarah de Gay (left), a member of the Government Advisory Committee on Business Appointments. At the end of final yr, the charity’s chief working officer, Emily Cherrington (right), was made chief executive

Mr Martin, meanwhile, stepped apart briefly around the time the probe started. A source has confirmed he has now resigned after three years with the Foundation, though it’s not identified why he give up.

To rehabilitate its tarnished status, the Foundation has recruited four ‘superwomen’ with proven observe records.

Rosemary Hilary, a senior auditor, arrived in June, along with Ann Limb, the first female chairwoman of the Scout Association.

In October, the trust took on high-flying lawyer Sarah de Gay, a member of the Government Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.

At the top of last 12 months, the charity’s chief working officer, Emily Cherrington, was made chief government with the insider describing her as a ‘safe pair of palms’.

The Foundation and Clarence House did not remark last night.

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