Prince Andrew fraud case

Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice have so far managed to stay out of their father Prince Andrew’s various scandals, but that has just changed because they have been pulled into his fraud case.

Beatrice And Eugenie Named In Fraud Case

People Magazine reported that Turkish millionaire Nebahat Evyap Isbilen is alleging in High Court that she had entrusted £67 million to her financial advisor Selman Turk.

Isbilen alleges that she was then told by Turk that from this money, a payment of £750,000 was made to Andrew for helping her obtain a passport after she fled her country, according to Insider

However, Andrew and Turk claim that this money was actually a “wedding gift” for the Royal’s oldest daughter Beatrice when she married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020. Making this situation particularly shady is the fact that Turk made the £750,000 payment to Andrew just days after he won first place in the Royal’s “Shark Tank”style Pitch@Palace competition for entrepreneurs, according to Isbilen’s complaint. 

Isbilen has also accused Turk of using her money to make a £225,000 to Andrew’s ex-wife Sarah Ferguson in July of 2019, and a £25,000 payment to the Royal’s youngest daughter Eugenie in November of that year. 

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Eugenie Defends Herself

Eugenie has responded by saying that she has not met Isabel and Turk, and that the £25,000 that she was given went to a surprise party for Sarah. 

“On 31 March 2022 I received a letter from solicitors Peters & Peters representing their client Nebahat Evyap Isbilen in her claim against a Mr. Selman Turk, and various companies,” she said.

“I know neither Mrs. Isbilen nor Mr. Turk (nor any other details of the claim) and I was surprised to receive this letter, which asked me to explain two payments made to my bank account in October 2019, which I understood to be gifts from a long-standing family friend to assist with the cost of a surprise party for my mother, Sarah, Duchess of York’s sixtieth birthday,” Eugenie added. 

“In early October 2019 I had received a call from our family friend saying that he wanted to make a financial contribution towards my mother’s birthday party to assist with the catering costs,” she continued. “I suggested that any contribution could be made directly to the caterers, but in the event provided my account details to which two payments were made totaling £25,000, which I then transferred on to the company organizing my mother’s party.”

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Sarah Ferguson Responds

Sarah has also responded to the lawsuit by saying that she “was completely unaware of the allegations that have since emerged against Mr. Turk.” Her representative added that “she is naturally concerned by what has been alleged against him.”

Buckingham Palace has yet to respond to this situation.

This is just the latest in a long line of scandals to engulf Andrew, who has fallen into disgrace due to his ties to the late billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

Andrew undoubtedly is not happy that his two beloved daughters have now been dragged into a fraud case that he is involved in. 

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