Ferguson in tabloid sting

Ferguson in tabloid sting

According to the footage on the tabloid’s website, Ferguson appears to ask for $40,000 in cash followed by 5,00,000 pounds as a wire transfer, claiming she could introduce the undercover reporter to the prince.

News of the World said the prince, the second son of Queen Elizabeth and fourth in line to the throne, knew nothing of Ferguson’s claims. And in the tape Ferguson makes it clear that her former husband “never does accept a penny for anything.” The sting is nonetheless likely to cause embarrassment for Andrew and the royal household.

“Five hundred thousand pounds when you can, to me ... open doors,” she said, before shaking hands with the reporter who had posed as a wealthy businessman. “Then you open up all the channels whatever you need, whatever you want ... We can do so much.”
The 50-year-old prince, also known as the Duke of York, acts as Britain’s special representative for international trade and investment, augmenting work by the business ministry.

The pair, who have two daughters, divorced amicably in 1996 after a 10-year marriage.
While Ferguson, also 50, has not achieved the worldwide fame of the late Princess Diana, she has found popularity and success in the US and beyond, through a variety of television appearances.
Reuters

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