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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 role at Charles’ charity The Prince’s Foundation
  • His departure comes after aide Michael Fawcett left over an honours scandal
  • Claimed Mr Fawcett offered to support honour upgrade for a Saudi billionaire after making ‘generous’ donations to the charity
  • Independent probe found Mr Fawcett had worked with ‘fixers’ to secure honours
  • Scotland Yard is believed to be investigating the ‘cash for favours’ scandal










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

Chris Martin, who was executive director of development at The Prince’s Foundation, has followed the Prince’s most trusted aide, Michael Fawcett, out the door after quitting his role.

The MoS published a damning letter last 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

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 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

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

An independent probe ordered by the Foundation, which runs Dumfries House – a Palladian country house in Ayrshire saved for the nation by Prince Charles – found Mr Fawcett had worked with ‘fixers’ to secure honours for a wealthy donor.

Scotland Yard is believed to be investigating the ‘cash 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 said: ‘A few people have let the Foundation down for their own purposes.’

Rosemary Hilary

Ann Limb

To rehabilitate its tarnished reputation, the Foundation has recruited four ‘superwomen’ with proven track 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 last year, the charity’s chief operating officer, Emily Cherrington (right), was made chief executive

Mr Martin, meanwhile, stepped aside temporarily around the time the probe began. A source has confirmed he has now resigned after three years with the Foundation, although it is not known why he quit.

To rehabilitate its tarnished reputation, the Foundation has recruited four ‘superwomen’ with proven track 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 end of last year, the charity’s chief operating officer, Emily Cherrington, was made chief executive with the insider describing her as a ‘safe pair of hands’.

The Foundation and Clarence House did not comment last night.

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