THE Duchess of York is shamelessly plotting to sell access to her trade envoy ex-hubby Prince Andrew for £500,000.
Greedy Sarah Ferguson, 50, was filmed on Tuesday night taking a $40,000 (£27,000) cash down-payment from an undercover News of the World reporter.
Unknown to the Prince, Fergie PROMISED to introduce us to him, CLAIMED he’d help fix lucrative deals and DEMANDED a cut of all profits. She vowed: “Look after me and he’ll look after you. . . you’ll get it back tenfold. I can open any door you want.”
As the Duchess of York set out her stall, she blatantly put a price tag on an introduction to Britain’s unsuspecting trade envoy Prince, opening the door to lucrative international deals.
Behind her ex's back, Fergie claimed to have discussed it with him and lied: “Andrew said to me, 'Tell him £500,000.'
“He knows that he's had to underwrite me up to now because I've got no money. So if you want to meet him in your business, look after me and he'll look after you. . . you'll get it back tenfold.”
The greedy 50-year-old Duchess, who believed she was dealing with a rich businessman, was then filmed at a secret meeting pocketing an extra $40,000 down-payment in cash.
Along the way she also INSISTED on one per cent commission on any deals we might strike due to her royal connections, and DEMANDED we wire the main £½million backhander into her private HSBC bank account.
After the shady deal was sealed with a handshake just before midnight on Tuesday Fergie again tried to drag unwitting Prince Andrew, also 50, into it. She bragged: “That opens up everything you would ever wish for. And I can open any door you want. And I will for you.”
Her astonishing offer will shock the Queen, the royal family and the Government, for the loose cannon Duchess's ludicrous claims that Prince Andrew – unpaid UK Special Representative for Trade and Investment – could be party to such a scam jeopardise Britain's global reputation for honesty and fair play.
And her willingness to give an unvetted businessman access to her Who's Who contacts book of the world's most influential figures raises huge security fears.