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The Royal Family suffered a crisis-filled week as Prince Charles’ charity came under police scrutiny while Prince Andrew was in the spotlight after reaching an out-of-court settlement with his sex abuse accuser Virginia Roberts Giuffre.

The Duke of York agreed to pay an undisclosed sum reported to be as much as £12m to Giuffre, including a “substantial donation” to her charity for abuse victims. How Andrew will fund the payout has been the subject of intense speculation, with campaigners demanding to know whether the money will be coming from the public or private purse.

In a further embarrassment for the Royals, the Metropolitan Police announced a probe into Charles’ Prince’s Foundation. The investigation comes amid allegations that help was offered to secure honours and citizenship for a Saudi billionaire in exchange for a donation to the charity.

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Need a reminder of some of the other headlines over the past seven days?

  • Joe Biden warned that Russia was poised to invade Ukraine after the besieged eastern European nation was hit by the largest cyberattack in its history.
  • As Storm Eunice approached the UK, the Met Office issued rare red weather warnings for southern and eastern England, and South Wales.
  • Priti Patel was reportedly planning an end to the UK’s golden visa scheme, in a bid to halt the flow of “dirty money” flooding into the UK from Russia.
  • An investigation by The Times found that Covid-19 conspiracy theorists have been cashing in on YouTube advertising, earning up to £500,000 a year while spreading misinformation.
  • And tennis champion Novak Djokovic suggested that he would drop out of future tournaments if Covid-19 vaccines were a mandatory requirement.

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