Friends of Royalty – Soames, who is demanding Tom Watson apologise

Sir Nicholas Soames and other Tory MPs demand apology from Tom Watson over Leon Brittan ‘lies’

Some background…

Soames considers Prince Charles his best friend and was his equerry from 1970 to 1972. Charles was best man at his wedding to the heiress Catherine Weatherall in 1981.

Prince Charles’ friend Nicholas Soames threatened Diana six months before her death and warned her to stop meddling in a controversy over landmines, the inquest heard yesterday.

MP Nicholas Soames denies working at four firms affects his local duty …security company AEGIS Defence Services Limited, finance companies MMC Group and Intrepid Capital Partners, and the renewable energy firm Aggregated Micro Power Limited.

The CEO of SERCO is Cameron’s mate, fellow Old Etonian Rupert Soames, brother of Tory MP and Cameron loyalist Nicholas Soames.

SENIOR Tory Nicholas Soames will be accused of being a serial sex pest in a new book about female MPs.At least six women MPs have complained about the grandson of Winston Churchill and close pal of Prince Charles, claiming he repeatedly made crude and vulgar comments.

“The name of Nicholas Soames came up again and again when we talked to women MPs


Princess Diana, in intimate confessions recorded on video by her voice coach,   described her sex life with Prince Charles as “odd, very odd”. 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/princess-diana-parents-earl-spencer-never-loved-her-sex-tapes-channel-4-remarriage-countess-footage-a7870856.html


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2012  Algerian President Bouteflika (left) shakes hands with Lord Richard Risby, the representative of the British Prime Minister responsible for the promotion of economic partnership with Algeria

Richard John Grenville Spring, Baron Risby was PPS to Nicholas Soames  (1996–97)

Richard Spring (of 3-in-a-bed-romp) – was married to Hon. Jane Henniker-Major, daughter of John Henniker-Major, 8th Baron Henniker, in 1979 in Westminster.

Spring MP quit as Parliamentary secretary to Ulster chief Sir Patrick Mayhew after his steamy session with a Sunday school teacher and a male friend was revealed last April.
 The embarrassment was increased when it was revealed he had made insulting remarks about the sex life of John Major and members of the Royal Family.

Paedophile Ban Call:  Patrick Mayhew turned down the demand.
During this time, PIE member Dr Morris Fraser was convicted of abusing children in the United States. “Those who were present at the GMC hearing, including Patrick Mayhew, need to explain why they did not consider the US conviction as well,” said Meehan. “It’s interesting that so many important people were present at his hearings.”

Mar. 03, 1981 – Home Office Minister Patrick Mayhew visit send detention centre near Woking: Mr. Patrick Mayhew, M.P

Mayhew was also at the centre of the Westland helicopters affair

Mayhew’s mentor was the alleged satanist William Whitelaw

The Church of England has told Scotland Yard that William Whitelaw, the former home secretary, and Enoch Powell were accused of being members of a political satanic abuse ring.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/church-reveals-satanic-abuse-claims-against-enoch-powell-9h3jm589qfk

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2016/jun/26/lord-mayhew-of-twysden-obituary

 

Convicted child rapist and PIE member Peter Righton was allowed to live at the Thornham Magna estate of former diplomat, Lord Henniker in Suffolk, where children from Islington continued to be taken, apparently until his death;

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The Ancestral Home Of The 8th Baron Henniker In Thornham Magna Suffolk.

Peter Righton Who Is At The Centre Of An Inquiry Into The Abuse Of Boys Is Living In A Stable Block On The Estate.

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Charles Napier and Peter Righton. Image taken from Secret Life of a Paedophile

(Peter Righton’s friend Charles Napier is half-brother to John Whittingdale and Charles Napier is related to paedophile Sir Peter Hayman’s wife.
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Brothers PIE member Charles Napier and John Whittingdale MP
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Brothers Richard Alston and former diplomat Robert Alston

Peter Righton, Charles Napier and Richard Alston

Richard Alston invited the 11 yr-old boy up to the flat he shared with his partner, Peter Righton.
Southwark Crown Court in London heard that Alston began molesting the youngster after he fell off a climbing frame in the play area of the school, under the pretence of comforting him.
Other allegations state that Alston and Righton – sometimes in the presence of their friend Charles Napier – would play pornographic films at their flat and watch the youngster’s reaction, occasionally asking him to perform sex acts on them as he did so.

also told jurors that he had introduced other boys to Alston and Righton.

Mr Clement asked if he went to the flat alone.

The witness replied: “I wasn’t always alone, no, I introduced other boys to Peter and Richard, they kept asking if I knew any friends.”

When he was 16 he confronted Righton about what he had been subjected to, jurors were told.

Mr Clement said: “Peter Righton dismissed this complaint and told him he had connections to powerful people, that the boy had no evidence and that no-one would believe him.

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Charles Napier’s cousin Rosemary Eardley Blomefield was married to paedophile diplomat Sir Peter Hayman.

PIE member Sir Peter Hayman was outed as a paedophile in the House of Commons after being let off with a police caution despite being found with a trove of extreme pornographic images which he shared with other child abusers.

Sir Peter Hayman also had links to the controversial Paedophile Information Exchange PIE which campaigned for sex with children to be legalised.

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Thatcher stopped Peter Hayman being named as paedophile-link civil servant

Papers released to National Archives about senior diplomat
Foreign OfficeSir Peter Hayman Under Secretary of State. Lord Henniker Assistant Under Secretary of State.
Sir Peter Hayman and Lord Henniker served as Majors in the Rifle Brigade during World War 2.
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When the investigation began, Righton and his male lover fled to Henniker-Major’s country estate which is also an educational and recreational centre for children.

Teachers, parents and welfare officials who send children to the estate are unaware of the two men and the police investigation into alleged paedophilia.

Prince Philip is godfather to Henniker’s child
Member of Parliament Tom Watson wrote that the Chief Constable of Suffolk warned against Righton being allowed to live at the estate but was ignored.
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Now why does (Enoch) Powell mate Carthew mention Oliver North and Weinberger?

Bee Carthew writes to Denby and Proctor’s buddy Enoch Powell about Weinberger and North. Odd bedmates, eh?

Denby’s right-wing friends may have been involved in his arms deals: here’s Carthew on Denby’s problems with Iran.

Did Proctor and Denby do business with them?

This ref to Weinberger comes only two years after ContraGate and after Carthew tells of Denby’s problems with Iran.

Weinberger was indicted on several felony charges of lying to the FBI stemming from the investigations into the Iran/Contra Affair, though in 1992 he was given an official pardon by President George H W Bush.

After leaving the Pentagon, Weinberger became publisher and chairman of Forbes magazine, where over the next decade he wrote frequently on defence and national security issues.

Weinberger was a trustee of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, and was co-chairman of the Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowships Foundation.

Harvey Proctor was lifelong friends with an ardent Republican supporter, Wylma Wayne

They went to several fundraising events together.

Wylma Wayne was a valued friend of Lady Sarah Churchill.

Her art gallery specialised in Rembrandt etchings and Churchill paintings. She visited Belvoir and Proctor buried her ashes there.

Harvey Proctor spent a wonderful evening at the American embassy in Grosvenor Square on the night of Reagan’s first presidential victory. (1980)

From Proctor’s memoir:

Another friend who visited Belvoir was Wylma Wayne, Terry’s art dealer friend. She had continually featured in my life as a friend.

She lived at times in Arlington House near to one of the Rutland’s historic houses, and the Ritz Hotel.

At other times, Wylma lived in Catherine Place, Victoria, by the other side of Buckingham Palace. When she died, all her belongings were taken swiftly to the United States by her famliy, but not her remains.(?!)

A small group of us buried her on Thanksgiving Day in 2013 on the Belvoir estate

https://books.google.com/books?id=aJPGCwAAQBAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=harvey+proctor+u.s.&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjcjPm87-7SAhUF4CYKHU-3COsQ6AEIGjAA#v=snippet&q=united%20states&f=false

Democrat and Chronicle Rochester, New York Monday, August 23, 1982

Lady Sarah was thrilled to tell Curtis that the very exclusive, Wilma Wayne Gallery, on Old Bond Street, had just sold one of his prints (War Child) for £10,000, which was an enormous amount, over 30 years ago, for a single print from a living artist, which also meant that the complete editions were selling for millions.
Later, Curtis went to the Wilma Wayne Gallery, and Wilma was delighted to tell Curtis that it was Elizabeth Taylor who purchased it for her art collection.

Lady Sarah, from time to time, would come back to the United States to Curtis’s studio where they would both hand sign their pencil signatures. They always did the signing and numbering together to make sure each edition was complete and authentic.  Later, due to her increasing health problems, Curtis took some of the final editions he had just created, to England, so she could co-sign them. However, on his last visit,  it took her a long time to sign, and so he left her a few final prints. Sadly, she passed away not long after. Sometime after her death, her sister, Lady Mary Soames, invited Curtis to tea at her home in London, where she gave Curtis the final few prints that Lady Sarah had managed to co-sign before she died. (Curtis still has those in his collection).

Some time later, Curtis was commissioned to create a painting of Queen Elizabeth II and was asked to take a portfolio of works to Buckingham Palace for the Queen to see. Knowing the Queen was a great admirer of Sir Winston Churchill, he included a selection from the Churchill series, a study of the “Democracy” painting, as well as some other works. Her Majesty took them to Windsor Castle for the weekend, to look them over.  She was pleased with the work and Curtis was informed, a few days later, that the Queen would pose for him at Buckingham Palace for the new government commission.

From left to right, Baroness Soames, Jimmy Savile  and Prime Minister James Callaghan  at the launch of the Year of the Child at the Old Vic theatre in London, January 1979. The Old Vic is staging a performance of ‘The Gingerbread Man’.

In Plain Sight: the Life and Lies of Jimmy Savile

A little further along was another signed photograph. It was of Savile’s hero, Winston Churchill. One of Savile’s friends later told me that the way he held his cigar was directly copied from Churchill.

In 1965, Savile had queued up for hours to see the body of the great wartime leader lying in state at Westminster. ‘This one here is one of the only pictures of Winston Churchill that’s signed by him,’ he said proudly.

‘Now, his daughter Mary wanted me to do her a favour and I said, “OK, get me a signed photo of your Dad.” She said he didn’t sign anything so I said, “Tough. No favour.” She said, “Leave it with me”.’

He opened the glass door of the cabinet and removed the small, signed photograph. ‘Look what it says on the back. “Jimmy Savile. From Mary Soames. My thanks and in memory of someone we both admired.”’



The International Churchill Society

Honorary Members of The International Churchill Society

  • The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
  • Robert Hardy CBE
  • The Lord Hestltine CH PC
  • The Duke of Marlborough
  • General Colin L Powell KCB
  • Ambassador Paul H. Robinson, Jr.

Current trustees

2017 Trustees – Philip Boeckman –

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http://www.winstonchurchill.org/about/whos-who/board-of-trustees

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Same  Philip Boeckman (far left) – father of Andrew Picard Boeckman

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Pedophile Andrew Boeckman ex Eton Public School with a millionaire lawyer dad MADE CSA images of small children but escaped jail or the proceeds of crime

Pedophile Andrew Boeckman who was tried under the false name of Andrew Picard

Eton College student, Andrew Boeckman was ‘caught with more than 2,000 indecent images of children which he MADE. He encouraged youngsters to strip for him on a webcam’ … Children as young as 2 were filmed raped by dogs.  But he was spared jail, not put on the sexual offences register, not investigated under the proceeds of crime act and :-

Pedophile Andrew Boeckman  was tried under the false name of Andrew Picard by an agreement with the Police and the Crown Prosecution service and the Court in order  to protect him and his family from exposure.  Why  you may ask?  Isn’t it a criminal offence to be tried under a false name? because Andrew Boeckman had a rich dad who was part of the so exclusive legal fraternity.

The only shock here is that they charged him at all. Perhaps they were  unable to avoid it!

Andrew’s  Father Philip Boeckman is a partner in the firm CRAVATH, SWAINE & MOORE LLP earning a staggering figure of more than one million pounds a year. Philip Boeckman is a  bankers lawyer  getting then out of jams and arranging million pound deals.

The ‘Firm’ has other pedophile connections. Another of their top rich lawyers is also a convicted pedophile.
His pedophile son is a former  Eton student who made and distributed more than 2,000 ‘appalling’ indecent images of children from his computer in his college bedroom has been spared jail.

News reports say:- “Andrew Picard, from Westminster, London, was found with thousands of pornographic images of children on his computer at the prestigious college near Windsor.

The 18-year-old was caught when he shared material with an undercover police officer through a chat room. Picard was arrested at Eton after his IP address was traced to the school.

He admitted ten counts of child pornography and was given a ten-month prison term, suspended for 18 months, at Oxford Crown Court on Thursday.
He was let off jail after his work with doctors in the past year to address his offending was taken into consideration.”  We say:-   What a complete load of bullshit. His dad paid for  expensive doctors so  the pervert escapes justice.

Boeckman had made indecent images of youngsters and shared them via chat messages on Skype in January and February last year.   He made CSA images of children.  The clips were SO APPALLING that Judge Peter Ross could not bring himself to describe them.

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Before moving to Eton College, Andrew Boeckman and his siblings attended the £17,000 per annum Upper Latymer School in Hammersmith. (Their parents Philip and Erin Boeckman are named in the following report.)

https://intranet.latymer-upper.org/flipping-book/Annual-Report/2013-2014/files/assets/common/downloads/publication.pdf

http://export-trade-data.iydata.com/america/19/MRS_ERIN_BOECKMA.html

seems to be  the same Philip Boeckman, father of paedophile Andrew Picard Boeckman

below from the Churchill Museum Magazine, The Churchillian

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https://www.nationalchurchillmuseum.org/cmss_files/attachmentlibrary/2011%20Fall%20Churchillian.pdf

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our reception with Lady Mary Soames. Held at the home of Westminster alum, Philip Boeckman and his lovely wife Erin. within yards of Westminster Abbey and the Houses of Parliament…

Philip Boeckman

Chairman: Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club

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Joanna Lumley Patron ofChelsea and Westminster Swimming Club

 Dame Alun Roberts@ciabaudo

Joanna Lumley patron of Chelsea and Westminster Swimming Club

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along with the father of Andrew Picard Boeckman

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http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Philip-Boeckman/-2142953718

http://textlab.io/doc/344680/march-2014-newsletter—chelsea-and-westminster-swimming-…

ANDREW PICARD BOECKMAN

The Club is a youth swimming club for children aged four years upwards

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Joanna Lumley – friend & charity colleague of Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Philp Boeckman

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His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh – Prince Philip has been Patron of Book Aid International since it became a charity in 1966.

Also present at the event was Joanna Lumley, a long term supporter of the charity.

Joanna Lumley & HRH Duke of Edinburgh

Joanna Lumley is a close friend of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

http://www.bookaid.org/our-work/who-we-are/board-of-trustees/chair/

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The stars turned out to celebrate Prince Charles’ birthday at Highgrove
November 17, 2008
Sir Winston Churchill’s grandson Nicholas Soames MP, actresses Dame Judi Dench and Joanna Lumley and Camilla’s former husband Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles….

 

Robert Alston was the British Ambassador to Oman between 1986 and 1990


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Jimmy Savile and Prince Charles’ very close friendship with sex abuse bishop Peter Ball

Peter Ball… was propelled into the royal circle by two people… One was prebendary Willie Booth, a former chaplain at Westminster School, who’d taken over from Canon Anthony Caesar, sub dean of the Chapel Royal and the Queen’s domestic chaplain.

The other was Jimmy Savile.

Ball’s royal friendships were not confined to the Prince of Wales.

Ball was on close terms with the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret, and was invited to preach at Sandringham.

Even the Queen supported him after his police caution. In 1994, when she was distributing Royal Maundy money in Truro, Ball was there with his brother, who was Truro’s bishop.

After lunch in the Chapter House, the Queen, who had been on the high table with local dignitaries, went across to Ball, held out her hand and said in the clearest of voices: ‘My love and encouragement, Bishop.’

Charles, meanwhile, must surely have been advised to keep Ball at arm’s length — just as he had been advised to distance himself from Jimmy Savile.

The Prince did receive letters from the public complaining about Savile,’ says a senior aide.

health chiefs were said to have been ‘gobsmacked’

to arrive for a meeting at Highgrove to find Savile at the table. He apparently threatened the officials after the Prince left, saying making them unhappy could cost the officials a knighthood.

Savile was a guest at Charles’s 40th birthday party at Buckingham Palace in 1988, and at his 50th. When Charles received a gift of a box of Cohiba cigars from Fidel Castro, he passed them on to Savile.

Later still, on Savile’s 80th birthday, Charles despatched another box of cigars, together with a pair of gold cufflinks and a note that bizarrely read: ‘Nobody will ever know what you have done for this country Jimmy. This is to go some way in thanking you for that.’

 
29 Nov 1998
THE mother of a trainee monk who was sexually-abused by a Bishop has slammed Prince Charles for giving refuge to the perverted priest.

Angry Mary Todd said: “This man ruined my son’s life. He is pure evil, a beast, and he’s hiding behind God.”

Despite being an old friend of Prince Charles, Princess Diana banned him from visiting their Highgrove home after the 1993 sex scandal. 

 Last night Mary, from Nottingham, said: “This is quite unbelievable. I don’t know what Prince Charles thinks he is doing.

“The man ruined my son’s life and should have been locked away.

“Instead he now lives in luxury on one of the finest estates in the country.

“I don’t feel Ball was ever properly punished – but the fact that the prince has given sanctuary to this pervert is staggering.

The People

http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Charles+row+over+pervert+Bishop’s+home.-a060633678

Bishop Peter Ball – was a founder member of the Thatcher Foundation set up by the former prime minister.

While Bishop Suffragan of Lewes, he had come to public notice through his close friendship with Ian Gow

The Guardian Dec 16 1992

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The Margaret Thatcher Foundation was formed in 1991

 

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Britain’s Prince of Wales talks with boxer Frank Bruno (left) and entertainer Sir Jimmy Savile during a reception at London’s Buckingham Palace Friday November 13, 1998, The reception, hosted by Queen Elizabeth, on the eve of the Prince’s 50th birthday.

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‘THE QUEEN FIXED IT FOR JIM’


 


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Dear Jimmy, I was enormously touched…Yours most sincerely,

Charles

Jimmy Savile’s address book:  Prince Charles, Jonathan King, Edwina Currie,

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 PRINCE IN SAVILE COVER-UP Daily Star Sunday 12-05-13, p6

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Rev Peter Ball raising money for water in Ethiopian town Morsuto
Dec 2 1984

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Royal family member was investigated as part of paedophile ring before cover-up, ex-cop says

Princess Diana, in intimate confessions recorded on video by her voice coach,   described her sex life with Prince Charles as “odd, very odd”. 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/princess-diana-parents-earl-spencer-never-loved-her-sex-tapes-channel-4-remarriage-countess-footage-a7870856.html

Sex abuse bishop Peter Ball and brother seek Catholic switch

06 December 2017

A former bishop jailed for sex offences and his twin brother have said they are looking to join the Catholic Church to “live and worship in anonymity”.

Peter Ball, who is now 85, was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 for offences against 18 teenagers and men.

The former Bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester carried out the abuse between the 1970s and 1990s.

Ball’s identical twin and former bishop Michael Ball said in an email events had “wearied and reduced us”.

Email from Michael Ball

In the email, mistakenly sent from Michael Ball to BBC South East’s Colin Campbell among others, the brothers said having been “battered by the Church” they would be looking to join the Roman Catholic Church.

They said they would like to “end our days in a church where we can live and worship in anonymity and without constant fear”.

The BBC contacted Michael Ball about the email and he said a move to the Catholic Church was “a possibility”.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Arundel and Brighton said in a statement: “We confirm that Peter Ball has been in contact with the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton, in which diocese he now lives, expressing an interest in becoming a member of the Catholic Church.

“This matter is subject to discussions between Clifton Diocese and the statutory authorities, who are the lead with regards to Peter Ball’s risk management in the community.”

‘Manipulative’ campaign

An independent review of Ball’s case by Dame Moira Gibb criticised the former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey.

Dame Moira said he had received seven letters from families and individuals following the arrest and cautioning of Ball in 1992 for gross indecency – when he stood down as Bishop of Gloucester – but failed to pass six of them to the police.

Lord Carey had also failed to put Ball on the the “Lambeth List” which names clergymen whose suitability for ministry had been questioned.

Dame Moira also heard Bishop Michael Ball allowed his brother to attend functions in his place, even after his resignation, and on one occasion Peter Ball had introduced himself as his brother.

In 1994 Michael Ball campaigned to Lord Carey to return his brother to the ministry, with one bishop calling the brothers’ activities “manipulative”, Dame Moira reported .

Between 1995 and 1997, with Lord Carey’s backing. Peter Ball returned to church ministry, eventually undertaking duties such as confirmations.

After a series of investigations Balls’ ministry ceased in 2011, Dame Moira reported.

He was released from jail in February after serving 16 months.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-42257380

Church knew about allegations before Cornish preacher went on to abuse boys, investigation reveals

The diocese failed to investigate the accusations against Jeremy Dowling

25 MAY 2018

Dowling became such an important and valued worker and volunteer during a 40-year association with the diocese that a special service of thanks was given in his honour when he retired in 2009

A leading figure in the Church of England in Cornwall went on to commit child sex offences for several years after allegations about his behaviour with young boys were raised with the diocese and not acted upon, an official investigation has revealed.

The diocese failed to investigate the accusations against Jeremy Dowling, a lay preacher, allowing him to rise to influential positions including communications officer to the bishop, an independent review for the church concludes.

The report, released today, says there were “historic failings” within the diocese in dealing with the allegations, first raised in 1972. There was “ongoing knowledge” of the situation among senior figures in the diocese “well into the 1980s” with references to “a big fat file” on Dowling.

After the first allegations of Dowling abusing boys at a North Cornwall school where he taught were dropped by the Director of Public Prosecutions – because of a lack of corroborative evidence – the then Bishop of Truro Maurice Key wrote: “I suppose the problem will now be to find him some other work”.

Dowling became such an important and valued worker and volunteer during a 40-year association with the diocese that a special service of thanks was given in his honour when he retired in 2009.

In 2015 he was jailed for seven years after pleading guilty at Truro Crown Court to 15 charges of sexually abusing boys under 16.

In 2016 he was jailed for an additional eight years after being found guilty of six further charges of indecently assaulting a boy between 1973 and 1977. Those offences happened when he befriended the boy while a lay preacher at a church in Budehaven – and took place after concerns were first raised with the diocese.

The report’s author said the lack of action by the diocese allowed Dowling to gain credibility and authority.

“Because they didn’t take it any further it enabled Jeremy Dowling to reach a position where he made up his own rules, and his position within the church lent him credibility and authority,” said Dr Andy Thompson, an academic, magistrate and member of the Diocesan Council.

The Bishop of St Germans, Rt Revd Dr Chris Goldsmith, apologised for the lack of action and the suffering that resulted.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/church-knew-allegations-before-cornish-1606727#ICID=sharebar_twitter

Bishop who ignored warnings about preacher Jeremy Dowling who went on to abuse boys is identical twin of paedophile ex-bishop

Former Bishop of Truro Michael Ball’s twin Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester, was convicted of abusing young boys

25 May 2018

One of the bishops who ignored warnings about a preacher who went on to sexaully abuse boys is the identical twin of a paedophile ex-bishop.

It emerged this week that a leading figure in the Church of England in Cornwall went on to commit child sex offences for several years after allegations about his behaviour with young boys were raised with the diocese and not acted upon, an official investigation has revealed.

The diocese failed to investigate the accusations against Jeremy Dowling, a lay preacher, allowing him to rise to influential positions including communications officer to the bishop, an independent review for the church concludes.

The report, released on Friday (May 25), says there were “historic failings” within the diocese in dealing with the allegations, first raised in 1972. There was “ongoing knowledge” of the situation among senior figures in the diocese “well into the 1980s” with references to “a big fat file” on Dowling.

Dowling became such an important and valued worker and volunteer during a 40-year association with the diocese that a special service of thanks was given in his honour when he retired in 2009.

Cornwall mum made homeless with Down’s Syndrome son after mouldy flat sees child hospitalised

In 2015 he was jailed for seven years after pleading guilty at Truro Crown Court to 15 charges of sexually abusing boys under 16.

In 2016 he was jailed for an additional eight years after being found guilty of six further charges of indecently assaulting a boy between 1973 and 1977. Those offences happened when he befriended the boy while a lay preacher at a church in Budehaven – and took place after concerns were first raised with the diocese.

One of the leaders who was named in the report was Michael Ball, 86, who was Bishop of Truro from 1990 to 1997. The Right Reverend Ball told the diocese he had been informed of the allegations about Dowling but had not seen any need to take action as there had not been a prosecution.

His identical twin, Peter Ball, the former Bishop of Lewes and Gloucester who boasted of links to royalty, was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 for offences dating back to the 1970s against 18 young men at his home in East Sussex.

His sentence came 22 years after the abuse first surfaced. He eventually admitted misconduct in a public office and two counts of indecent assault. The court heard how Peter Ball had convinced some of his victims to strip naked to pray and even suggested they submit to beatings between 1977 and 1992.

The first of his victims to come forward took his own life in 2012 after hearing Sussex Police had reopened the case.

There were fears Peter Ball may have taken the place of his twin, who was Bishop of Truro in the Nineties, and therefore duped congregations in other parts of the UK.

The Diocese of Truro was understood to be looking into the evidence that Peter Ball conducted services in Cornwall.

Last year the brothers decided they wanted to become Catholics so they could live in anonimity. Peter Ball asked to join the Roman Catholic Diocese of Clifton in Bristol and both said they wanted to switch faith from the Church of England so they could “live and worship in anonymity” within the Catholic Church.

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/bishop-who-ignored-warnings-preacher-1608976

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Former Bishop of Truro was Michael Ball, twin brother of convicted paedophile/friend of the royal family and Jimmy Savile – Bishop Peter Ball.


Jeremy Dowling

The Right Reverend Michael Ball – Bishop of Truro from 1990-97 – told the diocese he had been informed of the allegations but had not seen any need to take action as there had not been a prosecution.

His identical twin, former bishop Peter Ball, was jailed in 2015 for a string of indecent assaults on teenagers and young men.

A file found “in an unusual place” at the Bishop of Truro’s residence in 2013 was passed to police and led to Dowling’s prosecution.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-44240688

A RECENT service at Truro Cathedral paid tribute to the work of Jeremy Dowling, the Diocese of Truro’s Communications Officer, who steps down at the end of December after more than 25 years in post. He has lived in the Bude area for more than 40 years.

On a wet and windswept evening, a congregation made up from clergy and people from across the diocese enjoyed a service that included readings, hymns and a sermon given by the former Bishop of Truro, Bishop Bill Ind. Also present were the current Bishop of Truro, The Rt Rev Tim Thornton, the Dean of Truro, The Very Rev Dr Christopher Hardwick, both Archdeacons and Mr Martin Follett, the Diocesan Registrar.

During his sermon, Bishop Bill paid tribute not only to the work that Jeremy undertook as Communications Officer but also his very substantial other work for the Diocese including nearly 40 years as a Reader,

seventeen years as Chairman of the House of Laity of the Diocesan Synod, one of the first people to be made Lay Canons of the Cathedral, a member of the General Synod for 27 years, as well as sitting at one time or another on virtually every Board and Committee of the Diocese.

He said, “Jeremy’s media and broadcasting skills are second to none.”

His experience and expertise in the television broadcast area was particularly noted, especially the background work he was able to do which led to programmes such as the very successful and popular BBC series ’Seaside Parish’ featuring Boscastle and the surrounding parishes, which enjoyed weekly audiences if over three million, ’Island Parish’ featuring the Isles of Scilly and ’The Monastery.’

Summing up, Bishop Bill said: “He has been a critical friend, someone who has told me the truth as he sees it. He has made me and indeed others both laugh and think and for both these things and much else I remain profoundly grateful. The Diocese owes him an enormous amount and so indeed do I and a host of others.”

Jeremy Dowling has lived in the Bude area of North Cornwall for more than forty years, with thirty years spent in the parish of St Gennys, and he is Chair of Governors of Budehaven Community School.

In his thanks and response to Bishop Bill, Jeremy noted how the communications role had changed greatly with much more emphasis today on electronic media. He acknowledged with gratitude the work of the local press and media, recognising its essential vitality and the key role it played in championing issues which were important for the church and for society.

“We have enjoyed excellent relations with the westcountry media” he said “and it has been a privilege to work with local journalists and broadcasters.”

He concluded by saying: “In my view, the strength of the Church remains in the local community. There is a lot going on. And the thread which runs through most of the stories is undeniably positive. They chronicle a vigorous, interesting, dynamic, eccentric and imaginative life in the church in Cornwall. Long may it

continue.”

After refreshments, a large bouquet was presented by Bishop Tim to Daphne Dowling in recognition of her support for her husband, and Jeremy was presented with a substantial cheque from parishes and individuals in the Diocese

Prime Minister lauds accomplishments of Bude organisation as he presents Big Society Award

BIG SOCIETY: Pictured above, with Prime Minister David Cameron and North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson, are Co-founder of Community Action Through Sport (CATS) and volunteer Denise Jane May, CATS trustee and volunteer Jeremy Dowling, CATS Project Development Manager Karen Hemmings, CATS Project Development Assistant Louise Anne Harris and CATS trustee and volunteer Sharon Caroline Marshall.

 

Ex Truro Diocese worker Jeremy Dowling sexually abused boys

5 June 2015

An ex-Diocese of Truro press officer has admitted sexually abusing boys over a period of more than 10 years.

Jeremy Dowling, 76, carried out the assaults on five children, aged between 12 and 15, from 1959 to 1971.

Truro Crown Court heard Dowling abused the boys at sporting events and in toilets while working as a teacher in Devon.

The Bishop of Truro described Dowling’s offences as “deeply shocking” and said his thoughts were with the victims.

Sentencing was adjourned until July 10 for a pre-sentence report to be prepared.

Dowling, of Church Path, Bude, retired from the Diocese of Truro in 2009 after 25 years of service.

‘Damaging impact’

He pleaded guilty to 13 counts of indecent assault on boys aged 12 to 15 and two counts of indecency with a child.

The court heard one assault was carried out on a boy at a cricket match. Others took place in an attic, in storage rooms at a sporting pavilion and in outside toilets.

The Right Reverend Tim Thornton, Bishop of Truro, said many people would have known Dowling as a reader at St Michael’s Church and St Genny’s Church in Bude and as a member of the Diocesan and General Synods.

Bishop Thornton said: “Offences like this will have a damaging and lasting impact on people’s lives.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-33025742

Former Cornwall preacher Jeremy Dowling ‘assaulted boy’

The assaults happened when Jeremy Dowling was a lay preacher at two churches in the Bude area of Cornwall, Truro Crown Court was told.

Mr Dowling met the boy when he was 10 through church activities and “took him under his wing”.

He has denied six counts of indecent assault on a child and two counts of gross indecency with a child.

The assaults happened in the 1970s before Mr Dowling became a press spokesman for the Diocese of Truro, the court heard.

‘Long time ago’

Jo Martin, prosecuting, said some of the assaults took place at Mr Dowling’s house after the boy had been invited for dinner and on one occasion he was taken to a church on the north coast.

She said Mr Dowling took him up a tower and showed him the view, then took him to a room and assaulted him.

The alleged victim did not tell anyone when he was a child but later, when he was married, told his wife about the assaults.

He said when his wife rang up Mr Dowling, accusing him of being a paedophile, Mr Dowling replied “that was a long time ago”.

He said he eventually went to the police after reading in news reports that Mr Dowling had admitted abusing five boys when he was a teacher at a private school in the 1960s.

Mr Dowling is currently serving a jail term for those offences.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-37225234

Tributes paid as Bude man retires as diocesan communications officer after 25 years

A RECENT service at Truro Cathedral paid tribute to the work of Jeremy Dowling, the Diocese of Truro’s Communications Officer, who steps down at the end of December after more than 25 years in post. He has lived in the Bude area for more than 40 years.

On a wet and windswept evening, a congregation made up from clergy and people from across the diocese enjoyed a service that included readings, hymns and a sermon given by the former Bishop of Truro, Bishop Bill Ind. Also present were the current Bishop of Truro, The Rt Rev Tim Thornton, the Dean of Truro, The Very Rev Dr Christopher Hardwick, both Archdeacons and Mr Martin Follett, the Diocesan Registrar.

During his sermon, Bishop Bill paid tribute not only to the work that Jeremy undertook as Communications Officer but also his very substantial other work for the Diocese including nearly 40 years as a Reader,

seventeen years as Chairman of the House of Laity of the Diocesan Synod, one of the first people to be made Lay Canons of the Cathedral, a member of the General Synod for 27 years, as well as sitting at one time or another on virtually every Board and Committee of the Diocese.

He said, “Jeremy’s media and broadcasting skills are second to none.”

His experience and expertise in the television broadcast area was particularly noted, especially the background work he was able to do which led to programmes such as the very successful and popular BBC series ’Seaside Parish’ featuring Boscastle and the surrounding parishes, which enjoyed weekly audiences if over three million, ’Island Parish’ featuring the Isles of Scilly and ’The Monastery.’

Summing up, Bishop Bill said: “He has been a critical friend, someone who has told me the truth as he sees it. He has made me and indeed others both laugh and think and for both these things and much else I remain profoundly grateful. The Diocese owes him an enormous amount and so indeed do I and a host of others.”

Jeremy Dowling has lived in the Bude area of North Cornwall for more than forty years, with thirty years spent in the parish of St Gennys, and he is Chair of Governors of Budehaven Community School.

In his thanks and response to Bishop Bill, Jeremy noted how the communications role had changed greatly with much more emphasis today on electronic media. He acknowledged with gratitude the work of the local press and media, recognising its essential vitality and the key role it played in championing issues which were important for the church and for society.

“We have enjoyed excellent relations with the westcountry media” he said “and it has been a privilege to work with local journalists and broadcasters.”

He concluded by saying: “In my view, the strength of the Church remains in the local community. There is a lot going on. And the thread which runs through most of the stories is undeniably positive. They chronicle a vigorous, interesting, dynamic, eccentric and imaginative life in the church in Cornwall. Long may it

continue.”

After refreshments, a large bouquet was presented by Bishop Tim to Daphne Dowling in recognition of her support for her husband, and Jeremy was presented with a substantial cheque from parishes and individuals in the Diocese


Charles embroiled in rapidly growing gay-sex scandal

Prince Charles is in the middle of a gay-sex scandal and media frenzy that just won’t quit.

The heir to England’s throne spent Sunday night — just as he returned from a 10-day trip to India and the Persian Gulf — holding what some in the British press referred to as “crisis talks” with son Prince William, companion Camilla Parker Bowles and other aides to determine the next step in quelling the story.

For the past week, newspapers have been trumpeting a story being told by former palace servant George Smith, 43, who worked for Charles for 11 years until 1997.

Smith says he witnessed a sexual incident involving Prince Charles and a former male royal aide. He says he recorded what he saw on an audiotape and gave the tape to Princess Diana. Now, the tape is in the hands of Paul Burrell, Diana’s former butler.

Last month, Burrell began publicizing his tell-all book, A Royal Duty. He mentioned the tape and said that revealing its contents would rock the monarchy.

Newspapers pounced on the story, and the allegations began appearing on various Web sites.

But before London papers could report the story, Michael Fawcett, a former royal aide to the prince, got an injunction from the High Court. It prevented the British press from reporting the details of the lurid allegations.

As the media interest escalated throughout last week, Charles issued a lengthy denial Thursday: “This allegation is untrue,” and it “did not take place.”

In his statement, he mentioned that the claim comes from a former royal household employee who “has suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and has previously suffered from alcoholism following active service in the Falklands.”

It said the employee — Smith — had made charges in the past “which the police have fully investigated and found to be unsubstantiated.” Smith also claims to have been raped by the same aide.

On Monday, a former valet, Simon Solari, who worked for Charles and Diana for 15 years, came to Charles’ defense, telling London’s Evening Standard that the allegations “simply could not be true.”

Also on Monday, a spokeswoman at Clarence House, the prince’s official London residence, said there were no plans to take any legal action and no plans for the prince to make any public comment.

The prince was spending Monday and Tuesday privately at his Highgrove estate; his first public engagement this week is set for Wednesday at a memorial service at the Royal Hospital in Chelsea.

Although some British press reports say the scandal is strong enough to leave a black mark on the monarchy, Charles’ spokesman, Patrick Harrison, says the royal is “unruffled” by it all.

 


REVEALED: How Prince Charles dramatically tried to stop court case of Diana’s butler Paul Burrell that threatened to humiliate the Royals

  • Police found a hoard of items belonging to Princess Diana at her butler’s home 
  • Paul Burrell was later accused of stealing 310 items together worth £4.5 million
  • 11 days into the trial, the Queen ‘had a recollection’ proving Burrell’s innocence

The doorbell rang at 6.50 in the morning of January 18, 2001. Paul Burrell, who was asleep, was woken by his wife.

Standing at the door was Detective Chief Inspector Maxine de Brunner and three other police officers.

‘Do you have any items from Kensington Palace in this house?’ Princess Diana’s former butler was asked.

‘No,’ he lied. He was then placed under arrest and the pre-dawn raid on his home near Runcorn in Cheshire began.

What the detectives found was far beyond their expectations.

The rooms were filled with paintings, drawings, china and photographs that clearly belonged to Diana, who’d died three-and-a-half years before, and her children William and Harry.

‘Oh my God,’ exclaimed de Brunner.

In Burrell’s study, she’d just spotted an expensive inlaid mahogany desk inscribed ‘Her Royal Highness’. ‘How did you get all this?’ she asked the butler.

‘The princess gave it to me,’ he said, collapsing into a chair and beginning to sob.

As the search continued, the police discovered 2,000 negatives. A cursory look revealed Charles in the bath with his children, and many others showing the young princes naked.

Other finds included 30 signed photographs of Diana, many empty silver frames, a box containing the princess’s daily personal notes to William at school, and another box of Diana’s more intimate letters to William.

As Burrell’s sobs intensified, an officer shouted from the attic: ‘It’s full of boxes, wall to wall!’

The boxes were wrenched open: inside were bags, blouses, dresses, nightgowns, underwear, shoes, jumpers, suits and hats that had belonged to Diana, including a blue-ribboned hat she’d worn during her visit with Prince Charles to South Korea in 1992.

Her perfume, de Brunner noticed, lingered on the fabric.

Late that afternoon, officers filled a lorry sent from London with 2,000 items that de Brunner judged had been illegally removed.

The princess, she believed, would never have given away such personal material, and certainly not in such quantities.

Nevertheless, a large number of Diana’s possessions remained in the house. But without orders from Scotland Yard either to seize everything that had belonged to the family or to seal the house as a crime scene, there was no more to be done.

‘I want white lilies on my coffin,’ wailed Burrell as he was escorted to the waiting police car.

There can be few people in Britain unaware of the 2002 trial of Paul Burrell, which was dramatically halted after the Queen had a ‘recollection’.

Nearly 16 years on, however, it appears that a great deal went on behind the scenes that was never revealed to the public.

I have talked to many of the police, courtiers and lawyers who were intimately involved in the Burrell case — before, during and after the trial.

Among the most serious disclosures are those relating to Prince Charles — and the attempts made on his behalf to try to stop the prosecution going ahead.

Burrell had originally worked for both Charles and Diana at Highgrove, then moved with the princess to Kensington Palace, where he was a witness to her extreme moods and secret affairs.

Although married himself, he’d had so many gay affairs with guardsmen that Diana’s chef called him ‘Barrack-Room Bertha’.

The public knew none of this, however, when Burrell became a minor celebrity after Diana’s death, appearing on TV shows and even posing for photographers at the Oscars.

News of his former employee’s arrest reached Charles about a week after the police raid.

Unaware of the scale of the alleged theft, and knowing that low-paid staff occasionally pilfered small items, he told his assistant private secretary Mark Bolland that Burrell probably did steal some things ‘because they all do’.

Within hours, however, Charles had become more alarmed. After all, police probes into murky palace habits could produce unexpected difficulties.

Soon afterwards, his senior private secretary Stephen Lamport, looking beaten and downhearted, confessed to a colleague: ‘We’ve got a terrible problem with this man Burrell… the Prince of Wales is distraught.

‘The prince will say he gave the things to [the butler] and that Burrell’s actions were all right.’ Lamport’s confidant was unimpressed. Even Charles had to allow justice to take its course, he said.

Indeed, the investigation was now well under way. During his second police interview Burrell was asked: ‘Did you tell anyone that you had the property?’

Burrell faced a trial at the Old Bailey and Prince Charles was distraught at what might be disclosed

‘No,’ he admitted, insisting that the items — including all Diana’s school reports — were gifts.

Burrell’s solicitor Andrew Shaw, for his part, appeared to think the case would never come to trial.

‘You’re making a terrible mistake,’ he told Maxine de Brunner. ‘They won’t let Burrell’s secrets be splashed in the public domain. They’ll never let this come to trial.’

In light of what happened subsequently, his comments were not quite as far-fetched as they seemed.

April 3, 2001

Along with a Crown prosecution lawyer, Maxine de Brunner arrived at St James’s Palace for a meeting. There was no alternative but to prosecute, they told the Royal Family’s senior officials.

Also present was Charles’s divorce lawyer, Fiona Shackleton, to whom he’d now turned for legal advice.

 She revealed that Paul Burrell had sent the prince a handwritten letter in which he offered to return some of the items, provided Charles agreed not to support any prosecution. The letter had been returned on her advice.

The CPS lawyer explained that the case could be closed only if Prince William and Diana’s sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale, who together inherited Diana’s property, signed statements to drop their complaints.

Shackleton’s view was that Charles could not be party to undermining the legal system.

Agreeing to accept the return of some property in exchange for dropping the investigation, she said, would make it look as if Buckingham Palace were participating in a cover-up.

‘It needs to be all or nothing,’ she said.

Sir Robin Janvrin, the Queen’s private secretary, agreed to tell the monarch what had been discussed, and almost certainly did so.

This, of course, would have been the ideal moment for the Queen to recall that she’d allowed the butler to take some of Diana’s possessions for safekeeping. But apparently she didn’t say a word.

As for Charles, he was upset when his own private secretary told him the police intended to prosecute.

Who knew what Burrell might say in the witness box? In effect, he was a time-bomb, having witnessed the prince’s secret meetings and phone calls with Camilla while he was married, and Diana’s many rendezvous with her boyfriends.

He told his spin-doctor Mark Bolland to try to navigate a way out of a prosecution.

May 2

The case against Burrell strengthened.

The police had now had time to watch six videos found in Burrell’s home, featuring Diana talking about the most intimate details of her relationship with the Royal Family, her sex life with Charles, and her affair with police protection officer Barry Mannakee.

The tapes had been recorded by Peter Settelen, the princess’s voice coach, who, soon after her death, had asked her private secretary for the return of not six but 16 tapes.

He’d been told: ‘I am advised by Mr Burrell that he has been unable to trace them.’

What had happened, the police wondered, to the missing ten tapes? [Material from Settelen’s six recovered tapes was used in a Channel 4 documentary last year.]

And there was another tape that worried Charles. Kept in a box of Diana’s and now, he believed, in Burrell’s possession, it described the alleged rape of one member of his staff by another of his staff.

July 19

Burrell’s lawyers now issued a warning to Shackleton. If Burrell were prosecuted, they said, he would have to describe from the witness box not only details of Diana’s sex life, he might also read out quotes from letters in which Prince Philip had allegedly threatened her.

(In fact, the letters were perfectly reasonable, it emerged later.)

Burrell’s lawyers later explained that this was not a threat — the defence was seeking only to protect the Royal Family.

At this point, the CPS and the police asked for a ‘victims’ consultation meeting’ in order to obtain the direct approval of Princes Charles and William to prosecute Burrell.

In anticipation of a police visit to Highgrove, Charles appealed to Bolland: ‘Mark, this is crazy. You must do something.’ The prince was now willing to do anything to avert a trial, especially with William a potential witness.

Burrell simply knew too much. Would he, for instance, dare to describe Diana’s reported use of cocaine to the court? The best way to avoid a prosecution, Bolland agreed, was for Burrell to return all the property he’d taken.

July 24

A top-secret meeting was arranged between Bolland and Burrell. Over coffee, the butler said: ‘I’m sorry.’

He wanted to let Charles know that he’d return all the property, but insisted on telling him so in person.

Throughout the 25-minute meeting, the spin-doctor had been appalled by Burrell’s ‘creepy manner’. The royals’ staff, he thought, were ‘a slimy, weird group with odd relationships’.

Later, he reported back to Charles that the butler wanted ‘a big hug and an offer of a job at Balmoral. He doesn’t want to be cast out’.

The prince repeated thoughtfully: ‘He doesn’t want to be cast out.’ A truth occurred to Bolland then about the royals: ‘No one cares whether Burrell is guilty or not.’

August 3

That very afternoon, the police were expected at Highgrove.

What they didn’t know, Bolland hoped, was that secret arrangements had been made for Prince Charles to meet Burrell a few hours later.

But before the police arrived, the spin-doctor became suspicious that the plan had been leaked to the police, probably by one of Charles’s own protection officers.

The meeting with Burrell must be cancelled, he advised. Charles agreed.

Next, the prince discussed the approach he planned to take with the police.

He intended to ask, ‘Does this really matter? Yes, some items may have been pilfered, but just how serious is it? Not very.’

In the event, however, Charles didn’t get round to saying any of this. Instead, he was palpably shocked when the police told him 2,000 items had been seized at Burrell’s home.

It was the first time he’d heard the actual number.

‘He’s taken the lot!’ Charles exclaimed.

After listening to more evidence against the butler, the prince was asked if he supported a prosecution. ‘We’ve got no alternative,’ he sighed. Before leaving, the police asked Charles not to have any contact with Burrell.

The prince was now in a fix. Officially, he had to support the CPS’s charge that Burrell had stolen the items but privately, he still wanted the prosecution halted.

Another big sticking-point was that Diana’s sister and co-executor, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, was adamant that the butler should be brought to trial.

If she refused to change her mind, there was little Charles could do. Meanwhile, the police confronted Bolland to ask if he’d talked to Burrell. Yes, replied the spin-doctor. His admission confirmed police suspicions.

Bolland was then asked to sign a formal statement as a potential prosecution witness. Legally, this prevented him having any further contact with the suspect. He was relieved — though he worried about whom Charles would rely on now.

Fiona Shackleton? Not if Bolland could help it. While he and Charles wanted the prosecution stopped, she had seemed to waver. They could no longer rely on her, he told Charles.

As for the prince’s private secretary, Stephen Lamport, he was ‘weak and tired’. It was all becoming ‘a mess’, Bolland concluded.

August 18

In an attempt to avert prosecution, Burrell’s lawyer handed the police a 39-page statement signed by his client.

Among other things, it described the butler’s close relationship with Diana — how he would smuggle her boyfriends into Kensington Palace, cancel public engagements so she could be with her lovers, and provide meals for the princess and her man of the moment.

In addition, Burrell hinted that he’d tell what he knew about Diana’s nocturnal visits around Paddington, where she tried to persuade prostitutes to give up their trade by plying them with gifts.

Even the police could see that if Burrell gave detailed testimony about Diana’s sex life in court, the monarchy would be seriously harmed.

Still, there was nothing in the butler’s statement that undermined the charge of theft. So Burrell was once again interviewed.

This time, he claimed that the items found in his house should be seen either as gifts, taken by mistake or handed over to him to be destroyed. He didn’t offer to return anything.

There was no mention of any conversation with Diana’s executors, her sons or the Queen about taking items for ‘safekeeping’. At 2.40pm, Burrell was charged with theft.

A month later, Burrell’s lawyer wrote to Charles, asking for an audience so he could explain ‘the extreme delicacy of the situation’ if his client had to testify.

Charles, who’d taken legal advice, did not reply.

The lawyer then sent further warnings about Burrell’s intention to speak about events of ‘extreme delicacy’ and ‘matters of a very private nature’, and how his enjoyment of Diana’s ‘intimate’ trust would require ‘close examination’ at trial.

Again Charles did not reply. This provoked Burrell’s lawyer to threaten to summon the prince as a witness.

February 13, 2002

Yet another statement from Burrell was delivered to the police — this time about a meeting with the Queen.

They’d talked for three hours, he’d said, sitting on her sofa together shortly after Princess Diana’s death.

The Queen had told him, he said, that his relationship with Diana was unprecedented.

She had spoken about how much she herself had tried to help the princess, and also warned him to be careful — so many people were against Princess Diana, and he had sided with her.

However, the CPS lawyers decided that since Burrell’s statement made no mention of Diana’s property, it wasn’t relevant to the case.

Burrell is pictured behind the Queen. Burrell stood in the dock of Court One at the Old Bailey, accused of stealing 310 items together worth £4.5 million

Burrell is pictured behind the Queen. Burrell stood in the dock of Court One at the Old Bailey, accused of stealing 310 items together worth £4.5 million

August 27

Burrell’s lawyer again approached the police, insisting that a message be passed on to Charles.

His client, he said, was offering to return all the royal items in his possession if the prosecution was dropped.

The message was never delivered, though somehow the prince became aware of the butler’s offer — and hoped it would stop the trial going ahead.

Legally, however, that was impossible: the CPS now had sole responsibility for the prosecution.

Nevertheless, Charles ordered his new private secretary, Sir Michael Peat, to express his concern about continuing with the prosecution if it was a lost cause.

August 30

On the prince’s orders, Peat summoned Maxine de Brunner and another police officer to St James’s Palace.

At the outset he directed de Brunner to a low chair so he could look down on her — a higher chair was noticeably moved away — and thereafter spoke only to the junior police officer, Roger Milburn. ‘How can you be sure that these items were not gifts?’ he asked Milburn.

Milburn redirected the question to de Brunner. Not persuaded by her answer, Peat was emphatic that the prosecution should be stopped. ‘You have not got enough evidence,’ he said. ‘We want the property back without a fuss.’

Both officers were disturbed by Peat’s performance. In his concern to protect Charles, he seemed to forget that Burrell had actually been charged with stealing property belonging to Diana’s executors, not the prince.

Or that any decisions about the prosecution now had to be taken by the Director of Public Prosecutions, who was sure he could prove Burrell’s guilt.

September 11

This time, Peat summoned two of Diana’s executors to the palace — her sister Lady Sarah and the princess’s former private secretary, Michael Gibbins.

Both knew that the initiative for the meeting had come from Charles.

‘The police,’ Peat told them, ‘don’t have enough evidence to mount a successful prosecution and the case must be stopped. There is a risk of acquittal.’

His disdain for Commander John Yates — who was in overall charge of the investigation — and de Brunner and Milburn was obvious, and Gibbins shared some of his doubts.

He also spoke frankly about Charles’s fears that, among other things, Burrell would testify in detail about both Diana’s love life and her anger at the way she’d been treated by the Royal Family.

But it was no good. After two hours of discussion, he’d failed to persuade Charles’s sister-in-law to change her mind.

‘Sarah McCorquodale wanted Burrell to get his come-uppance,’ said Gibbins, who was less certain himself about pushing for the case to go ahead.

‘She was convinced that he had made away with the property. She wasn’t interested in deals.’

After the meeting, McCorquodale called Maxine de Brunner, with whom she’d built up a working rapport.

The trial, she warned the senior policewoman, would be thwarted in some way.

October 14

Paul Burrell, aged 44, stood in the dock of Court One at the Old Bailey, accused of stealing 310 items together worth £4.5 million.

Other items taken from his house were not listed because they allegedly belonged to either Charles or William, and neither wished to appear in court as witnesses.

The day’s proceedings made blazing headlines in all the media, raising increasing concern at St James’s Palace.

October 28

Just after 8.30 that Monday morning, 11 days into the trial, Crown Prosecutor William Boyce was reading his papers in a small room adjacent to the court. He was unexpectedly joined by Commander Yates.

‘I’ve just had a conversation with Michael Peat,’ said Yates, then repeated the private secretary’s exact words: ‘Her Majesty has had a recollection.’

On the previous Friday, Peat had explained, the Queen had recalled a meeting five years earlier, soon after Diana’s death. Burrell had come to the palace to tell her about preserving some of the princess’s papers.

‘The Queen agreed that he should care for them,’ said Peat.

Boyce visibly paled. Taking off his wig, he seemed to shrink.

Only by questioning the Queen in court could Burrell’s version of the conversation be rebutted, and that was constitutionally impossible.

No reigning monarch could appear in ‘Her Majesty’s’ court.

‘That’s the end of the trial,’ was Boyce’s view. Later in the day, Peat told CPS lawyers more about the Queen’s recollection.

On the previous Friday, she, Charles and Philip had driven together to St Paul’s for a memorial service for the victims of the Bali bombing.

Driving past the Old Bailey, she asked why a crowd was standing outside. Charles answered that Paul Burrell was on trial. The Queen was apparently unaware that he was being prosecuted.

Then she mentioned that, some years before, Burrell had sought an audience with her to explain that he was caring for some of Diana’s papers, and she’d agreed that he should do so.

What Peat didn’t go into was what had happened afterwards.

After the Royal Family returned from St Paul’s, there had been unusual activity in St James’s Palace.

Lawyers — among them Robert Seabrook, QC, who’d been advising Charles on the Burrell case — were summoned for a conference to discuss the Queen’s recollection.

Peat was told that Crown Prosecutor Boyce should be informed immediately.

Next, Sir Robin Janvrin was called. Told about the new evidence, the Queen’s private secretary expressed his astonishment. ‘Oh my God,’ an eyewitness heard him exclaim.

Thereafter Janvrin did nothing, allowing Peat to continue managing the crisis on Charles’s behalf. The reason for that at least was clear to observers inside the palaces: Janvrin wanted no part in the undertaking.

Then something very strange occurred. Contrary to QC Robert Seabrook’s advice, neither Boyce nor the CPS was told on that Friday afternoon about the ‘recollection’, and the lack of communication continued through Saturday and Sunday.

According to palace rumours, however, Peat did tell Peter Goldsmith, the attorney general, that the recollection was a ‘golden opportunity to get rid of this embarrassment’.

Early on Monday morning, Peat had finally called Commander Yates to report the Queen’s remarks.

To some in the prosecution and to police at the Old Bailey, the circumstances of the recollection described by Peat lacked credibility.

First, Janvrin, an assiduous official, had been regularly briefed about the Burrell investigation, not least because William and Harry were involved. He would certainly have reported the main details of the case to the Queen during their daily meetings.

Second, the Queen was known to read the newspapers regularly, and for over a year Burrell’s plight had been widely reported. The trial itself had dominated the front pages for the nine days before her drive to St Paul’s.

Third, it was unusual for the monarch and her heir — who seldom spoke to each other — to travel in the same car, for security reasons. The coincidence that mother and son should have been so publicly united on that particular day while driving past the Old Bailey was one that raised questions.

Fourth, the version offered by Peat contradicted that of others in the palaces.

Edmund Lawson, QC, would later explain, in a report commissioned by Michael Peat, that the Queen had in fact been aware of the ongoing trial and had been prompted by the publicity relating to it to mention her conversation with Burrell to the Duke of Edinburgh.

According to the report, she had not previously considered the conversation of any relevance, since the correspondence belonging to the Princess of Wales was but a small part of the property alleged to have been stolen by Mr Burrell.

Lawson’s report would also say that it was the Duke of Edinburgh who had mentioned the Queen’s recollection to the Prince of Wales before the memorial service at St Paul’s.

Peat failed to explain why the prosecution was not told about the Queen’s recollection for two-and-a-half days; he failed to report his own consultation with a lawyer to understand the significance of the recollection; and he omitted to explain why he, rather than the Queen’s own private secretary, Sir Robin Janvrin, asked the Queen about her recollection.

Inevitably, some of those involved in the case questioned whether the Queen had ever met Burrell in the ‘three-hour’ audience he had described in his statement of February 13, 2002.

But three witnesses would have been available had the police sought that information, among them a palace page who claimed to have accompanied Burrell to the Queen’s sitting room, where he remained for between 45 and 90 minutes.

Few believed the butler’s version of spending three hours with the Queen, and in any event his description of their conversation — about documents, and not hundreds of Diana’s personal possessions — was irrelevant to the charges he faced.

Similarly, none of the prosecutors or police expressed at subsequent meetings their outright belief of the Buckingham Palace spokesman’s explanation that ‘the Queen did not realise that her evidence was important, and no one told her’.

Nevertheless, that explanation could well have been true. There was no reason for the Queen, by nature a reactive person who absorbed enormous amounts of information, to have taken any initiative after meeting Burrell.

The surprise was the timing of her revelation, coinciding as it did with Charles’s increasing despair — and the palace’s highly convenient interpretation of that meeting.

‘An act of genius,’ was the judgment of one Whitehall observer. ‘Only a golden bullet could have stopped the trial.’

October 30

Only two people could order the trial to end: the Director of Public Prosecutions, David Calvert-Smith; and the Attorney General, Lord (Peter) Goldsmith.

Calvert-Smith prevaricated, so Goldsmith took the lead. He went to see the Queen to explain the consequences of what he termed the ‘fiasco’, then consulted Tony Blair. Robin Janvrin had also called Downing Street.

At that moment, Blair was immersed in deciding the size of Britain’s military commitment for the invasion of Iraq.

Now he was being asked to consider how to save the monarchy. His decision was that the trial should be brought to an end.

November 1

Crown Prosecutor Boyce announced in the courtroom that the trial was over. Charles and Peat breathed sighs of relief.

So did Burrell: ‘The Queen came through for me,’ he exclaimed. In the ensuing excitement, his brother, Graham, told a journalist: ‘He will have his revenge, but he will do it with dignity.’

Within days, Burrell had offered a string of tawdry revelations about Charles and Diana to the Daily Mirror. He would later follow this up with an explosive book that betrayed Diana’s secrets and portrayed the prince as a heartless schemer.

November 2

With the trial in ruins, everyone was blamed except Charles.

The police were widely accused of incompetence, and Maxine de Brunner — who’d kicked everything off by raiding Burrell’s home — was singled out for particular censure.

At 2.30 that afternoon, de Brunner’s mobile rang. To her surprise, Diana’s sister was on the line.

‘I’m so sorry,’ said Lady Sarah McCorquodale. ‘They shouldn’t have done that to you. It’s disgraceful. We’re totally behind you.

‘A deal was struck by Paul Burrell and the Prince of Wales,’ she claimed.

‘They agreed that the trial would be stopped if three things happened. First, Burrell would not mention certain things in his book; second, William’s property will be given back to William; and a third thing which I don’t know.’

Diana’s sister concluded: ‘They couldn’t afford for Paul Burrell to go into the witness box. Burrell had told the Prince of Wales that he would tell all unless the trial was halted.

‘The Palace have maintained that they didn’t know about the Queen’s and Burrell’s conversation.’

De Brunner wrote down every word of this extraordinary tirade.

But Edmund Lawson, the QC commissioned by Michael Peat to investigate the allegation that Charles’s household had influenced the halting of the trial, said in his report that such an allegation did not stand up to scrutiny: there was simply no evidence to suggest there was any interference by Prince Charles ‘to procure the termination’ of the trial.

Nor was there any evidence to suggest that the Queen’s recollection had been made in order to derail the trial.

December 12-19

At the police’s request, both McCorquodale and Diana’s former private secretary Michael Gibbins agreed to sign a note describing their September 11 meeting with Charles’s private secretary.

Peat, they agreed, had sought to stop the trial going ahead.

‘Let’s nick Peat for seeking to pervert the course of justice,’ Detective Sergeant Roger Milburn said to Commander John Yates after showing him the signed note.

Yates apparently agreed, telling Milburn: ‘You’ve set off an Exocet.’

The scandal, had the prince’s private secretary been formally cautioned and interviewed, would have been immense. But nothing happe

March 13, 2003

Keen to lay the whole matter to rest, Michael Peat published the report that he had personally commissioned from Edmund Lawson, QC, on the Burrell fiasco.

At no stage, Lawson wrote, did the prince or anyone on his behalf try to stop the prosecution.

That was plainly untrue. Bolland, Shackleton, McCorquodale and Gibbins had all described various such attempts, as had the prince’s former private secretary Stephen Lamport, the CPS lawyer and various police officers.

That left the most important mystery — the Queen’s recollection.

And now the circumstances differed from the account Peat gave to the CPS lawyers.

In Lawson’s version, she no longer inquired about the crowds outside the Old Bailey that Friday as she was being driven towards St Paul’s.

Instead, before the memorial service Philip had told Charles that the Queen’s recollection had been triggered by publicity about the trial.

According to Lawson, Charles had told Peat about the recollection only on Saturday — the day after the St Paul’s service.

But this was inaccurate.

Charles’s lawyer Robert Sea- brook had been told about the recollection the previous day, and had immediately gone to Clarence House to advise Peat to inform the prosecution as a matter of urgency.

According to Lawson, Charles suggested to Peat that he might speak directly to the Queen, and he did so on Sunday when she confirmed her recollection to him.

As we know, the police weren’t informed until Monday morning. So who told them? Lawson said it was Charles’s lawyer Fiona Shackleton who’d given the news to Commander Yates.

Yet Yates had actually told Lawson that he was ‘100 per cent certain’ that it was Peat who’d phoned him.

The effect of Lawson’s apparent distortion was to impugn Shackleton.

Lawson’s fee for compiling Peat’s report was never disclosed. He died six years later, without receiving an honour, which he might justifiably have expected.

As for DCI Maxine de Brunner, the chief of Scotland Yard showed his robust support by promoting her to deputy assistant commissioner.

Burrell made about £4 million from his book, while hinting that ‘there are many, many more secrets I have not written about. Very personal, very damaging… not very pleasant’.

Michael Peat, when he left the prince’s service, was rewarded with generous severance terms, including the right to stay on in his five-bedroom flat at Kensington Palace for nearly another year.

And Charles? In the polls, his popularity fell back to the dismal level last seen in the days after Diana’s death.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5516185/How-Prince-Charles-tried-stop-court-case-Paul-Burrell.html

SATANIC WORSHIP AND THE CHURCH

DERRY MAINWARING KNIGHT

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HIS INTERESTING CIRCLE OF ASSOCIATES

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In 1986 an interesting case was heard at Maidstone Crown Court involving a self-confessed satanist and his attempt to defraud thousands of pounds from clergy.   In the case of Derry Mainwaring Knight, he had the most intriguing connections and what transpired in court was a fascinating case involving deception, blackmail, prostitution, child sexual abuse, sexual exploitation, Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, Freemasonry, MPs, aristocracy, showbusiness and, of course, money.

I’m not going to offer any opinion on the case but I think it is particularly interesting to look at the way the detective in charge of the investigation behaves towards witnesses. (See article: Satan Man’s a Rapist – 22 March 1986).

(Most of the articles are from The Times, unless otherwise stated).

Those mentioned during the trial included:

  • Alison Baker: Wife of Rev Baker
  • Rev John Baker: St Mary’s Church, Knight lodged with him
  • Rt Rev Peter Ball: Bishop of Lewes, convicted paedophile
  • Rev Michael Barling: Christian training centre lecturer
  • George Booth: Congregational Minister, Leigh-on-Sea
  • Lord Brentford: Donor
  • Lady Brentford: Donor
  • Clive Bygrave: Disc Jockey – cruise liners Canberra and Sea Princess, East Grinstead
  • Doctor Caspar: ‘Chief of Satanists’
  • Michael Corkery, QC: Prosecution
  • Irene Cranham: Cleaner for Angela Murdoch
  • Judge Neil Denison: Trial judge
  • Ethel: Grandmother of Derry Mainwaring Knight
  • Det Chief Insp Terence Fallon: Former head of Sussex Police, Papua New Guinea police
  • Alan ‘Fluff’ Freeman: Disc Jockey
  • Rt Rev Mark Green: Retired Bishop of Aston
  • David Hamilton: Disc Jockey
  • Lord Hampden: Donor
  • Lorraine Haynes: Prostitute, Shoeburyness, Essex
  • Lord & Lady Ingleby: Refused donation
  • Laurence Kayne: Managing Director, Laurence Kayne of Berkeley Square Ltd
  • Dr Eric Kemp: Bishop of Chichester
  • Jeffrey Klein: Video shop owner, Southend
  • Derry Mainwaring Knight: Accused, Dormans Land, Surrey
  • Margaret Mainwaring Knight: Mother of the accused
  • Hayley Leigh: Dancer, Broadstone, Dorset
  • Geoff Love: Orchestra Leader
  • Randle Mainwaring: Retired bank director
  • Lord March: Donor
  • Rt Rev Lloyd Morrell: Bishop of Lewes
  • Angela Murdoch: girlfriend of Knight
  • Enoch Powell: Accused by Knight of being a Satanist
  • Michael Ransby: Jeweller, Southend
  • Susan Sainsbury: Donor
  • Timothy Sainsbury: Conservative MP for Hove, Donor
  • Donald Scutt: adviser of a religious trust, South Warnborough, Hampshire
  • Det Sgt Brian Smeed: Interviewing officer
  • Samantha Sprackling: Dancer
  • Julie Tremain: Prostitute
  • Rev Colin Urquhart: Christian training centre
  • Michael Warren: Former High Sheriff of East Sussex, farmer & magistrate, Donor
  • Michael West, QC: Defence
  • Willie Whitelaw: Deputy Prime Minister
  • Simon Willis: Disc Jockey, East Grinstead
  • Donna Winwood: Pantomime Dancer, North London

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Wednesday 19 February 1986: ‘SATANISM’ MAN’S LUXURY CARS

A man bought a Lotus sports car the day a “highly gullible” clergyman obtained £25,000 for him to finance an alleged crusade against satanism, Maidstone Crown Court was told yesterday.

Derry Knight, aged 46, had convinced the Rector of Newick, Sussex, that he needed the money to break his links with a satanic circle and buy its insignia to break its power.

Mr Michael Corkery, QC, for the prosecution said the Rev John Baker had approached Mr Gordon Scutt, adviser to the charitable P & P Trust.

In a letter, the rector asked: “Please pray for Derry… he needs a great deal of prayer and divine protection”.

The rector negotiated a loan from the charity on 8 November 1984.  “The date is of interest”, Mr Corkery said, “for on that same day the defendant bought a Lotus motor car for £17,000”.

Mr Knight, a record producer, of Dormans Land, Surrey, has denied 19 charges of dishonestly obtaining £203,850 by deception.

Mr Corkery also alleged that Mr Knight had “conned” £37,500 from Lord Hampden, a parishioner of Mr Baker, to buy a Rolls Royce.

“The rector said the defendant needed the Rolls Royce to convince his satanist colleagues that he still had influence”.

Mr Corkery said that Mr Knight spent tens of thousands of pounds on jewellery, clothing and cars.  He would pick up prostitutes and other women, shower them with gifts, and then leave them.

Mr Baker, aged 49, told the court that when he heard of Mr Knight’s problems he immediately prayed.

The case continues today.

20 FEBRUARY 1986: EVIL SPIRITS ‘TOOK MAN OVER’

The record in the alleged Satan confidence trickster case said yesterday he talked with demonic spirits in the man’s body.

The Rev John Baker said that he twice took authority over the spirits in the name of Jesus Christ.

Mr Baker, the Rector of Newick in East Sussex, told Maidstone Crown Court that Derry Mainwaring Knight first went into a trance when he and his wife went to pray with him.

“I recognised the state from having dealt with many people in similar states over the years as being due to demonic spirit infestation”.

Mr Knight awoke from the trance and later they prayed again, but Mr Knight again went into a trance.

The rector said the spirits started to speak out of Mr Knight.  “It was coming out of his mouth but not in his normal voice”.

“As we were in prayer I said something like ‘In the name of Jesus Christ I bind these spirits and adjure them to tell the truth and to declare their ground in this man’s life’”.

Mr Baker said the voice then spoke back to him: “you cannot have him, he belongs to Lucifer.  He was dedicated by sacrifice as a child and he is a Master of the Occult”.

The rector said Mr Knight told him he had wanted to get out of the satanic order since about 1980, but was being held in by his vows, fear and debts he owed them.

Mr Baker told the court Mr Knight had told of two debts, one to a “Chief of the Satanists” in the area.  He was known as Doctor Caspar.

Mr Knight had told the rector that if he had any chance of getting out of the satanic order he had to destroy certain artefacts, including robes and gold and silver which were used for satanic worship.

But the order was not willing to let him have them for nothing, Mr Baker said.

Mr Baker said that after Mr Knight had been given £16,000 he produced a chain of office and bracelet used in satanic rites.

The rector explained that he and Mr Knight smashed up both items in the rectory garden and then took to a jeweller to be melted down.

Mr Knight, aged 46, of Dormans Land, Surrey, denies 19 charges of dishonestly obtaining £203,850 by deception.

The trail continues today.

https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2017/01/02/satanic-worship-the-church/


Myra Hindley exposed as a ‘practicing WITCH’ whose occult links lead to Jimmy Savile

30th July 2017

MOORS murderer Myra Hindley has been accused of being a practicing witch who worshipped the occult alongside Ian Brady while the duo carried out their evil crimes.

At Ian Brady’s side, monstrous Hindley was responsible for the murder and torture of at least five children in the 1960s.But now it has emerged that the evil pair were versed in the occult, and took their child victims to Saddleworth Moor to carry out sadistic rituals.Hindley has been accused of taking on the look of the witch while Brady behaved as the alchemist, according to Moors murder expert Erica Gregory.Speaking exclusively to Daily Star Online, she said: “Myra was given a high status by Brady from the start.“This was his way of manipulating her into doing exactly what he wanted.“Myra took the role of the persecuted women in history while Brady was taking on the role of alchemist – they even found books on witchcraft in their house when police arrested them.“We have found evidence they were doing rituals on the Moors – we’ve seen knotted ropes, hare and sheep bones with evidence of large fires lit up around oak trees.”

Gregory even believes that the the murders were meticulously planned for ritualistic purposes – with the evil duo choosing to kill their victims on dates important within the occult calendar.“The murders were separated by four months – I believe Brady chose dates and times for his rituals,” she said.“Tommy Rhattigan, for example, was taken in November 1963 – the same day Margaret Murray died – who was a famous witch.“I believe her death, and the fact it was the anniversary of the Battle of Sheriffmuir was a trigger for Tommy to be picked up.”

It is no secret that witchcraft and satanic worshipping were big in the 1960s – with several high-profile Hollywood films airing in the era.And the Moors murderers even had links to infamous Alex Sanders – who rose to notoriety for attempting to raise a dead body in Alderley Edge and was a known friend of Jimmy Savile.“Brady and Hindley sought out Sanders when he worked at the John Rylands Library in Manchester which held books on occultism.“Sanders went on to work on films with Sharon Tate and he was friends with Savile, too – so there’s a clear link.”

This comes after Daily Star Online exclusively revealed that Brady was accused of selling child pornography to the shamed former DJ.Hindley and Brady were given life sentences in 1966.Together, they killed Pauline Reade, John Kilbride, Keith Bennett, Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans between July 1963 and October 1965.At least four of them, including Bennett, were sexually assaulted.It comes after Daily Star Online exclusively revealed Ian Brady’s evil map that could cryptically lead to the location of Keith Bennett’s body – which has never been found.

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/632592/Moors-murders-Myra-Hindley-witchcraft-Ian-Brady-Jimmy-Savile-Saddleworth-Moor-Manchester

Erica Gregory – who has devoted years of her life investigating the Moors murders – believes they even formed a twisted “paedophile ring”.

she said: “I believe they went to the BBC studio regularly to make a fuss and try to get in with Savile.

“Alongside David Smith, Brady was selling photographs of children to make money at this time – I believe Savile could have been one of his customers.

“It is well known that Savile visited them both inside. I believe they were in a ring of some sort.”

It doesn’t stop there, though.

In 2014, Dan Davies noted that Savile chillingly replied “I am the Myra Hindley story” when asked on his opinion of it.And Gregory believes that Savile continued to communicate with the killers after their incarceration – visiting them and using songs played on the radio to transmit coded messages.“Savile could have been using his radio for secret messages,” she said.“Brady used music in tapes and songs that he stated reminded him of the Moors.“And Savile knew that if he played a song at a certain time then those listening would get the message.”http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/624549/Moors-murders-Jimmy-Savile-Ian-Brady-Myra-Hindley-paedophile-child-killers-Saddleworth-BBCImage result for lord longford and prince charlesImage result for lord longford and prince charles
Lord Longford, who went on a porno junket with Jimmy Savile & Cliff Richard, amongst others, was also a friend and supporter of Myra Hindley as was Lord  Astor

Brady letters will remain classified until 2051.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/love-letters-between-ian-brady-10326571

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Lord David Steel (left) put Rochdale MP Cyril Smith (right) … for a knighthood, despite being told of abuse allegations against him.

The politician, now Lord Steel, was made aware of the reports that Smith had sexually abused young boys in his hometown of Rochdale, Lancashire, in 1979.       

But dismissed the allegations – claiming: ‘All he seems to have done is spanked a few bare bottoms’.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2566158/Lord-David-Steel-paedophile-MP-Cyril-Smith-forward-knighthood-told-abuse-allegations.html

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Related?.. Another MP, like Ted “Ed” Heath, linked with a satanic child rapist…

Pervert MP Cyril Smith was pals with satanic child sex monster

Victim Michael Roberts reveals his devil-worshipping stepdad Michael Horgan organised abuse

Sept 3 2014

Paedophile MP Cyril Smith was in league with another appalling child sex abuser who set up satanic rituals and raped children as young as TWO.

Victim Michael Roberts, 40, today bravely puts aside his right to ­anonymity to tell for the first time how he was only six when he was sexually abused by 29-stone politician Smith.

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Michael Horgan, who has also used the name Shaun O’Donnell, became known as the High Priest of Satan.

He organised outdoor “parties” for these activities on Saddleworth Moor, where child killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley had buried their victims.

Youngsters from two to 13 were drugged, tortured and sexually abused during the satanic “ceremonies”.

He was jailed for 10 years and placed on the sex offenders’ register after he was found guilty of six sex abuse ­charges in 1992

The shock revelation over the satanist and MP’s friendship raises questions over any role Smith and Jimmy Savile may have played in Horgan’s paedo ring.

Horgan was also pals with Raymond Hewlett, the child rapist questioned in relation to the disappearance of Madeleine McCann.

Lawyer who saw Diana’s death crash breaks 20-year silence to claim “other forces” were behind accident

Stanlee Culbreath is speaking out for the first time in two decades to question whether the Princess of Wales could have lived if French emergency services had acted faster.

21 AUG 2017

A witness to Princess Diana’s death crash says her chances of survival were greatly reduced by emergency service delays – and he believes “other forces” were behind the tragic accident.

Retired lawyer Stanlee Culbreath was one of the first witnesses to the tragic crash, but maintained a dignified silence out of respect for the then-young Princes William and Harry.

But now, almost 20 years since Diana’s death, the 69-year-old sheds new details on the crash, critically questioning whether she could have lived if French emergency services had acted faster.

Mr Culbreath said: “I always thought it was suspicious, that other forces played a hand, but now, 20 years on, I question more than ever whether it was a genuine accident. I just think it is dubious.

“If that’s the Princess, why did it take 20 minutes or so to get to her and, when she was finally released [from the car], why did they pass one hospital and take her to another?”

Mr Culbreath told how, at the scene, although at that time unaware Diana was a victim, he commented to a friend, “Damn, a junkie on Main Street would get waited on quicker than this”.

He added: “There are so many questions I ask myself over and over again about how the accident was handled and if she could have been saved.

“I pleaded for the police to help, but they were very nonchalant about the entire thing.”

Mr Culbreath, of Columbus, Ohio, had been in Paris on August 31, 1997, as part of a European tour with his friends Clarence Williams and Michael Walker.

They arrived in the city hours before the crash and took a late-night sight-seeing tour of the Eiffel Tower.

As they made their way back to the hotel in a taxi at around 12.20am, they entered the Pont de l’Alma tunnel and were confronted with the smouldering wreckage of the Princess’s car.

Driver Henri Paul and bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones were in the front of the car while Diana and Dodi were in the back

“Our taxi driver stopped a few feet from their limo,” Mr Culbreath recalled. He explained France has a Good Samaritan law and it was our duty to stop and help. We got out only a few feet away from their Mercedes. The car was up on the wall and the front passenger door was already open.”

At that time, Mr Culbreath did not know the car’s passengers were Princess Diana, 36, her lover Dodi Fayed, 42, driver Henri Paul, 41, and bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones, now 49, who was the sole survivor and only passenger to wear a seat-belt.

He recalled: “We hadn’t heard the bang, as the crash happened just as we got into the tunnel. Their car was smoking, the muffler [from the exhaust] was on the floor.

“I went over and Trevor Rees-Jones had his legs out of the car and was holding a towel or something to his nose, as he was bleeding heavily.

“There were only four or five of us there, so I went over to the car and looked into it to see if we could help.”

Unbeknown to Mr Culbreath and his friends, Diana was in the rear injured and Dodi was already dead. “I didn’t know who was in the back until later but at one point I was… a few inches away from the Princess trying to look through her window,” he explained.

“I remember saying to the guys at the time, ‘Is there an ambulance coming or something?’ as there was no sign of one arriving.

“After 15 or 20 minutes, there was still no paramedic on the scene and I said to my friends, ‘Damn, a junkie on Main Street would get waited on quicker than this’.

“There was only one cop there I could see who told us to get back. He kept saying, ‘Get away, get away’.

“As the window’s in the rear were dark, I could not see who was the in the back. I was pleading with the officer to open the door… it looked like it could be pulled open. He wasn’t doing sh*t. He wasn’t doing anything.

“It was as if those there had decided nothing could be done. It’s just my opinion, but it took them a long time to get her out.

“It could have been up to 30 minutes before help came. We were there for at least 15 minutes. Why wasn’t an ambulance there quicker?

“I never heard an ambulance, the whole time I was there. I never heard a siren. My recollection was that there seemed to be an insurmountable amount time for an emergency vehicle to respond. I said to the guys, ‘I’d hate to get into an accident in Paris as nobody shows up’.

It could have been that her chances of survival were significantly decreased by the amount of time it took for the paramedics to arrive.

“It’s common sense that the longer someone is left, their chances of survival are less.

“When we left, there still wasn’t an ambulance. The speed of which they responded was inadequate. Questions need to be asked.”

During the 18-month French inquiry into the accident, it was determined the crash was caused by driver Henri Paul, who was drunk behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz S280, travelling at 65mph. Paul, 41, was the deputy head of security at the Ritz Hotel, in Paris. During the inquest, in 2007, it emerged it took an hour and six minutes from the time Diana was taken from the wrecked car until she reached the hospital.

The inquest heard the princess may have lived had French medics not “squandered” crucial minutes treating her at the scene.

Mr Culbreath said he was also sceptical about the delay in getting Diana out of the wreckage and claimed the door on her side could have been opened. He said: “I thought the car was in a condition where you could open the door.

“I didn’t feel there was enough damage to the car that you couldn’t open the back door – and the front door was already open.

“So why couldn’t you go through that door?

“When the car eventually came out of the tunnel on a lorry it was as big as a pancake, but when I saw it, one side wasn’t. It was the side the Princess was on. I later learned the ‘jaws of life’ were used. Why didn’t they just open the door.

“She wasn’t dead, she was talking.”

Mr Culbreath, who was not called at the inquest, but provided a statement, said he didn’t give an interview until now to protect Diana’s children.

He explained: “My children were the same age as Prince William and Prince Harry at the time.

“I never to spoke to anyone, as I wanted to protect them all.”

Reflecting on the Princess of Wales, Mr Culbreath added: “I thought Diana was a great person. She was always there for people and dedicated herself to the common purpose.

“She was always there for people in their hour of need, for the common man – but when her hour came, it seemed the response was sadly lacking.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/lawyer-who-saw-dianas-death-11022110

Prince Charles’ upbringing:

How many of Prince Charles’ mentors were paedophiles – Sir Jimmy Savile, Bishop Peter Ball and Sir Laurens van der Post 

After the war, Van der Post worked with Lord Mountbatten – yet another alleged paedophile and mentor to Prince Charles

 

Revealed: the secret Sir Alfred Beit diaries that may tell of British royal family scandals

Diaries believed to contain the inside story of British royal family scandals have been suppressed by the late Lady Clementine Beit to protect Queen Elizabeth II from embarrassment.

Do the diaries contain details of the royal family’s oft-cited links with the Nazi party in Germany before the war? Or is it something more personal, some sexual secrets of the royal family that Sir Alfred and Lady Beit want to keep hidden? Because of the “secret” clause in her will, we can now only guess.


Lord Mountbatten was very close to Prince Charles – and acted as a mentor to him

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As depicted in The Crown, Mounbatten is uncommonly close with Charles, taking him shopping for the Eton uniforms he never gets to wear, and urging him to open up emotionally.

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Lord Mountbatten, known affectionately around the palace as the biggest queen in the royal family, had surrounded Charles with homosexuals during the period when he had been entrusted by Queen Elizabeth with her eldest son’s social upbringing.

https://books.google.com/books?id=x0pVQgvw9sUC&pg=PA53&lpg=PA53&dq=Lord+Mountbatten++was+said+to+have+surrounded+Charles+with+homo-sexuals&source=bl&ots=c7ob7p2zk9&sig=X8-acUxycvYSa1DN4DbtEkVokIE&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwimlauwj97aAhWIY98KHbmPC4IQ6AEINzAB#v=onepage&q=Lord%20Mountbatten%20%20was%20said%20to%20have%20surrounded%20Charles%20with%20homo-sexuals&f=false

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It’s historically accurate that the two maintained a close relationship, but Mountbatten was also friends with British DJ Jimmy Savile, a man suspected of enabling pedophilia in Britain. (After Savile’s death in 2011, hundreds of allegations were made against him, but during his lifetime they were either dismissed or the accusers were ignored.)

http://www.newsweek.com/uncle-dickie-crown-philip-nazi-753135

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 Lord Mountbatten – mentor to Prince Charles

‘I was duped, drugged and broken in’: Dad relives horrific rape in haunting extract from new book about sex and scandal

Playland, Secrets of a Forgotten Scandal Anthony Daly gives his account of the night he claims he was blackmailed into prostitution15 MAR 2018In 1975 Anthony Daly left his home in Northern Ireland hoping to escape The Troubles.He was naive but excited about being in London but after six days in the city he was swindled out of his rent money and began to get scared.So when two wealthy and well spoken men offered to help him he was relieved he’d finally found some kind faces to help him.While his new friends, known to him as ‘Charles’ and ‘Keith’, had been drinking all night he’d stuck to cola. Sadly not everything was as it seemed and his life was about to change forever. As he puts it ‘I was like an unsuspecting lamb to the slaughter’


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Image result for norman skelhornSkelhorn was also the DPP when the ‘Playland’ scandal broke, which saw the Old Etonian Lloyds underwriter Charles Hornby (friend of Prince Charles)  jailed for the sexual exploitation of homeless boys near Piccadilly Circus. It’s widely believed Hornby was the establishment scapegoat and many other VIPs managed to escape justice. The judge admitted not all the perpetrators were in the dock and one of the defendants, David Archer, said he’d presented police with a dossier naming millionaires and titled and influential people involved in the Playland affair. There was “a tremendous cover up to protect these people,” he argued.https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/simon-danczuk/tom-watson-child-abuse_b_8487142.html?1446809985&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/simon-danczuk/tom-watson-child-abuse_b_8487142.html?1446809985&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067&ncid=tweetlnkushpmg00000067


Andy‏ @REBELTROOP

I’ve just got to reading about the Playland Trial of 1975. Still shocked by the restrictions put in place, to the files still under lock and key  I believe a vast paedophile network was operating in the 70’s. This book confirms it.
The same names keep on emerging. Peter Morrison, Michael Havers, GK Young, Keith Joseph, The Hornby brothers, Charles Irving, Lords Annan and Arran, Peter Righton, Peter Hayman, Tony Hetherington. Sickening and revolting

Seems the Hornby’s are tainted. Charles Hornby’s son ended up in the dock, threatening police officers with a gun.

The late Chapman Pincher had a thick file on Michael Havers, which he handed back to police and he said it contained information, if aired, could be “catastrophic for the government”

He also said that had he gone to trial, he would have had to call the Prime Minister and Lord Havers, to give evidence in court.

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Elizabeth Butler-Sloss with Prince Andrew (friend of convicted billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein)

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Dame Alun Roberts‏ @ciabaudo

I wonder how Butler Sloss feels about the corrupt and depraved picture of her brother Michael Havers painted in the new Playland book? How could a woman with such direct contacts to paedo scene be chosen as chair?

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It might be a scandal involving small boys…

Cassandra Cogno‏ @CassandraCogno

Important that Tim Fortescue’s comments are placed in the context of events of the time he was a whip – Playland Trials 1&2

In the context of Heath report, the Playland trials 1 2 & 3 1970-1975 raise new questions about

the “millionaires, titled & influential” people purchasing runaway boys at Piccadilly Circus and how they escaped trial

Tim Fortescue Chief Whip during Playland Trial No 1 1972

Don’t mention the Piccadilly Clean-Up

Prince Charles’ friend Charles Hornby – Lloyd’s underwriter convicted in 1975 Playland trial just before PIE formed

https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/2014/05/10/the-playland-cover-up/

Charles Hornby,convicted 1975 Playland trial,7 years prior his elder brother’s star & royalty-studded wedding

Playland Amusement Arcade trial 1975 – Charles Hornby & his red mini-transit van – David Archer’s dossier 1976
Missing Playland Trial No 2 (1975) dossiers of Sir Robert Marks & David Archer need to be found
Skelhorn was also the DPP when the ‘Playland’ scandal broke, which saw the Old Etonian Lloyds underwriter Charles Hornby jailed for the sexual exploitation of homeless boys near Piccadilly Circus. It’s widely believed Hornby was the establishment scapegoat and many other VIPs managed to escape justice. The judge admitted not all the perpetrators were in the dock and one of the defendants, David Archer, said he’d presented police with a dossier naming millionaires and titled and influential people involved in the Playland affair. There was “a tremendous cover up to protect these people,” he argued.
Any knowledge of Bernard Briggs in Malta ? He was co-owner/manager of Playland & on hols in Malta for 1975 trial of Hornby&co?

justme‏ @zante03

George Kennedy Young mentioned in Playland book

MI6’S GEORGE KENNEDY YOUNG; VIP CHILD ABUSE

George Kennedy Young, former deputy director of MI6.

Truthseeker1‏ @thewakeupcall09:

Paedophile Lord Louis Mountbatten

 

Lord Louis Mountbatten former chauffeur Norman Nield exposed him

http://cecaust.com.au/pubs/pdfs/AAS-NZ-paedophile-feature.pdf

Meanwhile, in New Zealand, there have been such newspaper headlines as, “‘Uncle Dickie’ the Sex Pervert” (N.Z. Truth, Sept.  8, 1987), since Mountbatten’s former chauffeur, Norman Nield, started revealing details of the late Lord Mountbatten’s alleged sexual exploitation of boys.

Paedophile Lord Louis Mountbatten

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Edward Prince of Wales and his cousin Lord Louis Mountbatten “relax” in a canvas swimming pool on board H. M. S. Renown during their 1920 Empire Tour.

Lord Louis was a great grandson of Queen Victoria and the uncle of Prince Philip (consort of Queen Elizabeth II). Mountbatten was also a promiscuous bisexual who was famously rumored to have had an affair with Edward VIII (who was Prince of Wales at the time) when he accompanied him on his Empire tours (see photo above).

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The Queen. Like any human being, she is subject to the influence of those around her. While he lived, Lord Mountbatten was a persuasive counsellor, and he formulated the plan for Prince Charles’s unusually rigorous education.

http://www.nytimes.com/1981/07/26/magazine/an-informal-look-at-the-royal-family.html?pagewanted=all

Mr Fawcett began his royal service in 1981 as a footman to the Queen, becoming sergeant footman and then Charles’ assistant valet. Pictured: Mr Fawcett and Prince Charles in 1992

George Anthony Smith (13 September 1960 – 24 August 2005) was a former footman and valet in the Royal Household of Prince Charles.

Smith alleged:

  • that he was raped by Michael Fawcett, a favoured servant of the Prince Charles; and
  • that Fawcett was himself in a homosexual relationship with the Prince of Wales, who protected him.

The allegations made international headlines in November 2003 and were the subject of a legal injunction in the United Kingdom.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Smith_(royal_servant)

Mar 9, 2018

Prince Charles hands key £95,000 job heading charity empire to former valet Michael Fawcett who left his service after selling off royal gifts

  • Mr Fawcett made £95,000-a-year Chief Executive of The Prince’s Foundation
  • In 2003 he was forced out when an inquiry found he had sold off official gifts
  • Bullying complaints saw him resign in 1998 but he was reinstated within a week

 

Princess Diana, in intimate confessions recorded on video by her voice coach,   described her sex life with Prince Charles as “odd, very odd”. 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/princess-diana-parents-earl-spencer-never-loved-her-sex-tapes-channel-4-remarriage-countess-footage-a7870856.html


 
 

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Has Prince Charles found his true spiritual home on a Greek rock?

12 May 2004

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On Monday night a resplendent yacht docked at the watery entrance to the world’s only monastic republic. A middle-aged man, followed by two bodyguards, stepped on to the jetty of the peninsula in northern Greece and into the “state” known variously as Mount Athos, Aghio Oros and the Holy Mount.

A few monks in black robes and pillar-box hats stood waiting, but, under orders to keep the identity of this particular pilgrim secret, it was a reception without fanfare. Their guest – clean-shaven in contrast to the bearded clerics – was Prince Charles, on his third clandestine retreat to Athos in the past 12 months.

According to friends and associates of the prince, the future head of the Church of England has become enamoured of the Orthodox faith to the point that he has adorned a section of his home at Highgrove with prized Byzantine icons. Many are believed to originate from the Mount, the Orthodox world’s holiest site.

“There is no question that the British royal is Orthodox in his heart,” confided one Athonite monk, making a rare trip outside the remote republic. “Sadly, he is very constrained by his position.”

Athos, they say, encapsulates Charles’s profound admiration for tradition, ancient wisdom and a divine natural order – even if it has maintained a ban on women since AD1060.

Women are still forbidden from going within 500 metres of the monks’ republic. Yellow signs along the shores of the 400-square-mile peninsula shoo away “female intruders”, despite growing calls within the EU to have the ban lifted. For the nearly 2,000 monks who have devoted their lives to shunning sexual desire through prayer, the Virgin Mary is the only acceptable female presence.

The prince, like his friend, the composer Sir John Tavener, who converted to Greek Orthodoxy in 1977, is said to be especially drawn to the Orthodox church’s rugged spirituality. Orthodox faithful are allowed to marry up to three times.

Not since the Stuarts has an heir to the throne taken such an intellectual interest in religion. For years Charles, who assumes the title of Defender of the Faith when he becomes king, has displayed an unprecedented interest in denominations as divergent as Islam and Buddhism.

But his regular meetings with Ephraim, the abbot of Vatopedion – his adopted monastery on the Mount – have helped fuel speculation that the prince is being personally instructed in eastern Christianity, even if it is fiercely denied by courtiers.

The Cypriot-born abbot is said to be a frequent visitor to Highgrove.

Witnesses say that when the prince arrived in Athos days after the death of Princess Diana almost seven years ago, it was Ephraim who induced him to join the faith. Closeted in a chamber alone with the abbot, Charles is believed to have made a “spiritual commitment” to Christian Orthodoxy.

“What people forget is that Orthodoxy is in his family,” Archbishop Grigorios of Thyateira, who heads the 500,000-strong Orthodox community in Britain, told the Guardian.

“One of Charles’s aunts, the Grand Duchess Eugenia, was proclaimed an Orthodox saint after she was murdered in Moscow where she had established a monastery. His paternal grandmother, Aliki [Alice], was a nun for most of her life. She spoke very good Greek and in her later years, when she came to live in London, she kept an Orthodox chapel in Buckingham Palace,” added the prelate. “Aliki was a very powerful woman whom I’m sure had a very strong influence on Charles in his early years.”

As the religious centre of eastern Orthodoxy, Athos is a magnet for pilgrims dedicated to the faith. Many – as testified by the growing number of monks from the EU, Canada, Australia and the US – don’t look back. And among Europe’s wealthy blue bloods, the luxuriant territory is seen as the perfect “detox” getaway.

But the prince’s affection for a place where visitors sleep on lumpy mattresses and rise at 4am has also raised the inevitable question of whether the heir to the throne harbours desires of eventually converting to the religion.

Prince Philip, his Corfu-born father who like Charles is an honorary member of the Friends of Mount Athos, had to switch to Anglicanism from Greek Orthodoxy to marry the Queen.

In their large, decaying monasteries the clerics cherish the sort of Spartan conditions that Charles hated at Gordonstoun, his stern Scottish boarding school. Most also make no secret of their loathing of other western religions.

In the wake of last year’s allegations of rape and the sale of gifts which engulfed the house of Windsor and its staff, senior Greek Orthodox priests launched a spirited defence of the prince. Many denounced the claims as an “international conspiracy” unleashed by forces bent on destroying the reluctant royal’s new-found affection for the religion.

“All these attacks against Charles are doubtless due to the fact that he has embraced Orthodoxy,” said His Beatitude, Anthimos, the Bishop of Alexandroupolis. “If his Orthodox beliefs were ever to be made official, people would find it very troubling.”

Officially, St James’s Palace says the prince’s trips to the car-free Mount are a purely “personal affair”.

“He goes there as a private individual, not in his official capacity as the Prince of Wales,” said Kirstine Clark, a spokeswoman at the palace. “Visits are very much in his private time, so we don’t issue details. What I can say is that he is interested in the architecture and spirituality of Mount Athos.”

But, perhaps because he stands to become the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, Charles is also unusually sensitive about his trips to the Mount. His visits have been shrouded in secrecy. Countless Greeks with access to the community told the Guardian they were under oath never to mention them.

Government officials and diplomats are politely told not to escort the prince to Vatopedion, which he helped restore with money from the auction of his watercolours.

Attending the opening of the newly refurbished monastery last year, the prince said he hoped each of the Mount’s 23 monasteries would soon regain their former splendour. He would, he said, work hard to ensure that happened.

Charles to make spiritual return

AS HE approaches his fifth wedding anniversary next month, Prince Charles is feeling the need for a male-only spiritual recharge: he is contemplating a solo sojourn to a monastery in northern Greece.

 

https://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/adam-helliker/162065/Charles-to-make-spiritual-return

Greece jails Abbot Ephraim in Mount Athos fraud case

2011

Vatopedi is part of the ancient Mount Athos monastic community that has been visited by Britain’s Prince Charles and Russia’s Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

The abbot of the prestigious Vatopedi monastery on Mount Athos in Greece has been jailed pending trial for alleged fraud and embezzlement.

Greek Supreme Court Charges 14 over Vatopedi Monastery Scandal

2014

Greece ’s Supreme Court indicted 14 individuals earlier today over the Vatopedi Monastery land swap scandal that became public in August 2008. The court struck down a Supreme Court deputy prosecutor’s reversal of the indictments, requested by three of the defendants, which had been issued by a criminal appeals court.

Those charged are Vatopedi Monastery Abbot Ephraim, monk Arsenios, notary Aikaterini Peleki, attorneys Dionysis Pelekis and Dimitrios Pelekis, former head of the Hellenic Public Real Estate Company (KED) Petros Papageorgiou, KED board member Constantinos Gratsios, former director of KED’s real estate management service Georgios Mitropoulos, former Agriculture Ministry secretary general Constantinos Skiadas and former head of Rural Development Ministry Stamatoula Madeli. Also indicted is former Legal Council of State Vice President Grigoris Krombas, as well as Christodoulos Botsios, Stefanos Detsis and Ioannis Dionysopoulos.

The 14 charged are accused of morally or otherwise instigating acts of breach of trust and issuing false certificates in connection with transactions swapping real estate in Lake Vistonida and its shores with prime real estate belonging to the Greek state as well as damaging the state’s interests. The cost to the state is believed to have been at least 100 million euros, while according to financial writer Michael Lewis, a Greek parliamentary commission established to investigate the scandal, estimated the value of government property received by the monastery at one billion euros. The public fury that followed the revelation of the illegal land swaps led the government of New Democracy to cancel the deals and two Ministers resigned, under huge pressure from the media.

Ioannis Aggelou, director of Former Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis’ office at the time, was the only person to be acquitted under the specific indictments.


Efraim’s ring ran cash slush funds to bribe politicians,  offshore companies, got nearly 200 million euros in loans from banks,  and played a role in the engineered collapse of the banks of Andreas Vgenopoulos in Cyprus which cost tax payers 4 billion euros.

“Mt Athos is currently one large building site in contrast to the dereliction and poverty of the rest of Greece. It seems unreal that humble monks should be employing so much specialist labour. This must be costing hundreds of millions of euros. The ancient buildings have received EU and Unesco grants, but these surely account for a fraction of the lavish expenditure I observed. Such huge grants could not be justified given that access is so limited and entry is forbidden to women,” reports The Spectator.

http://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/09/what-is-behind-vladimir-putins-curious-interest-in-mount-athos/

https://birdflu666.wordpress.com/2016/09/14/vatopedi-monastery-got-109-million-in-loans-from-vgenopoulos-helped-in-4-billion-cyprus-bailout-scam-trial-to-resume-in-greece/

Court acquits all defendants in Vatopedi Monastery land swap trial


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