FIRST ATTEMPTED BLACKMAIL OF BRITISH ROYAL IN A CENTURY
DAILY MAIL, UK - A well-known socialite on the London club scene has
been named as one of the alleged blackmailers behind the royal sex and
drugs blackmail plot. Ian Strachan, 30, of Chelsea, and Sean McGuigan,
40, of Battersea, have been charged with attempting to blackmail the
royal over video evidence, in which an aide allegedly claimed the royal
performed a sex act on the assistant.
Meanwhile, the royal at the centre of the plot is facing fresh agony
today as speculation about their identity was circulated on the
internet. The victim of an alleged L50,000 extortion attempt was granted
anonymity by the courts. But the court order was compromised amid
increasing gossip by internet discussion groups. The alleged blackmail
victim is not a senior member of the royal family.
The footage is said to show cocaine being cut up on a coffee table with
a Harrods charge card before being snorted by a royal aide. There are
also claims the aide was given an envelope marked with the royal
insignia containing cocaine.
The recordings are believed to have been made by mobile phone and by
hidden tape recorders at a flat near Buckingham Palace.