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By Michael Gillard

In For Queen & Currency, investigative journalist Michael Gillard exposes a big fraud and safety scandal at Buckingham Palace which Scotland backyard and the Royal family attempted to suppress.

Drawing on millions of leaked records and police assets, Gillard tells the interior tale of a bunch of Royalty defense officials who entertained a lifetime of high-risk playing, brown envelopes of money and remarkable gangsta poses at the throne of britain whereas supposedly guarding the royal relations and their secrets and techniques from terrorism and press intrusion.

Paul web page, a tender royal security officer grew to become degenerate gambler, ran a hedge fund for law enforcement officials throughout the credits and estate booms. His forex membership guess hundreds of thousands on flow in sterling and gold and paid traders returns past the desires of avarice and monetary common sense. As be aware unfold to different royal palaces, extra safeguard officials and their associates piled in with reductions and inexpensive loans from banks, lots of that have been operating their very own Ponzi rip-off.

Page used to be hiding large playing losses and whilst the returns dried up successful guy threatened his family members, sending the royal cop over the sting and at the rampage with a gun.

Scotland backyard attempted to spin the scandal to divert awareness from its personal regulatory disasters. yet web page refused to move quietly. His sensational trial grew to become an area to reveal the so-called elite royalty safety squad and the personal lifetime of a senior royal. "The Queen goes to be mightily pissed off,†? he warned. "[There used to be] an agreed figuring out that what occurred at Royalty stayed at Royalty.†?

Not from now on.

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She put it down to lingering bad memories of her last relationship with Thomas’s father. Page, however, was free-falling in love and often skived off work for some ‘victim liaison’. Lying in bed together he would blank calls from the control room asking for assistance. One day a new skipper at Grays police station wanted to accompany Page on duty. ‘I’ve got a lot of witness statements to take, skip,’ said Page, thinking quickly and hoping his boss would back off. ‘That’s alright, I’ll give you a hand,’ said the new sergeant.

Soon after, more senior officers turned up at the flat. Page approached one of them. ‘Skip, there’s all this personal stuff I’ve found in her bedroom, love letters, pictures and half a sex shop. ’ ‘That’s not our job,’ said the senior officer. ’ The police did, however, take away the tape in the answering machine, the suicide note and the sealed letters Hills had so precisely left behind. As he recounted the story to Laura that night, the thing that puzzled them most was the coolness of the upper classes in the face of such personal tragedy.

Clearly, corrupt officers like Page were not going to grass themselves up while still serving in the police and colleagues who were not involved in the corruption were unlikely to blow the whistle and become pariahs at work. As for the traders, there was no benefit to be gained from making a complaint. Even if the Met’s anti-corruption squad were called in, Page claims it didn’t always spell trouble for officers under suspicion. For example, on one eventful night duty, an African man was in the cells for a public order offence involving drink and possibly drugs.

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