Royal 'targeted in blackmail plot'

MAV

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Buckingham Palace has refused to comment on a report that a member of the Royal Family has been the target of a blackmail attempt.

The Sunday Times says an unnamed Royal was at the centre of a £50,000 "sex and drugs" blackmail scam.

A Palace spokesman refused to discuss the details of the case, except to say that it was a matter for Scotland Yard and police were investigating.
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Police said two men, aged 30 and 40, appeared at City of Westminster Magistrates Court on September 13, each charged with one count of blackmail.

The pair was remanded in custody to reappear at the Old Bailey on December 20.

The Sunday Times said two men demanded £50,000 from the Royal household, threatening to go public with a video recording involving sex and drugs if their demands were not met.

The paper said that the footage was linked to a member of the Royal Family and a royal aide.

The alleged blackmailers first made contact with the royal household on August 2, the paper said.

The two alleged blackmailers were arrested on September 11 in central London.

A Scotland Yard spokeswoman said the hearing had been held "in camera", meaning in private.

She said reporting restrictions had been imposed to prevent the publication of anything which would lead to the identification of the victims or witnesses.
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gleet

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Royalty. What an abhorrent idea.

Fuck em.
 

thrawn42

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I thought this was about Royal Tenenbaum.