Watch Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson Caught Over Prince Andrew Bribery Scandal Video:
The Duchess of York has been caught on tape trying to make big bucks off Buckingham Palace, selling access to ex-hubby Prince Andrew for more than $700,000.
The pathetic bid for money was completely unknown to the prince, who is the second son of Queen Elizabeth and fourth in line to the throne, according to the News of the World, which set up the sting operation.
Ferguson, a 50-year-old redhead, even says flat out the prince “never does accept a penny for anything,” before shaking on the shady deal.
According to the article, “Unknown to the Prince, Fergie PROMISED to introduce us to him, CLAIMED he’d help fix lucrative deals and DEMANDED a cut of all profits. She vowed: “Look after me and he’ll look after you. . . you’ll get it back tenfold. I can open any door you want.”
Ferguson’s spokeswoman, Kate Waddington, confirmed to The Associated Press the recording was authentic. She said the duchess was “devastated” and regretted the embarrassment she had caused.
The tabloid details two secret meetings in New York and London where the former Weight Watchers spokeswoman unveiled her ploy for payments: blatantly asking for a $40,000 cash advance followed by 500,000 pounds ($718,500) as a wire transfer and a promise of future commissions in exchange for providing access to Britain’s royal famil