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wbenson 10-27-2007 08:37 PM

Royal Blackmail Plot
 

Report: Pair tried to blackmail British royal - CNN.com



LONDON, England (AP) -- Police have arrested two men over an attempt to blackmail a member of the British royal family with an alleged sex tape, a newspaper reported.

The Sunday Times said the pair had approached the unnamed family member and demanded 50,000 pounds ($100,000) not to publicize a video allegedly showing the royal engaged in a sex act.

Skydragon 10-28-2007 06:46 AM

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Originally Posted by wbenson (Post 685551)

Palace 'No Comment' On Blackmail Plot |Sky News|UK News

BBC NEWS | UK | Royal 'targeted by blackmailers'

As you might imagine, this story is on every news channel - Let the speculation begin! :rolleyes:

Duchess 10-28-2007 07:19 AM

i wonder if we'll ever find out who the family member was. i'm guessing it was a minor royal.

LadyMacAlpine 10-28-2007 09:43 AM

I just heard about the blackmail on the radio. I think it stinks that anyone would go that far. They need to be tarred and feathered.

selrahc4 10-28-2007 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Duchess (Post 685719)
i wonder if we'll ever find out who the family member was. i'm guessing it was a minor royal.

That is what the BBC is reporting
BBC article

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The BBC understands that the claims do not relate to a senior royal, but to one with a low public profile.

TheTruth 10-28-2007 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Duchess (Post 685719)
i wonder if we'll ever find out who the family member was. i'm guessing it was a minor royal.

I agree. £ 50,000 is not much (well it's alot for me but not really for them). If it concerned a "major" royal, they would have increased the price, even triple it !

milla Ca 10-28-2007 01:26 PM

“Blackmail plot royal not senior“

The target of an alleged blackmail plot against the Royal Family was not a senior figure (...) the BBC understands the claims relate to a member of the family with low public profile.

BBC NEWS | UK | 'Blackmail plot royal not senior'

BeatrixFan 10-28-2007 04:10 PM

Not senior? Hmmm. Is Edward considered senior? Could be one of the Kent or Gloucester boys.

Nichola 10-28-2007 04:33 PM

When I first heard the story Prince Harry sprung to mind for me.

However, now we hear the person is a 'minor' royal I'm guessing Lord Frederik Windsor.:ermm:

angela 10-28-2007 04:49 PM

I thought Lord Frederick at first but when you think about it he has been out and about at functions since the date of the alledged blackmail looking normal and relaxed and I don't think that would be the case if he had this hanging over him. I havn't seen James Ogilvy or his sister at any functions latley. Could it be something to do with them perhaps?

blondie28 10-28-2007 04:53 PM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan (Post 685906)
Not senior? Hmmm. Is Edward considered senior? Could be one of the Kent or Gloucester boys.

I don't think it could be Edward, because he is sort of major since he is the monarch's son, I think it is Lord Frederick Windsor.

Nichola 10-28-2007 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by blondie28 (Post 685929)
I don't think it could be Edward, because he is sort of major since he is the monarch's son

I agree, Edward is a major royal as is the son of the Queen and carries out official engagements etc etc.

Plus, he doesn't strike me to be the sort of person who is involved in sex tapes and drugs!!:lol:

BeatrixFan 10-28-2007 06:19 PM

I didn't think of Freddie actually but it makes sense. Note that it's not the Royal who was taking drugs but it was the Royal who was being pleasured by an aide. Now, does Freddie have aides and is the aide in the video a man or a woman? It's only a matter of time before it's on the internet though so we'll find out soon enough.

wbenson 10-28-2007 06:28 PM

reddie was my gu
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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan (Post 685974)
I didn't think of Freddie actually but it makes sense. Note that it's not the Royal who was taking drugs but it was the Royal who was being pleasured by an aide. Now, does Freddie have aides and is the aide in the video a man or a woman? It's only a matter of time before it's on the internet though so we'll find out soon enough.

It could have been one of his parents' aides, or an aide to another family member.

BeatrixFan 10-28-2007 06:47 PM

Very true. I mean, I've assumed it's a male aide and my gaydar has always spun whenever I've seen Freddie. I could be very wrong but someone on the radio just mentioned him so it seems most people are jumping to the Freddie conclusion.

sirhon11234 10-28-2007 07:42 PM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan (Post 685986)
Very true. I mean, I've assumed it's a male aide and my gaydar has always spun whenever I've seen Freddie. I could be very wrong but someone on the radio just mentioned him so it seems most people are jumping to the Freddie conclusion.

:lol:
Your comments are very funny BeatrixFan

I won't say that I think Freddie is gay but it has crossed my mind more then once. Now the question is who is this aid and what is their gender. This news is probably a piece of Heaven for the tabloids.

Zonk 10-28-2007 08:18 PM

The name will be over the media within a couple of days. The press will be on this like a dog on a bone.

I am thinking Freddie, he is a minor royal, maybe the aide was a friend? And 50K...not a lot of money in the scheme of things...but since that side of the Kents have always cried poor...I am thinking its him.

BeatrixFan 10-28-2007 08:27 PM

BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Saudi visit to seal ties with UK

Aside from the Freddie thing, the King of Saudi Arabia is coming to London tomorrow. I'll be in Westminster around the time he's due to arrive at BP so I may take a wander over to have a look. Of course this means alot of glitter with a potential tiara outing for Camilla and lots of lovely jewels as gifts from the King - maybe even a few medals.

wbenson 10-28-2007 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by BeatrixFan (Post 685986)
my gaydar has always spun whenever I've seen Freddie.

You aren't alone.

Royal Fan 10-28-2007 09:43 PM

Yup same here no offense to those who are BTW.


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