Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, repeatedly exploited his taxpayer-funded role as Britain's trade envoy to work behind the scenes for his close friend, the multi-millionaire financier David Rowland.
E-mails reveal that while on official trade missions meant to promote UK business, Andrew was quietly promoting a private Luxembourg-based bank for the super-rich, owned by Rowland and his family.
The Prince allowed the Rowlands to shoehorn meetings into his official trade tours so they could expand their bank and woo powerful and wealthy clients.
When Andrew was facing the sack from his envoy role because of the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, Rowland's son and business lieutenant, Jonathan, suggested their commercial activities could continue 'under the radar'. Andrew responded: 'I like your thinking.'