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Complainant Name:
Mr Michael Fawcett

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Mr Michael Fawcett complained to the Press Complaints Commission through Kingsley Napley solicitors of London that an article was inaccurate when it stated that he had "resigned from royal service after it had emerged he had taken 20% of the proceeds of unwanted royal gifts".


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the following clarification, in addition to amending the newspaper's online version of the article:

An article (14 November 2009) referred to Michael Fawcett, the former valet of the Prince of Wales, resigning after it emerged he had received 20 per cent of the proceeds of sales of royal gifts. In fact, a report in 2003 found no evidence that Mr Fawcett sold royal gifts without authorisation or took commission on sales. We are happy to make this clear.

Date Published: 07/05/2010

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