I would highly recommended reading about the what is on the alleged tapes ... the royal is not on the tapes ... it has more to do with one of his staffer. Moreover, it was a gossip source called radar that posted the name ... and this was picked by the CBC. Nicholas Davies, who writes absolutely ghastly books about the royals -- filled with errors - named the person in an interview on Fox News channel (which is owned by Murdoch, which also owned the Aussie paper where the story appeared.) However, legal action can be taken against these and other media organizations because the victim cannot be named publicly. Now it is a good bet that the victim is indeed the person named - the Telegraph gives a good clue about the person being a favorite relative of the queen. As for the sale, Lord Linley and Sarah sold a fraction of their mother's items. There were reasons for this - including death taxes (and they paid even more than expected due to the money raised) ... and they could not afford to maintain the insurance on many of the items - but what they sold was a mere fraction of what they kept. However, they did have a serious tax bill to deal with, and neither David nor Sarah could have paid it. They are not that rich.
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