Andrew Windsor, son of Britain's hereditary head of state, has said that police are idiots for investigating corruption in trade deals. He also criticised British newspapers for investigating corruption.
Mr. Windsor, know to feudalists as “the Duke of York”, is Britain's “special trade representative”, a job he is unlikely to have been given if he were not a Windsor.
Mr. Windsor's comments were made in 2008 and revealed when WikiLeaks published a cable from the US ambassador to Kyrgyzstan. Using a humiliating term for the British present, the ambassador reported that “His mother's subjects seated around the table roared their approval” of the comments.
Windsor also claimed that Western powers were “back in the thick of playing the Great Game” in the region. “And this time we mean to win” he went on.
Despite the damage to Britain's reputation Buckingham Palace, the Windsor family centre, and the government refused to comment. It is widely considered improper to criticised the Windsors.