Wikileaks has revealed Prince Andrew’s rude and pretty hilarious rant in which he dismisses the US, France, Kyrgyzstan and the Serious Fraud Office over a brunch with a US ambassador.
Prince Andrew’s comments shocked Tatania Gfoeller, the US envoy to Kyrgyzstan, who sent a cable to Washington in 2008, never imagining that the message would be made public on Wikileaks.
The cable describes the meeting as: “Astonishingly candid, the discussion at times verged on the rude (from the British side).”
Prince Andrew is also said to have described doing business in the Yukon as being corrupt and compared this to France.
“One businessman said that doing business here is ‘like doing business in the Yukon’ in the nineteenth century, i. e. Only those willing to participate in local corrupt practices are able to make any money,” continued the cable.
“’Before all you heard was Akayev’s son’s name. Now it’s Bakiyev’s son’s name.’”
At this point Prince Andrew is said to have laughed, saying that: ‘All of this sounds exactly like France’”.
The Prince also put in his two-pence worth about the Serious Fraud Office.
“He railed at British anti-corruption investigators, who had had the ‘idiocy’ of almost scuttling the Al-Yamama deal with Saudi Arabia,” wrote Gfoeller.
Finally, Prince Andrew gave the US a quick slagging off, ranting: “The Americans don’t understand geography. Never have.”
Meanwhile a criminal investigation has been launched into how Wikileaks obtained the documents. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in hiding and there are reports that Barak Obama could take legal action against him.
Assnage has said that Wikileaks’ next target will be the banking sector and has warned that one American bank could suffer as big a scandal as Enron.