King Charles III struggling after losing most-trusted aide: What happened to Michael Fawcett?

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King Charles III lost his right-hand man, Michael Fawcett, before assuming the throne. So, as he begins his reign as the new monarch, he is said to be struggling with his new responsibilities after missing his most trusted confidant.

Following Queen Elizabeth II’s State Funeral, members of the royal family, particularly her successor, resumed their duties to carry on Her Majesty’s legacy. Although King Charles III had spent decades preparing for it, his new role has reportedly been difficult because he no longer has his righthand man.

According to RadarOnline, the new monarch struggles to find footing in his new role because he lost Fawcett. According to The Telegraph, King Charles III once stated that he could live without anyone but his most trusted aide.

Fawcett began working for him in the late 1980s and recently resigned due to the cash for honors scandal. Although his departure aided the palace in protecting the King’s image, it is said to have left the royal “bereft.”

A source stated:

“His loss is enormous. Michael was the King’s absolute closest confidante. He provided the boss with camaraderie and reassurance, which is exactly what he needs right now.”

According to the news outlet’s source, King Charles III believed Fawcett and Queen Consort Camilla were the only people who understood him. But now that he’s lost his confidant, Camilla is the only one he has.

In 2021, The Sunday Times published a shocking report about Saudi Arabian billionaire Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz’s donation to secure the honorary Commander of the Best Order of the British Empire for non-British citizens (CBE).

Fawcett allegedly received the payment from Mahfouz and assisted him in obtaining a golden visa, which could grant him UK citizenship and residency.

Leaked emails have since surfaced, revealing a conversation between Mahfouz’s advisor and William Bortrick, the owner of Burke’s Peerage magazine, as they discussed the promised award.

King Charles III hit another snag after reports of receiving $3 million in cash from Qatar’s former prime minister, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.

Meanwhile, a royal source told PEOPLE that the King has decided not to accept large cash donations in the future. Instead, the charity is said to receive a series of checks.