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Leaked emails reveal Duke of York's involvement in ?15m property sale
His staff went to great lengths to ensure Sunninghill Park deal was closed
The 665-acre site was bought by Kazakh oligarch Timur Kulibayev
Messages reveal he wanted armed guards at the Berkshire mansion
Duke also tried to arrange for him to join the Queen's bank Coutts
Astonishing new details surrounding the mysterious sale of Prince Andrew?s marital home to a Kazakh oligarch are revealed today.
Leaked emails show the Prince was far more involved in the ?15 million sale of Sunninghill Park than previously admitted.
And they also reveal that his staff went to great lengths to ensure the 2007 deal went through.
The Duke?s then aide, Amanda Thirsk, discussed interior design and security arrangements with the wealthy Kazakhs.
She even tried to secure a deal for oligarch Timur Kulibayev to lease two fields next to the mansion from the Crown Estate for a ?peppercorn rent?.
The emails also reveal an extraordinary attempt by Andrew to arrange for Coutts, the Queen?s bank, to take Kulibayev on as a client.
The disclosures follow Saturday?s revelations in the Mail that Andrew helped a Greek sewage company and a Swiss finance house pursue a ?385 million contract in Kazakhstan.