Queen Elizabeth’s staffer admits to stealing from Buckingham Palace, selling royal items on eBay

Queen Elizabeth’s staffer admits to stealing from Buckingham Palace, selling royal items on eBay

Buckingham Palace catering assistant Adam Canto has admitted to stealing items from 엘리자베스 2 세 여왕 and selling them on eBay.

The 37-year-old pleaded guilty to three counts of theft between November 2019 and August 2020 at Westminster Magistrates’ Court, 그만큼 BBC 월요일에보고. The British staffer stole a “significant quantity” of items, which were discovered by police at his quarters located in the palace’s Royal Mews.

Some of the items included signed official photographs of 해리 왕자, 프린스 윌리엄케이트 미들턴, as well as a royal state banquet photo album of President Donald Trump’s visit to the U.K.

콘센트에 따라, 약 77 items were taken from the palace shop, while others were stolen from staff lockers and Prince Andrew’s storeroom.

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Queen Elizabeth II has been spending her time with husband Prince Philip, 99, at Windsor Castle, Sandringham estate and Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

Queen Elizabeth II has been spending her time with husband Prince Philip, 99, at Windsor Castle, Sandringham estate and Balmoral Castle in Scotland. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

게다가, Canto admitted to stealing a Companion of Bath medal belonging to the Master of the Household, Vice Admiral Master Tony Johnstone-Burt, and a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order medal from the locker of former British Army officer Maj Gen Richard Sykes, which was given to him by Elizabeth, 94, 에 2010.

성명서, Johnstone-Burt said he first realized his medal was missing when he wanted to wear it for Elizabeth’s Trooping the Colour. He was later told by staff that the stolen items were for sale online.

Prosecutor Simon Maughan told the court that the stolen goods, totaling between $ 13,000 과 $ 135,000, were listed for sale on eBay. 하나, a total of 37 items were sold on the auction site for “well under” their value. Canto earned $ 10,000 from the sales.

The outlet noted that Canto took advantage of the ongoing 코로나 바이러스 감염병 세계적 유행 when he gained more access to offices and other rooms he normally didn’t frequent.

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Some of the items included sign official photographs of Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton (pictured here with Queen Elizabeth II), as well as a royal state banquet photo album of President Donald Trump’s visit to the U.K.

Some of the items included sign official photographs of Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton (pictured here with Queen Elizabeth II), as well as a royal state banquet photo album of President Donald Trump’s visit to the U.K. (Photo by Phil Noble – WPA 풀 / 게티 이미지)

District Judge Alexander Jacobs released Canto on conditional bail but was warned he faced a possible jail sentence. Canto will be sentenced at Southwark Crown Court at a later date.

Royal staffers faced being laid off this summer due to the pandemic as many of the British royal family’s palaces and castles remained closed, 피플 매거진 월요일에보고.

The outlet shared that the staff is employed by the Royal Collection Trust, the charity that runs the opening of the palaces and its accompanying stores. The Trust’s income comes almost entirely from visitors through ticket and gift shop sales.

With the palaces closed due to 코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19, it is estimated that “tens of millions have been wiped off the expected earnings” for 2020.

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Elizabeth has not been back at her London residence since March. She’s been spending her time with husband 필립 왕자, 99, at Windsor Castle, Sandringham estate and Balmoral Castle in Scotland.

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