Queen’s courtier, Prince Charles’ cousin and other members of high society celebrate UK launch of group ‘accused of links to Russian spies’

By Vanessa Allen and Jessica Green

A cousin of Prince Charles and a courtier to the Queen were guests at the launch of a Russian tsarist-era society accused of links to Vladimir Putin’s spies, it was revealed yesterday.

Colonel Christopher Mackenzie-Beevor, the most senior permanent officer of the Queen’s ceremonial bodyguard, gave a speech to the British branch of the Imperial Orthodox Palestine Society (IOPS).

Guests included Prince Charles’s cousin Princess Katarina of Yugoslavia, the Marquess of Bristol and former Conservative MP Lady Olga Maitland, who has previously told MI5 that a Russian KGB colonel once tried to recruit her.


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