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Royal chauffeur is suspended

May 25, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A royal chauffeur was suspended over allegations that he gave undercover reporters a tour of Queen Elizabeth II's luxury limousines and other sensitive areas of her Buckingham Palace home in exchange for money.

London police said they were examining the allegations and holding talks on security with staff at the London palace following reports of the breach.

The News of the World tabloid said two of its reporters, posing as wealthy Middle Eastern businessmen, were shown around secure areas of Buckingham Palace and allowed to sit inside Bentleys used by the royal family. The newspaper said it paid the chauffeur the equivalent of $1,588 for the tour.

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