A Buckingham Palace worker has been imprisoned for stealing prized possessions including pictures of Prince Harry, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Adamo Canto, 37, took signed photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and an image album of Donald Trump’s state check out to Britain.

The BBC reported that the catering assistant also took a signed photo of Prince Harry– in a case that may activate challenging memories for the 2 princes.

Canto is not the first palace worker apprehended over taking royal personal belongings: the former butler of the princes’ mom Diana was found with 310 of her possessions in his home.

Nevertheless, while Canto was jailed for 8 months for making ₤ 7,741(around $10,500) selling 37 items on eBay, Burrell was acquitted after an intervention by Queen Elizabeth II in November 2002.

Prince Harry and Prince William Remembrance Uniforms
Princes Harry and William attend the yearly Remembrance Sunday service at the Cenotaph in London on November 10,2019 Catering assistant Adamo Canto has been imprisoned for taking signed photos of the siblings.
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The trial was already underway– and expected to trigger significant humiliation to Prince Charles– when the queen informed her hubby and oldest kid about a conversation she had had with Burrell in the months after Diana’s death.

A declaration on the royal family’s site checks out: “In December 1997 the Queen fulfilled Mr Burrell independently for about one and a half hours at his request.

” In the course of the conversation Mr Burrell discussed that he had actually taken some of the Princess’s papers for safekeeping.”

The prosecution case had been combated on the basis Burrell had not informed anybody he had actually taken Diana’s ownerships, meaning the queen’s recollection blew it apart.

Barrister William Boyce informed the court the case was “no longer feasible since it has actually proceeded on an incorrect facility that Mr Burrell had actually never ever told anybody that he was holding anything for safekeeping.”

It had actually initially been claimed that Burrell was offering the products he took, although the royal household’s website highlights that the police confessed in court they had no proof for this.

The case collapsed nearly two years after authorities first raided Burrell’s home, near Runcorn, in Cheshire, England, discovering private letters, tapes and images, including images of William and Harry as children in the bath with Charles, the Daily Mail reported.

Three-and-a-half years after Diana’s death, Burrell had 2,000 negatives, 30 signed photos of Diana and her individual notes to William while he was at school.

However, Burrell declared Diana had actually provided to him for safekeeping.

Having actually strolled free from court, he composed a book about the princess that claimed she had sent him a letter stating Prince Charles was preparing “a mishap in my car.”

Paul Burrell Outside Court During Diana Inquest
Paul Burrell, previous butler of Princess Diana, postures for journalism outside the High Court on January 14, 2007, throughout an inquest into her death. Burrell was cleared of stealing some of her valuables in a 2002 trial.
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In Canto’s case, police discovered some of the stolen products at his quarters in the palace’s Royal Mews while others were sold on eBay.

He took 77 products from the palace store, in addition to taking from personnel lockers, the Queen’s gallery shop and the Duke of York’s storage room, the BBC reported.

Canto, from Scarborough, North Yorkshire, also took a Companion of the Bath honors medal, which he sold for ₤350, and a Leader of the Royal Victorian Order medal from the locker of Major General Richard Sykes.


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