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British Duke Tied to Spitzer Hooker Ring

Gerald Grosvenor, UK's richest man, could be Emperor's 'Client 6'
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2008 4:44 PM CDT
British Duke Tied to Spitzer Hooker Ring
Duke of Westminster Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor here in a 2003 file photo, has been linked to the prostitution ring that also involved New York governor Eliot Spitzer.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The richest man in England has been linked to the prostitution ring patronized by Eliot Spitzer, the New York Daily News reports. Sources identified Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, as Emperors Club “Client 6,” who arranged four visits in late 2006. Grosvenor is a close friend of Prince Charles—and godfather to Prince William, second in line to the throne.

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It is unclear whether Grosvenor was one of those caught on FBI wiretaps arranging trysts with the Emperors Club. Reports say the duke, despite being the 46th-richest person in the world, haggled with one girl over price; Emperors call girl Zana Brazdek said she wasn’t impressed, either: “I thought his conversation was quite boring," she said. (Read more Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor stories.)

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