Britain’s “randy royal”, Prince Andrew, is living up to his tabloid reputation by partying on a Saudi billionaire’s superyacht while London burns in the riots. The London Daily Mirror reports that Andrew’s been living it up with a young blonde bikini-clad companion aboard the Nafisa, a classically-styled 49.25m superyacht custom built by Fr. Schweers Shipyard in 1986. The yacht belongs to Saudi tycoon Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel. Worth a reputed $3.5 billion, Jameel, whose main claim to fame is ownership of the world’s largest Toyota dealership, could certainly afford a much more modern and expensive vessel.
The Nafisa, refitted in 1997, is not without its charms however, especially for a priapic prince looking for a little nooky on the high seas. Andrew, who has had to give up his title as Britain’s “special representative” for Trade and Investment thanks to a few too many embarrassing exploits, was flown to the French island of Corsica by the other day to begin his jaunt on the Mediterranean. The Nafisa offers luxury accommodation for up to 16 guests, but the prince and his babe had the boat mostly to themselves, not counting Andrew’s bodyguards.