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04/15/2008 06:50 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

Viscount Linley, Son Of Princess Margaret, Reported As Royal Blackmail Target

Who is the British royal family member at the center of the sex and cocaine scandal? It's not Charles, Edward, or even Harry but Viscount David Linley, son of the late Princess Margaret, twelfth in line to the throne, sources tell Radar.

His story is blowing up the British papers today, but British law prohibits any of them from naming the hard-partying royal. As the tale goes, two men demanded £50,000 from 45-year-old Linley in return for footage allegedly showing a royal aide talking of gay sex with him. The aide is also allegedly seen on a video tape taking cocaine from an envelope embossed with Linley's name.

Read more on the royal blackmail scandal here

And more about the men accused of the blackmail here

UPDATE:
The case went to trial, and the royal blackmail target Linley won't have to testify about the gay tape.