There is something incredibly shady about this story…
A Mayfair socialite battered to death in his multimillion-pound flat had been in a civil partnership with Princess of Michael of Kent’s interior designer, it emerged today.
Robert Troyan, 63, was found lying in a pool of blood in the kitchen of his Mount Street home in London on Friday afternoon.
He and his late partner, the interior designer and architect Anthony Feldman, became partners under the Civil Partnership Act on December 10, 2005.
They were one of the first couples to do so and were allowed to tie the knot eleven days before the law officially came into force because Mr Feldman was dying of pancreatic cancer.
He died aged 52, eight days after the ceremony.
As if the story wasn’t sad enough…
‘The cleaner found him in the kitchen, she came in and started screaming, I heard she was uncontrollable, she was on her hands and knees, just uncontrollable.
‘It was a head wound, there was blood pouring on the floor. Workmen working above, they are doing a new kitchen, just heard her screaming and shouting.
‘I was in the basement. When I came out there were six or seven police cars with their blue lights flashing. The workmen said they didn’t touch his body, but could tell that he wasn’t breathing.’
The caretaker said the block consisted of around 15 flats, but only four had long term tenants as the rest were short-term lets.
He added: ‘I still have no idea what has happened. I’ve been the caretaker 24 years. No one has told me anything.’
The caretaker said Mr Troyan was ‘a drinker’ who had visitors twice a week to his smart one bedroom flat.
Flats on the street sell for £2-3million, while a nine-bedroom property on Mount Street is currently on the market for £32million.
R.I.P. to Mr Troyan, but someone might want to keep an eye on that “cleaner”. There is something crazy suspect about this whole story.
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