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Kate Middleton is the model of decorum, but some of her friends enjoy living dangerously. Mandrake learns that a house used for sex parties by her chum Emma Sayle is the subject of an investigation.
Officials at Westminster council are trying to establish whether the £30 million house in Portland Place was the scene of an orgy. If so, it would break the terms of a High Court injunction.
"Following a complaint from one of our residents that this home has been used again as a venue for parties, our planning enforcement officers have launched an investigation," confirms Rosemarie MacQueen, Westminster council's strategic director for the built environment. "We are working to find out if the property has been used for commercial purposes."
The former High Commission of Sierra Leone is owned by Edward Davenport, a self-styled "lord", who is on bail in relation to a separate investigation by the Serious Fraud Office.
Sayle's spokesman confirms that her members-only club, Killing Kittens, has hosted louche soirées at the house, but says she was "unable" to do so this year.
Sayle, 30, who attended Downe House boarding school with Prince Michael's daughter, Lady Gabriella Windsor, is a member of Kate's rowing crew, The Sisterhood.