TRR: New Theories ahead!
Who’s the “traitor”?
First of all, by now I suspect that there are two “traitor”. The one who took the photos in New York, and the one who was responsible for the reporter showing up at the royal estates, Tariq’s appeareance in the MC’s rooms, and the fact that this very door hadn’t a lock.
As I mention some time ago, I think that Maxwell took the photos in New York and tried to sell them to the press, simply because he needed the money and didn’t think that it would do that much damage. But I don’t think he would endanger MC’s relationship with the prince by letting Tariq assault her, (he was also pretty cautious about how MC acted around him, saying that she should be careful not to give the impression, that she’s interested in anyone but the prince. Plus, I don’t thing he had any influence regarding the allocation of the rooms.
But there’s someone, who was able to interfere in the allocation of the rooms. The same person who also arranged for Tariq to show up, and who got the reported on the royal grounds. I suspect it was Madeleine. She’d be scheming enough and a friend of the queen, what would gave her the possibility to interfere in the allocation of the rooms. And her motives are very simple; discrediting her biggest rival - MC.
Why would Maxwell need the money?
And why would he keep it a secret from his brother? Well, after the latest chapter of TRR, I too suspect that the money is for Drake’s younger sister Savenna, and that she was pregnant, when she left the court.
But who’s the father? Maxwell or Bertrand? I think that Bertrand is the father of Savenna’s child, because given the fact that he changed (probably) after she left, I believe that they’d been in love. However…