According to reports, the Prince of Wales received bags containing millions of euros in cash during meetings with a high-ranking Qatari politician.
Prince Charles was reportedly given a total of 3 million euros (£ 2.6 million) during meetings with former Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.
The cash was given to the heir to the British throne once in a suitcase, another in a bag, and in Fortnum & Mason carrying bags, which had a Royal Order to secure the prince’s house. food products.
The surrender was allegedly made during meetings between the two men, including a one-on-one meeting at Clarence House in 2015.
A Clarence House spokeswoman said in a statement that the money given during the 2015 meeting “was immediately transferred to one of the prince’s charities, who fulfilled the relevant vows, and assured us that all proper processes were being followed.”
The suitcase containing the cash was handed over to two of Charles’ advisers, who were said to have counted the money by hand. Palace aides are said to have asked Coutts, a private bank operating for the royal family, for cash.
Each payment is credited to the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation (PWCF). There is no suggestion that payments are illegal Sunday Times reported today.
Sheikh, one of the richest men in the world, has been dubbed the “man who bought London” after using his wealth and influence in Qatar’s Wealth Fund to invest heavily in London. InterContinental London Park Lane. He is the owner of Paris Saint-Germain, one of the richest football clubs in the world.
There is no evidence that the sheikh did not intend to donate the money to charity, and Hamad is not available for comment.
The chairman of the charity’s trustees confirmed the 2015 donation to the newspaper, and then the trustees, who have a legal duty to protect the charity’s reputation, discussed management and donor relations (confirming the donor’s legitimacy) and the approved counterparty) and our auditors signed the donation after a special request. . There have been no failures in management. “
The charity is said to have confirmed that the 2015 donation was made in cash by “donor selection”.
Charles and Hamad are said to have had a relationship that lasted for decades. In 2010, Charles was said to have lobbied Hamas to stop the £ 3bn reconstruction of London’s Chelsea barracks – a letter to the then prime minister stating that the steel-glass design proposed by the state-backed Qatar Diar “fulfilled my idea”. he wrote. my heart is broken. ” Charles later met with the Emir of Qatar for tea at Clarence House, where the topic was raised again. Qatar later backtracked on its plans and forced the Candy brothers, which oversees development, to sue for £ 81 million. There, they accused Qatar of obeying the prince’s demands.
The latest allegations come at a time of embarrassment for the prince. Clarence House, the Metropolitan Police, and the Charity Commission have denied allegations of a “cash” culture in the organization, investigating fundraising practices, including the sale of prizes. Michael Fawcett, Charles’ closest confidant, is said to have secured the honor of the Saudi billionaire.
Fawcett resigned from his position in Charles’s inner circle In March 2003, following a report by Sir Michael Peat, mismanagement of Clarence House was discovered. A peat study found that Fawcett received “numerous gifts during his royal service,” but cleared him of any financial inconsistencies. Fawcett continued to work independently as a fixer and party planner for Charles.
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