- The relevant authority has launched investigations into Prince Charles’ environment.
- This is due to millions of donations from Qatar to one of his foundations.
- There is also criticism of the heir to the British throne.
The Charities Commission is studying cash payments made in the form of 500 euro banknotes to the Prince of Wales Charitable Trust between 2011 and 2015, The Times and The Telegraph report. It is said that former Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani handed Charles about three million euros in cash between 2011 and 2015. One million was stored in a suitcase and other sums in shopping bags from a well-known luxury store.
Royal family: ‘No evidence of illegal payments’
The residence of the British heir to the throne, Clarence House, announced over the weekend that Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son had immediately sent the money to the foundation, which handled the correct processing. There is no evidence that the payments may be illegal. However, criticism of the future king’s rule was high. The Prince of Wales Charitable Trust supports animal welfare projects and is committed to preserving Charles’ estate in Scotland.
The 73-year-old’s foundation had already made headlines last year: At the time, there were allegations of corruption against the Prince’s foundation. Its president at the time, who has since resigned, is said to have promised a Saudi businessman to support his desire for a knighthood and British citizenship in exchange for donations. The royal family has confirmed that Prince Charles has no knowledge of the events.
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