a Prince CharlesThe heir to the British throne accepted a bag containing 1 million euros (5.54 million Brazilian reais) in cash from a former prime minister of Qatar, the Sunday Times reported on Sunday (26).
According to the newspaper, this was one of three cash donations from Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim. Together, they totaled 3 million euros (16.6 million Brazilian reals).
Charles’s media office said the sheikh’s donations were immediately transferred to one of the prince’s charities and all “appropriate procedures” were followed.
There is no indication that the payments were illegal.
According to the Sunday Times, Prince Charles Personally he received cash donations from the former Prime Minister between 2011 and 2015.
On one occasion the diary saysthe money was delivered in a briefcase at a meeting at Clarence House, the official residence of the heir to the British throne.. In another case, the paper added, the money was placed in bags at a Fortnum and Mason store.
“The charitable donations received from Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim were immediately transferred to one of the Emir’s charitable societies, which implemented proper governance and assured us that all appropriate procedures were followed,” Charles’ media office said in a statement.
He received the money from the Prince of Wales’ charitable trust, the Charles Charitable Foundation, which aims to “change lives and build sustainable communities”. The fund awards donations to charitable causes in areas such as conservation, education, health, and social inclusion.
The charity told the Sunday Times that its officials had concluded that the donor was legitimate and that its auditors had approved the donation.
Donations to NGOs he supports Prince Charles It has come under scrutiny in recent months after allegations that someone offered help to a Saudi donor so that he could obtain citizenship as well as an award from United kingdom.
The Metropolitan Police said earlier this year that it was investigating the allegations.
Clarence House said the foundation would offer “full cooperation” with authorities Prince Charles He was unaware of the alleged donation of honors or citizenship to their charities.
Michael Fawcett, the prince’s former servant and chief executive of the foundation, resigned in November as the charity investigated the allegations. Investigators found that he had arranged with others to award an honorary medal to billionaire businessman Mahfouz Merhi Mubarak bin Mahfouz, who denied any wrongdoing.
But the police concluded that there was no evidence that institution officials knew what had happened.
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