Prince Charles took millions in cash from Qatari sheikh: report

Prince Charles personally accepted suitcases and buying luggage full of thousands and thousands of {dollars}’ price of money from a controversial Qatari politician between 2011 and 2015, based on an explosive new report.

“Everybody felt very uncomfortable in regards to the scenario,” a former adviser to the Prince of Wales advised the Sunday Occasions of London.

The “solely factor we might do was to depend the cash and make a mutual file of what we’d accomplished,” the supply mentioned. “After which name the financial institution.”

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the previous prime minister of Qatar, bestowed the large bucks on the inheritor to the British throne in three deliveries throughout non-public, off-the-books conferences at Clarence Home, the prince’s official London residence.

He got here toting stacks of payments totaling 3 million euros — about $3.2 million at at present’s alternate charges — in duffel luggage, a suitcase, and several other branded buying luggage from the famed Fortnum & Mason division retailer.

The funds have been deposited into the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund (PWCF), a grant-making entity that quietly bankrolls the prince’s pet tasks — and pays the payments at his Scottish nation property.

The charity “carried out the suitable governance and warranted us that every one the right processes have been adopted,” a Clarence Home spokesman mentioned.

However the revelation fueled discuss of a “cash-for-access tradition” surrounding Prince Charles — coming simply months after his longtime aide, Michael Fawcett, was bounced from the charity amid allegations he used his place to assist a Saudi billionaire obtain a “golden visa” and excessive royal honors.

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