PRINCE Charles will NEVER settle for money donations once more after he was present in scorching water being given Fortnum & Mason luggage and a suitcase filled with 3million Euros.
The Prince of Wales was handed three money donations from former Qatari PM Sheikh Hamed bin Jassim between 2011 and 2015, it has emerged.
The Prince of Wales shakes arms with the Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim al Thani in DohaCredit: PA
A senior royal supply has as we speak revealed the prince has accepted no money funds previously 5 yearsCredit: Reuters
The money was instantly handed over to Charles’s charities and no suggestion the funds had been unlawful.
A senior royal supply has as we speak revealed the prince has accepted no money funds previously 5 years and the observe has now been banned.
A senior royal supply stated: “The Prince of Wales operates on recommendation conditions, contexts change over time.
“I can solely speak about what I bought private expertise of.
“But. I can say with certainty in, greater than half a decade with a state of affairs because it has advanced this has not occurred and it could not occur once more.
“That was then, that is now, and they don’t seem to be the identical.”
Prince Charles obtained the three money donations in particular person from the previous prime minister between 2011 and 2015.
It is claimed that on one event the cash was handed over in a holdall at a gathering at Clarence House.
On one other, the paper reported the money was contained in provider luggage from the division retailer Fortnum and Mason.
The inheritor to the throne has met HBJ a number of occasions, together with throughout a 2013 Middle East tour whereas he was Qatar PM.
However the conferences the place the cash was given don’t seem on the checklist of official engagements undertaken by working royals.
A Charity Commission spokeswoman stated on Sunday: “We are conscious of reviews about donations obtained by The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund.
“We will evaluate the knowledge to find out whether or not there’s any function for the fee on this matter.”
Charities are allowed to just accept donations in money, however they have to train due diligence to keep away from cash laundering and corruption.
Private financial institution Coutts is reported to have collected the cash on the request of Palace aides and deposited it into the fund’s account.
Donations to Prince Charles’s charities have come underneath scrutiny in current months following allegations that one among them provided a Saudi donor assist to safe a UK honour and citizenship.
Michael Fawcett, former chief government of the Prince’s Trust and one among Charles’s closest aides, allegedly provided to assist Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz to safe a knighthood and British citizenship in return for donations.
Mr Fawcett stepped down final yr over a leaked letter to the Saudi businessman.
He was some of the prolific donors to the prince’s charities and even has a forest named after him — the Mahfouz Wood on the Fifteenth-century Castle of Mey in Scotland, previously the Queen Mother’s residence.
He was awarded a CBE at a non-public ceremony at Buckingham Palace in 2016.
At the time, Clarence House insisted Charles had “no information” of the alleged gives.