LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles’ workplace has denied there was any wrongdoing within the inheritor to the British throne accepting baggage full of money as charity donations from a Qatari politician.
The Sunday Occasions mentioned the prince was given a complete of three million euros ($3.2 million) by Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the previous prime minister of Qatar. It mentioned the cash was handed over to Charles at personal conferences between 2011 and 2015 — on one event in a suitcase, and on one other in procuring baggage from London’s Fortnum & Mason division retailer.
The newspaper mentioned the cash was deposited into the accounts of the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund. It didn’t allege that something unlawful was executed.
Charles’ workplace, Clarence Home, mentioned in a press release that the donations “had been handed instantly to one of many prince’s charities who carried out the suitable governance and have assured us that every one the proper processes had been adopted.”
The prince’s charitable fund informed the newspaper it had verified “that the donor was a professional and verified counterparty … and our auditors signed off on the donation after a particular enquiry in the course of the audit. There was no failure of governance.”
Qatar’s authorities communications workplace didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
As Qatar’s prime minister between 2007 and 2013, Hamad oversaw the oil-rich state’s sovereign wealth fund, which has main property investments all over the world, together with London’s Shard skyscraper, Heathrow Airport and Harrods division retailer.
London police are at present investigating a separate allegation that individuals related to one other of the prince’s charities, the Prince’s Basis, provided to assist a Saudi billionaire safe honors and citizenship in return for donations. Clarence Home has mentioned Charles had no information of any such supply.