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Prince Charles received 3 million euros from a controversial sheikh

Between 2011 and 2015, Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, also known as HBJ, was said to have given Prince Charles three installments of one million euros for every two thousand 500 banknotes, the equivalent of three times the 10.7 million. Crohn’s. At one point the cash must have been stowed in a bag from the old court supplier Fortnum & Mason and in another bag in another bag.

The bag must have been left To two court advisers who manually counted Bin Laden’s notes – the nickname for the 500-euro banknote because it was so common in contexts of money laundering and terrorism and therefore ceased to be manufactured – before transferring them to the exclusive private bank Coates. The last million people were handed over in a duffel bag during a quartet meeting at the Clarence House residence.

– We were able to confirm that the donations to the Prince of Wales Charitable Fund came from Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim and that these donations were immediately delivered to one of the Prince’s charities who did their due diligence and assured us that everyone was following the procedures correctly, says a Clarence House spokesperson, Which regrets that the Times did not give them more time to investigate.

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani.

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabr Al Thani.

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There are no allegations of crime in the disclosure, but Sir Alistair Graham, former head of the government’s public sector advisory body CSPL, told the newspaper it was “really shocking” and “unthinkable” for most people. money this way.

– I will not differentiate between a politician and a member of the royal family. Graham told the newspaper that if the Qatari government wants to donate to this foundation, there are regular ways to do so rather than making large sums of cash.

None of the three meetings Between Charles and HBJ is documented in the “Court Bulletin,” the official protocols that usually indicate the commitment of members of the royal family. The practice when Charles meets foreign dignitaries is also that the secretary be involved to take notes, among other things for the State Department, but no secretary was present at the three meetings.

Everyone felt very uncomfortable in the situation. A former adviser to the prince says the only thing we can do is count the money, make common documents, and then call the bank.

Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim He served as Qatar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs for 20 years and Prime Minister for six years until 2013. As Head of Government, he managed the SEK 2.5 billion state wealth fund, which invested in Harrods department store, The Shard, and the Olympic Village Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – In particular, Prince Charles gave the two million horses the Dark Swan and contributed to the renovation of his Scottish castle.

Everyone felt very uncomfortable in the situation

HBJ, which is also closely associated with the United States, has been the focus of many controversies over the years. Most notably, allegations of state-funded terrorism during his tenure as prime minister, and he said at one point that Qatar “might” fund al-Qaeda’s branch in Syria from Jabhat al-Nusra. He denied involvement in several cases of torture, including against a British citizen, and participated in the investigation of Qatar’s investment in Barclays during the 2008 financial crisis when a number of people were accused of fraud and providing illegal financial assistance.

by Prince Charles Now he’s about to dodge the Times’ revelations with his spokesmen’s repeated assurances that all of his charities operate independently of him. Clarence House is still busy settling claims after last year’s royal “cash for honours” scandal, in which titles, personal princely meetings or other benefits were replaced by donations from the wealthy, many of whom had somewhat shady activities.

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