Prince Charles secured $1M donation from bin Laden household: report

Prince Charles personally labored to safe a 1 million pound donation for his charity from the household of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden, in keeping with a report.

Charles, 73, met with Bakr bin Laden, the patriarch of the Saudi household, and his brother, Shafiq, at Clarence Home in London on Oct. 30, 2013, to dealer the cost, in keeping with the Sunday Instances of London.

The boys are the half-brothers of Osama bin Laden and the assembly got here two years after the terrorist was killed by US particular forces in Pakistan.

The paper reported that the longer term king agreed to the contribution regardless of objections from his advisors at Clarence Home, the prince’s London residence, and on the Prince of Wales Charitable Fund, saying no less than one of many group’s trustees pleaded with him to return the money.

Advisors instructed him if phrase leaked of the transaction, it will trigger nationwide outrage and harm his popularity, the paper mentioned.

Charles reportedly went by way of with the donations regardless of objections from advisors.
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“The truth that a member of the very best degree of the British institution was selecting to dealer offers with a reputation and a household that not solely rang alarm bells, however abject horror world wide . . . why would you do that? What good motive is there to do that?” a supply instructed the paper.

Charles was mentioned to have felt it will be too embarrassing at hand the cash again to the bin Laden brothers, who aren’t believed to be concerned in any terrorist acts.

Sir Ian Cheshire, the chairman of the Prince of Wales Charitable Fund instructed the STOL that the donation was agreed to “wholly” by the group’s 5 trustees.

“The donation from Sheik Bakr Bin Laden in 2013 was fastidiously thought-about by PWCF Trustees on the time. Due diligence was performed, with info sought from a variety of sources, together with authorities. The choice to just accept the donation was taken wholly by the trustees. Any try to recommend in any other case is deceptive and inaccurate,” Chesire instructed the paper.

A spokeswoman for Clarence Home mentioned the charity “has assured us that thorough due diligence was undertaken in accepting this donation. The choice to just accept was taken by the charity’s trustees alone and any try to characterize it in any other case is fake.”

Charles was reported to have obtained different questionable donations to his charity from a controversial Qatari politician with the money delivered from 2011 to 2015 in duffel luggage, a suitcase, and several other branded procuring luggage from the famed Fortnum & Mason division retailer.

The revelations led a royal supply to say that donations have been not accepted in that method.