Prince Charles personally accepted suitcases and shopping bags containing millions of dollars worth of cash from a controversial Qatari politician between 2011 and 2015, according to a explosive new report.
“Everyone was very uncomfortable with the situation,” a former adviser to the Prince of Wales told the Sunday Times of London.
The “only thing we could do was count the money and record together what we had done,” the source said. “And then call the bank.”
Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the former Prime Minister of Qatar, presented the British heir to the throne with the big bucks in three deliveries during private off-books meetings at Clarence House, the prince’s official London residence.
He arrived with stacks of bills totaling €3 million – about $3.2 million at today’s exchange rates – in duffel bags, a suitcase and several branded tote bags from the famous Fortnum & Mason department store.
The payments were paid into the Prince of Wales’ Charity Fund (PWCF), a grant body that quietly funds the prince’s pet projects – and pays the bills at his Scottish country estate.
The charity “enacted the appropriate governance and assured us that all the correct processes were being followed,” said a Clarence House spokesman.
But the revelation fueled talk of a “cash-for-access culture” around Prince Charles – just months after his longtime aide Michael Fawcett was rebuffed by the charity amid allegations that he used his position to help a Saudi Helping a billionaire get a “Golden Money Visa” and high royal honors.
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