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Prince Charles denies cheating on cash bag claims

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Britain's Prince Charles looks on during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, at the Commonwealth Summit in Kigali, Rwanda Friday, June 24, 2022. Leaders of Commonwealth nations were meeting in Rwanda's capital Friday to tackle climate change, tropical diseases and other challenges deepened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prince Charles of the United Kingdom is watching in the Commonwealth at the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Prime Minister. Friday, June 24, 2022, Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. Commonwealth leaders met on Friday in the capital of Rwanda to address climate change, tropical diseases and other challenges deepened by the COVID-19 outbreak.Photo courtesy of Dan Kitwood/Associated Press

London (AP) — Prince Charles' office It was a fraudulent act of a successor to the British throne who accepted a bag full of cash as a charitable donation from a Qatari politician.

The Sunday Times said the former Prime Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Binja Sim Bin Javert Altani, gave the prince a total of € 3 million ($ 3.2 million). rice field. The money was given to Charles at a private meeting from 2011 to 2015. He was put in a suitcase at one time and in a shopping bag at Fortnum&Mason department store in London at another time.

The newspaper said the money had been deposited in the Prince of Wales charity fund account. We do not claim that anything illegal has happened.

Charles' office, Clarence House, said in a statement that the donation was "of the prince's charity, which assured us that we were in place of proper governance and that all the right processes were followed. It was handed over to one immediately. "

The Prince's Charity Fund told the newspaper that "The donor is a legally validated counterparty and the auditor approved the donation after certain inquiries during the audit. I confirmed it. " .. There were no governance failures.

The Qatar Government Communications Bureau did not immediately respond to the request for comment.

As Qatar's Prime Minister from 2007 to 2013, Hamad is an oil-rich state with major real estate investments around the world, including London's Shard Skyscrapers, Heathrow Airport and Harrods Department Stores. Oversaw the Sovereign Wealth Fund.

London police are now associated with another prince's charity, the Prince's Foundation, to help Saudi billionaires secure honors and citizenship in return for donations. We are investigating another allegation that people have provided. Clarence House says Charles knew nothing about such an offer.

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