Prince Charles Accepted Suitcase with One Million Euros from Qatari Sheikh, Report Claims

Prince Charles accepted a suitcase containing a donation of €1 million euros in cash from a former Qatari prime minister.

The Sunday Times reported that the suitcase Prince of Wales accepted was one of the cash donations from Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim, who was the Qatari prime minister from 2007 to 2013.

In total, Prince Charles received three cash donations in person amounting to €3 million euros for the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund between 2011 and 2015 from the sheikh.

There was no suggestion that the payments were illegal.

“Charitable donations received from Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim were passed immediately to one of the Prince’s charities who carried out the appropriate governance and have assured us that all the correct processes were followed,” Clarence House said in a statement, as quoted by ITV News.

Donations to the prince’s charities have come under scrutiny in recent months.

The Metropolitan Police is currently investigating the Prince’s Foundation, one of the prince’s charities, following allegations that it offered a Saudi donor help to secure a United Kingdom honor and citizenship.

Northern Ireland Brandon Lewis said that he was confident the donations reported by The Sunday Times went through “proper due process.”

“This isn’t a government issue, but what I have seen is the palace has been very clear, that all monies go through proper due process, the charities obviously go through proper due process,” Lewis told BBC’s Sunday Morning program.

“I’m confident having had some dealings with charities, The Prince’s Trust, The Prince’s Foundation, around the palace in the past myself, that these will have gone through proper due process,” Lewis said.

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