Royal scandal: Prince Charles accepted money from Osama bin Laden's brothers, – media


Royal scandal: Prince Charles accepted money from Osama bin Laden's brothers, — media

It is reported that the half-brothers of the murdered leader of al-Qaeda transferred 1 million to the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation pounds sterling.

Prince Charles was involved in another scandal. This time, the British edition of The Sun reports that the heir to the throne allegedly took £1 million from the family of Osama bin Laden, accused of organizing the September 11, 2001 attacks, for the needs of his charitable foundation.

According to observers, 73-year-old Prince Charles received money from Bakr and Shafik bin Laden, half-brothers of the murdered al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. They reportedly made the deal during a private meeting on October 30, 2013.

The prince's advisers called for abandoning the funds of the terrorist's relatives, as this could in the future deal a catastrophic blow to the heir's reputation. They warned the prince that his image would be tarnished if his name appeared in the same sentence as bin Laden. However, the prince left donations in the bank accounts of the Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation (PWCF).

One of the members of the board of trustees pleaded with the prince to return the money, but was not heard – the funds were transferred to an account in the Swiss bank Coutts.


“A member of the upper echelon of the British Establishment has decided to broker a deal with a name and family that not only causes alarm but horror around the world… Why would you do that?” Prince Charles was asked.

However, PWCF Chairman Ian Cheshire said the donation was fully approved by the foundation's five trustees at the time. And the prince himself, after dinner with Bakr, which took place two weeks after the terrorist attack in New York, allegedly said that it would be too shameful to return the money.

The Prince of Wales and his wife went on June 22 to the first ever royal tour to Rwanda. The couple became the first members of the royal family to visit Rwanda in the 70 years of the reign of Elizabeth II.


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