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Prince Charles accepting millions in bags of cash for charity 'would not happen again'


The aide has responded to reports that between 2011and 2015 Prince Charles accepted up to €3million (£2.5million) in cash stuffed in bags from a Qatari Sheikh for his charity. The aide said it would “not happen again”.

Speaking to The Sunday Times, the aide said: “As we said over the weekend, it was passed immediately to his charities, and it was his charities who decided to accept the money.

“That is a decision for them, and they did so and as they confirmed it followed all of the right processes, the auditors looked at it.”

The aide added: “The Prince of Wales operates on advice. Situations, contexts change over the years.

“For more than half a decade, with the situation as it has evolved, this has not happened – and it would not happen again. That was then, this is now, and they are not the same.”

The money, which totalled €3million, was handed to the Prince directly on three separate occasions by Qatar’s former prime minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani.

On one occasion, it is said he presented the Prince with €1million in cash stuffed in carrier bags from the luxury food store Fortnum & Mason, which has a royal charter to provide the Royal Family with groceries.

More to follow.



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