Britain's Crown Prince Charles' charity is facing tough questions after claims it took £1 million from Osama bin Laden's family.

Prince Charles accepted £1 million from Osama bin Laden’s brothers

Britain’s Crown Prince Charles’ charity is facing tough questions after claims it took Prince Charles accepted £1 million from Osama bin Laden’s family.

 

A report published in the British Sunday Times newspaper said Prince Charles accepted £1 million that the British crown prince had accepted money from Osama bin Laden’s half-brothers, Bakr bin Laden and Shafiq.

 

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The report said that two years after the death of Osama bin Laden, Prince Charles, 73, had a private meeting with Bakr bin Laden on October 30, 2013 at his London residence, Clearance House. It should be noted that neither Bakr nor Shafiq bin Laden has been found to have supported or been associated with any terrorist activity.

 

Britain's Crown Prince Charles' charity is facing tough questions after claims it took £1 million from Osama bin Laden's family.
Britain’s Crown Prince Charles’ charity is facing tough questions after claims it took £1 million from Osama bin Laden’s family.

 

The chairman of the Prince Charles Charitable Foundation (PWCF) has said in a statement that the donations made by Sheikh Bakr bin Laden in 2013 were accepted with great care by the trustees of the institution and were received from official and other sources. Information was also obtained.

 

A person associated with the foundation has said that after a detailed review of the entire matter, the trustees came to the conclusion that the activities of one member of the Bin Laden family should not undermine the identity of the entire family.

 

A spokesman for Clearance House, Prince Charles’ official residence, explained that the British prince’s charitable fund accepted donations out of caution and that it was a personal decision of the trustees.

 

While according to another source, Prince Charles personally played a role in the success of the deal and accepted the money despite the objection of advisers. Many advisers met with Prince Charles to request a refund.

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