Once again, Prince Charles and his foundation, The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation, have come under massive criticism. In fact, the alleged revelations by The Sunday Times are the most vehement allegations the Royal has faced to date.
Next fundraising scandal
Because according to the report, his foundation accepted a donation of one million pounds from the family of terrorist Osama Bin Laden in 2013.
According to research by the "Sunday Times", the money flowed through Bakr and Shafiq Bin Laden, two half-brothers of the former al-Qaeda leader, who pulled the strings on the September 11, 2001 attacks. Osama bin Laden was killed in a US military special forces operation in 2011. Two years later, Charles Bakr received Bin Laden for a private meeting at Clarence House, his official residence in London. The money was said to have flowed directly afterwards.
A long list of dubious donations
Prince Charles should have nothing to do with such a deal, according to royal circles. It is also not true that he accepted the money despite the concerns of his advisers. However, there has not yet been an official statement from the British royal family on the serious allegations.
Once again, Prince Charles and his foundation are the center of attention in a negative way. Only recently it was said that between 2011 and 2015 the Royal accepted a total of three cash donations from the desert state of Qatar totaling three million euros. Some of the money was stuffed in cash into shopping bags from the London luxury department store Fortnum & Mason.
Although this form of donation is not strictly prohibited, the procedure in Great Britain has been highly controversial for years. Prince Charles has been criticized a number of times after cash payments from Russian and Saudi Arabian elites became known. Opponents of the British monarchy are calling for an immediate ban on such cash donations to the royal family. The latest allegations should give the proponents of these demands renewed strength.