Prince Charles accepted £1m from Osama Bin Laden’s family
The Prince of Wales accepted a £1m payment from Osama Bin Laden’s family, the Sunday Times reports, BBC writes.
Prince Charles accepted money from Osama Bin Laden’s two half-brothers in 2013, two years after the al-Qaeda leader was killed, he added.
The Prince of Wales Charitable Fund (PWCF) received the donation.
According to the report, Prince Charles accepted the money from Bakr Bin Laden, who heads the wealthy Saudi family, and Bakr’s brother Shafiq, after a meeting with Bakr at Clarence House.
The heir to the throne took the money despite objections from advisers at Clarence House and the PWCF, the Sunday Times reports, citing multiple sources.
However, Sir Ian Cheshire, PWCF chairman, told the newspaper that the 2013 donation had been agreed “carefully” by the five trustees at the time.
“Due diligence was carried out, with information sought from a wide range of sources, including the government,” added Sir Ian.
PWCF awards grants to UK registered not-for-profit organizations to deliver projects in the UK, the Commonwealth and overseas.