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Entertainment A gift from the Bin Laden family embarrasses the foundation of Prince Charles

01:50  01 august  2022
01:50  01 august  2022 Source:   rfi.fr

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According to the Sunday Times, the Foundation of Prince Charles received a donation of a million pounds (1.2 million euros) from the family of Osama bin Laden, a brain of the September 11, 2001 attacks.

According to the Sunday Times, the case dates back to 2013, two years after the death of the brain of the September 11 attacks, killed in a special US forces operation in Pakistan. The Foundation of Prince Charles accepts a donation of a million pounds from Bakr and Chafik bin Laden, half-brothers of Osama bin Laden. According to the British newspaper, the heir to the Crown of England himself received Bakr Bin Laden in his residence in Clarence House.

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According to the sources cited in the article of the Sunday Times, several of the advisers of Prince Charles would have pleaded so that the foundation does not accept this payment of the wealthy family of the brain of the attacks of September 11, 2001. The Foundation does not deny this Colossal donation, but stresses that the decision to accept it was taken by the five administrators, after demanding checks.

Even if members of the Saudi family, who have denied Osama bin Laden, are not the subject of suspicion on a potential offense, this information strengthens the attention surrounding the foundation of Prince Charles which is the subject of a Scotland Yard investigation launched in February. This investigation aims to establish whether donations to the foundation of Prince Charles were rewarded with honorary titles and served to support a naturalization request from a Saudi businessman, Mahfouz Marei Moubarak Ben Mahfouz.

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The case was revealed last year and splashed the heir to the 73 -year -old British throne. His former assistant valet Michael Fawcett, reputed to be very close to Charles, is suspected of having used his influence to help the Saudi businessman Ben Mahfouz, generous donor to charitable works related to the British monarchy, to obtain a decoration . Mr. Mahfouz, who denies any fault, would have given strong sums of money to catering projects. Michael Fawcett resigned in November 2021.

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An investigation had also been launched last November by the English regulator of charitable organizations to examine whether the Mahfouz foundation, of the rich Saudi businessman, had perceived donations which were intended for that of Prince Charles. "The investigation will examine whether certain donations received by the Mahfouz Foundation were intended for the organization, if they were used in accordance with the intention of donors and if they must be returned," said the Commission at the time .

The Foundation of Prince Charles, created in 1986, is not however regulated by this commission, but depends on the Scottish regulator of charitable associations. The latter also opened an investigation, but out of several hundred thousand euros from a Russian donor this time.

The group Bin Laden, the largest construction empire of Saudi Arabia founded by the father of Osama bin Laden in 1931, was enriched for decades thanks to its proximity to the royal family. He is crumbling today under the debts.

(with AFP)

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