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Prince Charles Foundation receives £1 million from bin Laden family – media

The Prince of Wales Charitable Foundation (PWCF) Charles received £1 million in 2013 from two half-brothers of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

According to Ukrinform, this is reported by Sunday Times.

The funds came in the form of a donation from Saudi wealthy Bakr bin Laden and his brother Shafiq, over the objections of advisers and PWCF.

In turn, the head of the PWCF, Sir Ian Cheshire, said that the 2013 donations were accepted by the trustees of the fund, and not by Prince Charles.

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The Westminster residence of the royal family, Clarence House, said that the PWCF had carried out a “thorough check” regarding the origin of the funds and disputed a number of points outlined in the publication.

Bin Laden disowned his family in 1994, so there is no reason to believe that his half-brothers were involved in his activities.

It is noted that not a single rule was violated, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs also approved the donation.

PWCF provides grants to British non-profit organizations for projects in the UK, Commonwealth countries and abroad.

In June, it was reported that Prince Charles accepted a suitcase containing a million euros in cash from the former Prime Minister of Qatar. The money was donated to the Prince’s charitable organization following all procedures.

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