Britain’s royal family was once again at the center of controversy. Several media reported that Price Charles received a huge monetary donation from the family of terrorist Osama Bin Laden in 2013.
As first reported by The Sunday Times in London, it was revealed that the family of Osama Bin Laden, the infamous terrorist responsible for the 9/11 attacks in the United States, donated £1 million to the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund.
The large donation was made by brothers Bakr and Shafiq bin Laden, half-brothers of Osama bin Laden, the founder of Al Qaeda and architect of the September 11 attacks, The New York Times (NYT) quoted ANI reports.
Clarence House confirmed that the terrorist’s brothers donated money to the royal charity, but denied reports that the prince personally made the deal or made the decision to accept it.
An official statement from Clarence House reads: “The Prince of Wales’ Charitable Fund has assured us that a thorough investigation has gone into accepting this donation.” The statement further clarified that the decision to accept the donation was a collective appeal by the trust.
The news of the payment follows a string of recent royal scandals, including a report in June that Prince Charles had accepted $3.1 million in cash donations from a Qatari billionaire between 2011 and 2015, some of which were received in person in a briefcase and shopping bags. . reported NYT.
The news caused a huge controversy when British newspapers reported that Price Charles had personally come to the deal after a private meeting with Bakr bin Laden at Clarence House in London on October 30, 2013. This alleged meeting took place two years after Osama Bin’s death. Load.
Some of the prince’s aides had warned Charles of the inevitable backlash if it became known that his charity had taken money from the family of the man who orchestrated the terrorist attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, including 67 British, the report said.
(with ANI inputs)
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