The Times reported that Prince Charles will receive a donation of around 1.2 million euros from the bin Laden family.
The donation, which was accepted by the heir to the British throne, will be deposited with the Prince Charles Charitable Foundation. It should be noted that many advisers, according to the same newspaper, asked the son of Elizabeth II not to accept the amount offered by the patriarch of the Saudi family, Bakr bin Laden.
Saudi family members. Note that they disavowed Osama bin Laden. They were not suspected of any crime, but the donation accepted by the prince only drew more attention to the controversy over the Carlos Foundation, which has been under investigation since February.
The investigation aims to determine whether the donations to the Prince Carlos Foundation were a “push” to obtain honorary titles and whether the money was used to support a Saudi businessman’s naturalization application.
The agreement to donate 1.2 million euros by the head of the Saudi family, Osama’s half-brother and brother Shafiq, dates back to 2013 at a meeting in London, according to the Sunday Times.
Founded by Osama’s father in 1931, the Bin Laden Group, the largest building empire in Saudi Arabia, has generated wealth over decades thanks to its closeness to the royal family.
However, the Associated Press reported that the Laden family’s businesses are saddled with debt.