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Prince Charles accepts suitcase with 1 million euros from Qatari sheikh, Sunday Times reports
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If you think it's difficult to buy a gift for someone you know, imagine how difficult it is to buy a gift for someone who already has everything (and can afford to buy anything they don't have)! Such is the privileged problem of the stars. So what do they do? Usually, they just throw more money at it.
That was taken quite literally when reports came that Prince Charles accepted a suitcase with €1 million (US$1.05 million) in cash from a Qatari politician. According to the Sunday Times, the suitcase was one of three cash gifts he personally received from former Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani between 2011 and 2015, totaling €3 million. Following the reports, Clarence House confirmed that Charles received the money but clarified to CNN, "Charitable donations received from Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim were passed immediately to one of the Prince's charities who carried out the appropriate governance and have assured us that all the correct processes were followed."
Though a royal source has disputed many of the details reported, the Sunday Times added that the payments were deposited into the accounts of the Prince of Wales's Charitable Fund (PWCF), which is an entity that finances his private projects and his country estate in Scotland.
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