Prince Charles to Stop Accepting Large Cash Donations for Charity

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    The Facts

    • According to a royal source, Prince Charles' charity will no longer accept large cash donations following a report that he accepted millions in cash from a Qatari politician.

    • The prince reportedly received a suitcase containing 1M euros ($1.05M) in cash, which is said to have been one of three allotments totaling 3M euros ($3.14M) from former Qatari PM Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani between 2011 and 2015.

    The Spin

    Establishment-critical narrative

    Prince Charles accepted money from a foreign official with a shady financial history who has been widely reported in both the Panama and Pandora papers for holding his money in offshore tax havens. As a public figure, he shouldn't have accepted this money, especially following the recent embarrassing scandals facing his charities and the allegations of cash for access.

    Pro-establishment narrative

    Prince Charles has done nothing wrong and all the money given to him was immediately deposited into his charities. He followed the law and, although the situation could come across as a bit suspicious, all the correct processes were followed and the donation was legitimate.

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