Unlike this inbred coward, I am still accepting suitcases full of cash.

Prince of Wales will not accept suitcases of cash in future, royal source says:

Sir Ian Cheshire, chair of the charity, told the BBC that the "optics" of accepting so much cash did not look good, but that at the time it was not uncommon for wealthy people in the Middle Eastern to use large amounts of cash.

He said that more recent money-laundering regulations would make it unlikely that large amounts of cash would now be offered or accepted.

The Prince of Wales accepted a suitcase containing €1 million in cash from a controversial Qatari politician:

It was one of three lots of cash, totalling €3 million, which Prince Charles personally received from Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, the former prime minister of Qatar, between 2011 and 2015.

On one occasion, Sheikh Hamad presented the prince with €1 million, which was reportedly stuffed into carrier bags from Fortnum & Mason, the luxury department store that has a royal charter to provide the prince's groceries and tea.

On another, Charles accepted a holdall containing €1 million during a private one-on-one meeting at Clarence House in 2015.

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5 Responses:

  1. CSL3 says:

    Was he at least smart enough to stash the cases somewhere safe?

      • Stu says:

        Street Value: TWO DOLLARS!

        At the time was < 10 years ago..

        Also, as a Canadian (and thus having an inferiority complex) I would like to point out that one of our wealthy citizens, accepted $225,000 over 18 months in three totally legitimate cash payments of $75,000 each while serving as Prime Minister. But, try to present *that* defence to a  court, and it's almost like doesn't treat everybody equally.

    • Glaurung says:

      Somewhere safe where they can find it again.  A teeny little ice scraper is not going to cut it as a marker.

  2. Kyzer says:

    This is amazing timing; something that happened between 7 and 11 years ago is suddenly worldwide front-page news in June 2022. Why now?

    Of course. Other recent headlines:

    • Tory MP Andrea Jenkyns demands the Prince of Wales 'keep his oar out' of politics
    • Prince Charles issued warning over Royal Family's future after Rwanda row
    • Prince Charles should 'keep his mouth shut' on Rwanda asylum plan
    • Prince Charles Should Keep An 'Open Mind' About Rwanda Asylum Plan, Says Boris Johnson

    Just so you know what the Rwanda asylum plan is:

    • You arrive in the UK and claim asylum there
    • The Tories immediately fly you to Rwanda
    • You await the outcome of your claim in Rwanda
    • If you win, welcome to your new home in Rwanda!
    It's a monstrous plan, a true moustache-twirling cartoon villain plan, and almost certainly against the 1951 Refugee Convention to which the UK is a signatory. But Tories love making policy announcements that are straight-up illegal. So it figures that if jug-ears pipes up, they'll get their journalist mates to smear him.

    I should also mention that Charles only gave his warrant to Fortnum & Mason in 2019, so bad journalism too. The odd thing is that the Qatari sovereign wealth fund owns Harrods, has done since 2010, so you'd think they'd have used Harrods bags.

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