Prince Harry: Statement on Prince Charles’ donation scandal causes unrest

Prince Harry
This statement about his father’s donation scandal should not please Prince Charles at all

Prince Charles and Prince Harry

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Will this topic deepen the rifts between Prince Charles and Prince Harry again? Actually, after the funeral of Prince Philip, father and son had grown closer and cleared up some misunderstandings, so it was said. But now this peace could be severely disturbed.

It is about the connections between the British royal family and the Saudi businessman Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz. In the past few years, the billionaire is said to have paid 1.5 million pounds (approx. 1.8 million euros) to the “Prince’s Foundation”. In return, royal honors such as the accolade are said to have been promised. In November 2016, Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz was honored as CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in a private ceremony by Prince Charles, 73.

After this scandal became known, the foundation director Michael Fawcett resigned in his position, Prince Charles is said to have known nothing about these events.

Prince Harry comments on the donation scandal

But while Charles had apparently been convinced of Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz as a trustworthy donor for years, his son had long since had his doubts. This is illustrated by recent photos of Harry and the billionaire meeting at a London pub in 2013. The two are said to have spoken about Harry’s organization “Sentebale”, to which Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz had donated 50,000 pounds (approx. 59,000 euros) a few months earlier.

The “Sunday Times” indicated that Harry was involved in the donation scandal, which prompted the prince to make a statement through his spokesman. “It is disappointing that the full-blown Sunday Times is encouraging speculation by being purposely vague in an attempt to establish a fake link between the Duke of Sussex and the CBE scandal of which he was unaware or involved” , is it[called

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Relation to Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz?

Regarding the relationship with the Saudi billionaire, Harry’s spokesman said: “The Duke and his advisors as well as his non-profit organization ‘Sentebale’ cut ties with Mr Mahfouz and his employees in 2015, no more donations to ‘Sentebale’ accepted and all plans for one Fundraising ended amid growing concerns about the motives for his support. The Duke had a scheduled meeting with this donor nearly eight years ago, did not introduce him to any member of the royal family, and expressed concern about the donor. “

Now the question arises, to whom Harry expressed his concern at the time and whether this topic could possibly cause new differences with Prince Charles. He will definitely find it less good that his son is now making such a statement. So there is speculation as to whether Charles might know more than he is admitting.

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