Prince Charles slammed over £1million charity donation from Osama bin Laden’s family


PRINCE Charles has been slammed over a £1million charity donation from Osama bin Laden’s family.

His charity is likely to dodge a probe by watchdogs but the gift has seen his judgment questioned.

The cash, from brothers of the terrorist mastermind behind 9/11, went to the Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation (PWCF) in 2013.

Future king Charles, 73, earlier had a private meeting with Bakr bin Laden at Clarence House.

It came two years after US special forces killed Bakr’s paternal half-brother Osama, 54, in Pakistan.

Royal biographer Angela Levin said: “This leaves a very, very bad taste in your mouth.

“It is hideous to think anyone would have engaged with Bin Laden or this family.

“Bin Laden’s family did cut Osama out, but if you are heir to the throne you have to turn away from any involvement with the name.

“Tempting as it might be because he can do good with that money, he should have rejected it.

“Even if you are innocent, a link like this sends a shiver down the spine.”

The latest woe comes after it was revealed Charles accepted a million euros in cash for his charity from the ex-Qatar prime minister.

The Charity Commission decided there was no need to probe that payment.

Buckingham Palace has denied the Sunday Times’ claims Charles brokered the Bin Laden deal despite his advisers urging him not to.

They said it was PWCF which accepted the donation and rejected claims Charles was encouraged to return it.

Clarence House also highlighted a restructuring of the donations process in 2018 after a review.

There is no suggestion Bakr or Shafiq bin Laden have been involved in terrorism.

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