Charles stays away from ‘sales aristocracy’ corruption – International

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London – The Prince Charles, The heir to the British throne, 6, on Monday sought to avoid a scandal involving a former royal aide who would offer a billionaire Saudi donor the title of prince. “The prince has no knowledge of the deal,” said Clarence House, a spokesman for Charles’ official residence. United Kingdom.

Michael Fawcett, the prince’s closest official, was allegedly offered assistance in granting British citizenship and knighthood on Sunday. Mahfouz Mare Mubarak bin Mahfouz, One of the best supporters of the Prince Foundation, founded by Charles in 1986. The allegations were made by newspapers Mail on Sunday E The Sunday Times.

Mahfouz is reported to have donated 1.5 1.5 million (approximately $ 10 million) to Charles’ private interest restoration projects, including Castle May. Scotland. Central Point is a contribution to the renovation project of the Dumfries House, a mansion in Scotland, where a garden and fountain are named after the Prince. according to Sunday TimesMahfouz denied that he had done anything wrong.

At a private ceremony in 2016, Charles Mahfouz was conferred the title of Commander-in-Chief of the British Empire. O Mail on Sunday An alleged letter has been published since 2017 stating that Fawcett is ready to change its status to knighthood, and has supported Mahfouz’s application for citizenship.

In a letterhead signed by Fawcett, president of the Dumfries House Trust, Fawcett said the requests would be made in response to Charles’ Foundation’s “latest and expected” support.

Following the allegations, the chief executive of the Fawcett Prince Foundation resigned. This Monday, Mahfouz was silenced when asked by reporters “whether honors are guaranteed in exchange for money.”

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So far, two complaints have been lodged with the Metropolitan Police against Charles, Fox News reported. Graham Smith, chief executive of the Republican Political Organization, condemned Charles and Fawcett for allegedly violating the 1925 Honors Act.

Former British Member of Parliament Norman Baker, Critic British royal family, Asked Metropolitan Policy Commissioner Dam Cresida Dick to launch a criminal investigation into the case. “If politicians are committed to selling honors or offering support to citizens, they will be in trouble. The same must be true of Prince Charles,” he said.

O Times, The newspaper reported that Charles was “100%” willing to help the billionaire in London, Saudi Arabia, who, according to a stockbroker, was described as “Mahfouss’ salary adviser”. In 2014 and 2015, Charles met the Saudi billionaire in Riyadh, Clarence House and Dumfries House.

The Prince Foundation began its own investigation. Clarence House said in a statement Monday that it supported Charles’ investigation. “The Prince of Wales has no knowledge of honors or British citizenship based on his contribution to charitable causes and fully supports the ongoing investigation.” / REUTERS

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