King Charles

King Charles charity honours investigation case Police Interviews begin

In a cash-for-honours inquiry involving allegations regarding a foundation founded by King Charles while he was the Prince of Wales, the Metropolitan Police claimed to have spoken with two persons.

According to the Met, the two men—one in his 40s and the other in his 50s—were questioned on September 6 under armed guard.

It comes after allegations of philanthropic giving and assistance in order for a Saudi billionaire to be honoured.

The spokesman for King Charles is keeping mum about the situation.

The interviews occurred last week, prior to the Queen’s passing and King Charles’ ascension to the throne, but the information was only made public by The Met on Friday.

It should be highlighted that The Prince’s Foundation continues to provide its full cooperation.

A representative for the charity, the Prince’s Foundation, responded: “While it would be inappropriate to comment on an ongoing inquiry.”

According to the Met police statement, two males were questioned over offences under the 1925 Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act.

However, it stated that the Met would not make further comments while the issue was still under investigation.

The most recent development in a police investigation started in February in response to allegations that “offers of help were made to win honours and citizenship for a Saudi national.”

It happened because of newspaper claims that Michael Fawcett, then-Prince Charles’s advisor, had volunteered to assist Saudi businessman Mahfouz Marei Mubarak bin Mahfouz in receiving an honorary CBE.

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According to reports, Mr Mahfouz contributed to restoration initiatives that Prince Charles found interesting.

There are no allegations of Mr Mahfouz doing anything wrong.

Following the revelation of the charges, Mr Fawcett withdrew first before leaving his position as CEO of the Prince’s Foundation.

Clarence House maintained at the time that Prince Charles had “no knowledge of the claimed offer of honours or British citizenship on the basis of gift to his charity.”

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