Chair of Prince Charles' charity quits amid donor scandal
Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay when in Scotland, visit Dumfries House in Ayrshire, Scotland, Thursday Sept. 9, 2021. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
LONDON -- The chairman of Prince Charles' charitable foundation has resigned after reports the organization was offered a donation of more than 500,000 pounds (C$874,660) from a Russian banker seeking British citizenship.
Douglas Connell stepped down Wednesday after the Sunday Times alleged that Charles wrote a letter to thank the businessman, Dmitry Leus, for the offer last year. The newspaper said Charles suggested that they could meet after the pandemic.
The Scottish Charity Regulator launched an investigation into the matter earlier this week. The report said the charity initially received 100,000 pounds from the …
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