CONFIDENTIAL EDEN: Prince Charles’ Charity and a SECOND Donor with a Checkered Past

Prince Charles is reeling from revelations that his charity has taken a large sum of money from a controversial Russian banker, as well as a ‘cash for access’ scheme that allegedly allowed individuals to pay £100,000 to dine with the heir apparent. to arrange.

Apart from this, I can reveal that the Princes’ Foundation has also accepted a donation from a Latvian businessman with a criminal record. He has been convicted of money laundering, Valeri Belokon, the former co-owner of Blackpool FC.

The 61-year-old father of three served as director of the Prince’s Foundation for Building Community between 2010 and 2013, during which time he was officially listed as ‘Trustee to the Prince’s Foundation’.

A Prince's Foundation spokesperson, who does not discuss individual donations, declined to say how much Belokon, the far left, donated or why they accepted his donation

A Prince’s Foundation spokesperson, who does not discuss individual donations, declined to say how much Belokon, the far left, donated or why they accepted his donation

He was appointed to its board of directors the year before facing allegations of a multimillion-pound money laundering scheme that led to his Manas Bank becoming one of five to be acquired by the Central Asian Republic of Kyrgyzstan.

Belokon, an aide to former US President Donald Trump, denied the claims, but the Paris Court of Appeals issued a damning ruling that he bought his bank “to develop.” . . money laundering’.

In response, Belokon argued that the criminal conviction against him and the 20-year prison sentence in Kyrgyzstan were politically motivated and based on “baseless allegations” and “fabricated evidence”.

Prince of Wales with Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, during a meeting at his Welsh home in Myddfai, Wales

Prince of Wales with Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, during a meeting at his Welsh home in Myddfai, Wales

Prince of Wales with Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, during a meeting at his Welsh home in Myddfai, Wales

The conviction was not carried out because Belokon refused to attend the court hearings.

Over the weekend, it was reported that the Prince’s Foundation has returned a donation from Dmitry Leus, a Russian banker who cited a substantial donation during a lobbying process at the Home Office for full residence permits in the UK.

A Prince’s Foundation spokesperson, who does not discuss individual donations, declined to say how much Belokon donated or why they accepted his donation and kept him as a trustee when his criminal proceedings began in January 2011.

However, the conviction did lead to Belokon being suspended from Blackpool FC’s board for being ‘not a suitable person’ to hold such a position, according to the English Football League.

Bragg is back on the trail of the real working class

The high-profile broadcaster Melvyn Bragg wants to hit the road at the age of 81 to take a closer look at the ‘working class’ again.

The Labor colleague, who grew up above a pub in Cumbria, has revealed his plans after finding his BBC documentary on class and culture a decade ago inadequate.

“It wasn’t good enough. Something was going on: people in this country identified as much by their culture as by their class, as much by the pop group they liked as by “I’m a working class person”.

‘The great foundation of the working class in this country’ [has] solved and it’s up for grabs.’

He now wants to return to the subject, adding: ‘I should just get on my bike and talk to a lot of people on terraces in the back of Sheffield to find out what’s really going on.’

By George, Harry’s poet is gone and hooked

The 30-year-old from north-west London married his business manager and long-term girlfriend Sandra Makumbi, 28, in Buckinghamshire on Saturday.

The 30-year-old from north-west London married his business manager and long-term girlfriend Sandra Makumbi, 28, in Buckinghamshire on Saturday.

The 30-year-old from north-west London married his business manager and long-term girlfriend Sandra Makumbi, 28, in Buckinghamshire on Saturday.

Prince Harry with George the Poet, who opened the BBC's coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding with a poem recital

Prince Harry with George the Poet, who opened the BBC's coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding with a poem recital

Prince Harry with George the Poet, who opened the BBC’s coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding with a poem recital

He opened up BBC coverage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding with a poem recital, and now rapper George Mpanga – aka ‘George the Poet’ – has a happy ending of his own.

The 30-year-old from north-west London married his business manager and long-term girlfriend Sandra Makumbi, 28, in Buckinghamshire on Saturday.

The bride, wearing a Monique Lhuillier dress, tells me, “It was the best day. George read a poem about the proposal at the reception. I cried. I cried with happiness all day.’

After falling to his knees last year, George, who is studying for a PhD in economics at UCL, was congratulated by Meghan.

Was the royal couple invited to their wedding? “We won’t comment on our friends,” Sandra added.

Best-selling novelist Anthony Horowitz isn’t short of ways to pass the time when he’s taking a writing break.

“I have a collection of tiny toys that drop their pants when you turn a lever,” says the author of the Alex Rider series.

“I also like to do cryptic crosswords. And I do magic tricks and coin tricks, and that makes me laugh.’ What a card!

Sir Mick Jagger’s lesser-known brother, Chris, could use the Rolling Stones’ private jet. The 73-year-old blues musician is furious that he had to cancel a performance in Mallorca because easyJet did not allow him to board with his equipment.

“They refuse to take musical instruments, including violins, in bugged lockers,” he says. “I’ve been taking guitars on planes for 50 years, and small ones in soft cases fit just fine.”

Elton’s band hits the mantle again

Even when he dresses up, he dresses up!  Sir Elton John, 74, reveals he and his family wear matching Versace gold monogrammed robes at home

Even when he dresses up, he dresses up!  Sir Elton John, 74, reveals he and his family wear matching gold monogrammed Versace robes at home

Even when he dresses up, he dresses up! Sir Elton John, 74, reveals he and his family wear matching gold monogrammed Versace robes at home

The musician, valued at £375 million, was given the clothing as a gift from designer Donatella Versace, whom he thanked for her 'generosity and kindness'

The musician, valued at £375 million, was given the clothing as a gift from designer Donatella Versace, whom he thanked for her 'generosity and kindness'

The musician, valued at £375 million, was given the clothing as a gift from designer Donatella Versace, whom he thanked for her ‘generosity and kindness’

Even when he dresses up, he dresses up! Sir Elton John, 74, reveals that he and his family wear matching Versace robes with a gold monogram at home.

He shared a photo of himself with his husband, David Furnish, 58, and their sons, Zachary and Elijah, on the balcony of his £15million home in the south of France.

The musician, valued at £375 million, was given the clothing as a gift from designer Donatella Versace, whom he thanked for her “generosity and kindness.”

Jennifer Saunders’ husband Ade Edmondson knows that flattery goes a long way. The actor admits he landed a part in the new BBC dark comedy series, Back To Life, which kicks off tonight, after sucking in his lead actress, Daisy Haggard.

‘I wrote her a fan letter,’ says former EastEnders star Ade, 64. ‘She replied by giving me a part in series two. The character is a very obnoxious bully. I’m not sure what she’s trying to say. . .’

Former Strictly star Anneka Rice can’t stand the term “wild swimming” for the trend loved by illustrious splashers David Cameron, Ed Sheeran and the Beckhams.

Swimming is so wonderful. I just get tired of people calling it “wild swimming,” says the TV host, 62.

‘He’s going for a swim! ‘Fair enough if you were in Alaska – I guess you could call that wild swimming; but if you’re going to swim in the sea or the river, that’s just swimming. ‘We use quite a few adjectives these days.’

Get rid of your phones, says Queen Imelda

The 65-year-old, who will play the queen along with Dominic West and Lesley Manville in the fifth season of the royal drama, is annoyed by the fact that co-stars are constantly checking their mobile phones on set.

The 65-year-old, who will play the queen in the fifth season of the royal drama alongside Dominic West and Lesley Manville, is annoyed that co-stars are constantly checking their cell phones on set.

The 65-year-old, who will play the Queen in the fifth season of the royal drama alongside Dominic West and Lesley Manville, is annoyed that co-stars are constantly checking their cell phones on set.

The Crown cast should have been more mindful of their manners while filming scenes of the new series starring Imelda Staunton.

The 65-year-old, who will play the queen in the fifth season of the royal drama alongside Dominic West and Lesley Manville, is annoyed by co-stars who constantly check their mobile phones on set.

“I wonder, why can’t you just be ‘here’ today? This is your job. There’s nothing more important than this moment now,” she vapes. “Fine in the coffee breaks, but not now.”

Diplomatically she refuses to name names.

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