Prince Charles represented Queen Elizabeth at a garden party with two of his siblings, Princess Anne and Prince Edward. Prince William's father's charity scandal has resurfaced recently.
Prince Charles Hosted Garden Party On Behalf Of Queen Elizabeth
Three of Her Majesty's children joined forces to host a garden party as part of the Holyrood Week celebrations. Prince Charles was joined by his royal siblings, Princess Anne and Prince Edward. Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, was also present to accompany the trio at the stunning garden party Tuesday afternoon, Daily Mail reported.
The royal family is in Scotland to mark the annual Holyrood Week taking place between the end of June and the beginning of July. The garden party recognizes Scot's good work in the community.
The four royals stepped in for the Queen. Although the 96-year-old British monarch wasn't there, she met with Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Alison Johnston, the presiding officer of the Scottish Parliament, earlier in the day. During the meeting, Sturgeon gave the Queen several presents, including a limited edition bottle of whisky. She reportedly proposed to hold a second Scottish Independence Referendum on Oct. 19, 2023.
On Monday, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex joined the Queen at the traditional opening of the week. The Earl and Countess of Forfar, as they are known in Scotland, appeared with the Queen in Edinburgh at the historic Ceremony of the Keys.
The Queen is presented the key to Edinburgh, the "ancient and hereditary kingdom of Scotland." As is tradition, Her Majesty returned them to elected officials in the city for safekeeping.
Prince Charles' Scotland Appearance Happens After Charity Scandal Resurfaces
A new report of Prince Charles' charity scandal has resurfaced after an insider leaked new details and promised to give more. The recent news claimed that his charity received €3 million from Qatar’s former Prime Minister and billionaire Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani. Royal biographer and correspondent Omid Scobie said the controversy showed his "incredibly poor judgment given Qatar's record on human right."
"Though legal - and all the money went to Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund - the incidents demonstrate a total lack of awareness of the way in which such deals were done," Scobie wrote for Yahoo! News. "How can a senior royal believe accepting a suitcase of cash is a sensible way to fund a charity? Particularly one who already receives an income of £21 million a year from the Duchy of Cornwall to help fund his philanthropic endeavours. Isn’t that enough?"
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Prince Charles' popularity has always been mixed due to his history of infidelity, appalling treatment of Princess Diana and questionable professional judgment, according to Scobie. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's biographer believed the Prince of Wales blew his chance to repair his reputation due to the recent scandal.
"The Platinum Jubilee year was a final chance for the Prince of Wales to turn some of that negativity around. But with rumours of more embarrassing revelations on the horizon (yes, the sources behind the most recent leaks claim to have more), Charles appears to have well and truly blown it," Scobie wrote.
Stay tuned for more news and updates about the royal family.