Prince Charles & Qatar Property Developers Court Case

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Prince Charles alleged role in changing the plans laid down for a modern development on one of London’s most expensive building plots in Chelsea has come under scrutiny. A court case where property developers are suing developers Qatari Diar for £81 million for breach of contract reveals the extent that the Prince become involved in the affair.
 
Prince Charles will not be called to give evidence, a series of legal documents have emerged showing just how far he was involved in helping stop the proposed development.  Prince Charles would have had incredible influence if had did become involved in persuading development company Qatari Diar in withdrawing the proposed plans.  
The scheme was designed by the architect Lord Rogers but it’s claimed that legal documents show that Prince Charles succeeded in persuading Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, that the development was “awful” and “brutalist” and should not go ahead.
 
The Prince is said to have invited the Emir and his wife for tea at Clarence House. A month after that meeting in May last year, Qatari Diar, the company which owned the land, withdrew its planning application. Sheikh Hamad bin Jasim, Qatar’s prime minister, is the chairman of Qatari Diar.
 
The property developers are suing Qatari Diar for £81million, which they claim they lost through breach of contract. It will be claimed that lobbying on the Prince’s behalf helped scupper the £3billion project which would have transformed the area.
 
If the apartments were built on the £959 million site it was anticipated that they would have been sold to some of the world’s wealthiest people.
 
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