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The Emir of Qatar

The Emir of Qatar

Check out the colorful network of Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, whose influence runs the gamut from British royalty, to billionaire magnates, to hard working communists.

June 10, 2010 5:42 by

The Guardian reported last month the story of “How Prince Charles triggered an £81m headache for the emir of Qatar.” Seems the royal has very particular notions about architectural matters, and the design sense of Richard Rogers just doesn’t earn the royal stamp of approval.

The controversy swirls around a development of “palatial apartments,” to be constructed on the site of the former Chelsea barracks. The 3 billion pound real estate investment venture is a project of the Qatari royal family, and is concentrated on a few acres of central London real estate. Seems the headstrong Charles disapproved strongly to the architectural aesthetic of the planned project. And his censure is being taken seriously by all involved.

Apparently, Prince Charles, the future king of England, urged the Qatari prime minister to “reconsider the plans,” the Guardian said. And during testimony last month, the court heard that the emir was “very concerned about the national relationship as well as the financial position of Qatar.”

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  1. Janaka Kotelawala on June 14, 2010 6:31 am

    Your Highness,
    I really appreciate your out of the box bold & intelligent thinking & decissions.
    You have truly made your royal state the one to look upto.
    May God Bless you & your loving Family always.
    Thanking You.

  2. Ms. Gillian Gaspard on June 24, 2010 10:16 pm

    Greetings from the Caribbean, your Royal Highness. I wish you the best for the future and many blessings to you and your family.

  3. Ms. Gillian Gaspard on July 28, 2010 2:24 pm

    Greetings from the Caribbean to Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, Mohammed Al Fayed & Akbar Al Baker. Wishing you all the best for the future.Have a nice day.


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