Britain’s Prince Charles borrowed nearly £3,000 from his protection officers after the royal found himself short of cash and needing fork out for “travel expenses,” a report said on Wednesday. The heir to the throne repaid the £2,744.34 to his officers after they stumped up the money thought to be for flights abroad, according to the Independent. The money was paid back by Clarence House in December 2007 and Scotland Yard cashed the cheque days later, the newspaper said.
The previous month the prince and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, had visited Turkey and Uganda.
The Scotland Yard said officers did occasionally lend VIPs they were protecting money, although it did not confirm the 2007 incident.