The Prince of Wales ‘Charles’ was ‘relieved’ when Harry and Meghan Markle became financially independent and were no longer on his payroll.
When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their exit from the royal family, they were given a “substantial sum” by the Prince of Wales. In March, Harry and Meghan appeared on a Television special with Oprah Winfrey, and during the interview, Harry kept on criticizing Charles’ parenting.
Harry also told Oprah that the royal family has “literally cut me off financially” when they left the UK. Such statements coming from the Duke stirred many rumors and debates, and eventually, the Royal accounts were made public.
A Royal blogger tweeted on the micro-blogging site:
Harry & Meghan still received “personal” finance support up to March 2021 while “work” finance cut off in 2020 when they stepped back. A lot of confusion over “work” & “personal” support. H&MM want financial independent & are millionaires in $18 million house & still complain? https://t.co/kKlUBCkMmF
— FlyingBoomerang (@flyingboomerang) June 24, 2021
According to the account details shared with the public, Charles gave the couple around £2million to support their post-royal life. Not only that, the money given by Charles was from his own personal income.
According to the information given to Vanity Fair‘s Katie Nicholl by insiders, the claims made by Harry on the show with Oprah did not sit well with Charles. They stated,
Channel 5 released a documentary named ‘Charles & Harry: Father and Son Divided.’ In the documentary, commentator Emily Andrews said, “We are told the reason that Charles stopped taking his calls is because Harry kept asking for more money.”
However, When Harry and Meghan got a deal from Netflix, they were highly praised by the public for finally becoming financially independent.
Ingrid Seward (a Royal biographer) told Daily Mail while reacting to this deal between the couple and Netflix,
Harry dismissed the claims of being supported by the Royals and told Oprah,
It is believed that the late Princess Diana has left estates for both of her sons worth £10million each. Nevertheless, one of the surprising things that conflict with Harry’s claims is that the couple bought a mansion in Montecito worth £10million with a £6.87million mortgage. They made this purchase before they made a deal with Netflix, which raises the question, “where did the money come from”?
Harry and Meghan Markle left the Royal duties in January last year, and then in March, they were off the Royal firm. Since then, the first financial independent venture coming the couple’s way is their deal with Netflix. Harry and Meghan’s deal with Netflix is worth £112 million.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also signed a deal with Spotify estimated to be worth $35 million. This is another breakthrough for the couple in terms of financial stability.