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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Respond To Claims Prince Charles Paid 'Substantial Sum' Towards America Move

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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Respond To Claims Prince Charles Paid 'Substantial Sum' Towards America Move

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spoken out to say there is no dispute between their accounts and that of Prince Charles' when it comes to how much money they were offered in support.

Many who have been following the royals in recent months will remember that during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's Oprah Winfrey interview, the Prince said that his father had "cut him off financially" in the first quarter of 2021.

However, there was some confusion when Clarence House's financial reports which cover the last financial year, from April 2020, showed Prince Charles actually had supported both Prince Harry and Prince William, giving out £4.5m in total to his sons and their wives.

A spokesperson for Prince Charles also confirmed that he had offered a "substantial" sum to Prince Harry and Meghan.

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Harry and Meghan recently sat down with Oprah where they spilled on their financials (Credit: CBS)
Harry and Meghan recently sat down with Oprah where they spilled on their financials (Credit: CBS)

"That funding ceased in the summer of last year. The couple are now financially independent," the source added.

However, Harry and Meghan's people responded shortly afterwards, making clear that this wasn't in contradiction to what Harry had originally said - despite some people believing it to be so.

The Sussex's rep said that the recent financial reports actually support the comments they made in March, explaining that naysayers were following "two different timelines."

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"You are conflating two different timelines and it is inaccurate to suggest there is a contradiction," Harry and Meghan's rep said.

Prince Charles supported both his sons (Credit: Shutterstock
Prince Charles supported both his sons (Credit: Shutterstock

"The Duke's comments during the Oprah Winfrey interview were in reference to the first quarter of the fiscal year which starts in April.

"The same date the transitional year the Sandringham agreement began and that is in alignment with the Clarence House accounts."

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Phew, everyone following?

Since moving to California, Harry and Meghan have been working on various lucrative projects, which means they no longer need to rely on Prince Charles or any of the royal family for support.

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Prince Harry left for the US with £7 million from his mother, Princess Diana, and the money his father, Prince Charles had given him before ceasing financial aid.

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However, now they make their money thanks to deals with Netflix and Spotify.

Explaining why he took the gigs, Harry said in the Oprah interview: "[The Netflix deal] was suggested by somebody else by the point of where my family literally cut me off financially, and I had to afford security for us."

So, basically, Prince Charles did help the pair last year, but not last financial year. Got it?

Featured Image Credit: CBS

Topics: Prince Charles, Celebrity News, Royal Family, Prince Harry, Royals

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