Harry and Meghan 'LIED': Insider says Prince Charles didn't cut them off, 'went out of his way to support them'
Prince Charles’ aides have hit back at Prince Harry’s claim that he was “financially cut off” after he stepped down from senior royal duties and shifted to the US. During the bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey that aired on Sunday, March 7, the Duke of Sussex said, “My family literally cut me off financially, and I had to afford security for us.” He also added that he had business dealings with Netflix and Spotify as his family stopped funding him for his lifestyle.
But the royal insiders have refuted the allegations and said Harry’s narrative has “let down” Charles. “The Prince of Wales went out of his way to make sure his son and daughter in law were financially supported,” a senior figure told The Evening Standard, who added the 72-year-old “supported the duke and duchess more than he would care to say.” Not just the royal family, but others have also been shocked by Harry’s comments since while leaving the UK, the Sussexes themselves claimed that they wanted to be “financially independent” and live a separate life away from the Palace.
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As per reports, working royals get 95 percent of their funding from the Duchy of Cornwall -- Charles' private estate -- while the remaining they receive from the taxpayer-funded Sovereign Grant. In addition, Harry got a fairly large inheritance from his late mother, Lady Diana. “I've got what my mum left me, and without that, we would not have been able to do this,” the 36-year-old said during the two-hour special with Winfrey, adding, “During COVID, the suggestion by a friend was, ‘What about streamers?’” It has been said that by striking deals with Netflix and Spotify, Meghan and Harry have got as much as $111 million (£80 million).
Meanwhile, the royal insiders also said that the Prince of Wales was concerned about the skin color allegations that Meghan and Harry have put against the family. The pair had accused an unidentified member of the family of making a racist comment about the skin color of their son Archie, even before he was born.
“It goes against everything the Prince of Wales believes in. He believes diversity is the strength of our society,” sources said. One senior Household figure added: “The prince is proud of the diversity of this country and believes the diversity of Britain’s modern society is its greatest strength. He wholeheartedly believes that our country owes a huge debt of gratitude to the rich diversity of cultures that make up our society and going forward is at the heart of what we can be as a nation. He truly believes the diversity of our society gives us so much to celebrate.”
Though Meghan and Harry have not named the person who allegedly commented on the skin color of their unborn son, the Palace is reportedly terrified about it. “A denial could lead the Sussexes breaking their vow and naming the member of the royal family who discussed their son’s skin color. There is a lack of trust. It could lead to the Sussexes naming names and it blowing up again,” an insider said. They added, “This incendiary interview has caused pain and division. Trust is an issue. For Harry to say he feels ‘let down’ seems a little rich when you consider what he has done. The Duke of Sussex continues to say he respects his grandmother, but he has ridden roughshod over the institution she represents. Time is said to be a great healer, let’s hope so.”