PropertyBritain’s Prince Charles, 72, is said to be “relieved” that his son Prince Harry, 36, and his wife, Meghan Markle, 39, are no longer getting paid. Charles is said to have given the couple a “big amount” in the months since they gave up their role on “The Firm”, but for now it will be a win-win situation. Royal biographer Ingrid Seward said this in the British media.
According to the biographer, it was clear for some time that Prince Charles did not want the couple to make money from the monarchy anymore. The Prince has given the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a ‘large sum’, but in the meantime he will be ‘relieved’ that this situation is now a thing of the past. “I can imagine Prince Charles relieved that they are no longer on his payroll. The British public will be relieved too, that Harry and Meghan can now pay off what they still owe Frogmore Cottage. (Which Harry and Meghan renovated for €2.8 million, editor). condemns. So it’s a win-win situation.”
Harry and Meghan announced at the beginning of last year that they wanted to move away from the British royal family. The couple immediately stated that they would not use the title His Royal Highness/Her Royal Highness, and expressed their desire to become financially independent from the royal family. However, they still receive a deposit from Prince Charles, the Duchy of Cornwall, which consists of 130,000 hectares of land with castles, holiday homes and even a cricket ground. It was about 5.5 million euros, although this was the last time they could count on this income.
“The current Prince of Wales chooses to use a large part of his proceeds from the duchy to cover the costs of his public and charitable work, as well as the public and private lives of his family, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and their children,” read the duchy’s website until recently, which has also become profitable increasingly in recent decades. In 2019 alone – the latest figures available – the British royal family earned around £22.6 million running the duchy. Money that from now on no longer has to be shared with Harry and Meghan.
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