Despite Prince Harry claiming his family “literally cut me off financially” the Prince of Wales carried on supporting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with a “substantial sum” in the months following Megxit.
Public records show that Charles continued to fund the Sussexes until the summer of 2020, but Harry told Oprah Winfrey he stopped getting financial support from his family in the first quarter of that year.
Clarence House financial accounts show that funding for both Charles’s sons, the Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge and their families, contributed to a £4.5million bill for the prince.
Harry and Meghan were still listed as receiving money from Charles’s Duchy of Cornwall income, despite withdrawing from all Royal duties at the end of March last year. The funding bill plus other expenditure including Charles’s capital expenditure and transfer to reserves, dropped by around £1.2million in the financial year after the Sussexes stopped being senior royals.
A spokesman from Clarence House described the couple’s departure from the working royal family as “a matter of enormous sadness to the family”, adding: “Prince Charles wanted to help make this transitional year work and allocated a substantial sum to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to help them with that transition.”