PRINCE Charles gave Prince Harry “many hundreds of thousands of pounds” last year despite his claims that he was “cut off financially”, according to reports.
Harry claimed he had been forced to make deals with Netflix and Spotify after revealing to Oprah he had been cut off by the Royal Family following Megxit.
Prince Charles gave Prince Harry “many hundreds of thousands of pounds” last year, according to reportsCredit: Getty Images – Getty
And he said it was when he was told his security would be taken away that he realised he needed to quickly find a source of income for his family.
Speaking to Oprah about the streaming deal, the 36-year-old said: “We didn’t have a plan.
“That 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.”
Prince Harry said his own father Prince Charles had stopped taking his calls for a time and that he had been cut off at the start of 2020.
He said: “I’ve got what my mum left me, and without that, we would not have been able to do this.”
However, according to The Daily Mail, informed sources have said he received a lump sum from Prince Charles in late March 2020 after he announced his decision to step aside.
Harry claimed he had been forced to make deals with Netflix and Spotify after revealing to Oprah he had been cut off by the Royal FamilyCredit: AFP or licensors
Meghan and Harry have signed two massive deals – one with Netflix, and another with spotifyCredit: Getty – Contributor
They claim he was gifted “many hundreds of thousands of pounds” to meet the costs of his new life in America.
They also said that it was made clear to Meghan and Harry that there would be more money put aside for them if needed.
Since quitting the Royal Family, Meghan and Harry have signed two massive deals – one with Netflix rumoured to be worth £100m and another with Spotify believed to be worth about £30m.
Harry said: “The biggest concern was that while we were in Canada, in someone else’s house, and then I got told short notice that security was going to be removed.
“So suddenly it dawned on me, hang on a second, the borders could be closed, we’re going to have our security removed, who knows how long lockdown is going to be.
“The world knows where we are. It’s not safe. It’s not secure.”
Although he did not reveal the sum during the chat, it is understood Harry was left about £6.5million ($9million) when his mother died 23 years ago.
This increased to around £10million ($13.9million) on his 30th birthday after the original amount was invested and gathered interest.
The money came from Diana’s divorce from Prince Charles, as well as shares, jewellery, cash and other personal items.