His sons may be adults, but Prince Charles does not abandon them. This Friday, September 25, the British daily The Express revealed that, to take care of Prince William and Prince Harry, the Duke of Cornwall paid the dizzying sum of 5.6 million pounds Sterling (6.1 million euros ) in just one year, namely from April 2019 until the end of March 2020, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. A figure up 11% compared to the previous year according to The Express. Her Majesty’s eldest son Elizabeth II continued to fund his sons’ lifestyle as he led by example by confining himself to his home in Birkhall, Scotland on Sunday March 22, 2020 … be tested positive for Covid-19 three days later.
As a true generous father, Prince Charles therefore preferred to spoil his children rather than keep his fortune. “Charles’s unofficial spending on himself and his family out of his Duchy income was around £ 3.2million (€ 3.5million),” according to The Express, “an increase of £ 45,000. ” And if our colleagues from across the Channel were not able to further detail the expenses of Prince Charles, they still specified that the husband of Camilla Parker Bowles financed the activities of Prince William and Prince Harry, but also their respective wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle. Enough to cringe some anonymous people, as revealed by Page Six of the New York Post, because of the Sussexes’ decision to slam the door of the Firm and to isolate themselves across the Atlantic in January 2020. “Now that she has left the monarchy, she should reimburse Prince Charles for the designer clothes he bought her,” blasted a user on Twitter.
Meghan and Harry, soon to be independent?
When his youngest son and daughter-in-law made the decision to relinquish their status as senior members of the royal family, Prince Charles had indeed pledged to fund their activities to help them in the start of their new life, d ‘first in Vancouver then in Los Angeles. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, as a spokesperson confided, were paying for their own safety with help from the Duke of Cornwall. A situation that could quickly change since the parents of little Archie signed a juicy contract with Netflix worth $ 100 million, or 85 million euros. A step forward towards their financial independence, they who continue to repay the renovations of Frogmore Cottage, and a certain relief for Prince Charles’ wallet.
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