MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry’s “lies” about being cut off by the Royal Family have put the other 17 Oprah Winfrey claims they made in doubt, an expert said today.
The Duke of Sussex told the world he was “cut off financially” when he sat down for his infamous interview with Oprah earlier this year.
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Prince Harry told Oprah Winfrey he had been “cut off financially”[/caption]
However, figures released last night showed the couple received a share of £4.45m from Prince Charles[/caption]
But Prince Charles’ annual report, released last night, showed his youngest son received a “substantial” sum from him after Megxit.
Figures show he gave both the Sussexes and Cambridges a share of £4.45million, despite Harry claiming he had been hung out to dry by the Firm.
Royal author Phil Dampier told The Sun Online it should be “added to a long list of things said in the Oprah interview which weren’t true”.
He added: “Harry’s people are claiming his statement about being cut off financially is not contradicted by the annual royal report because it refers to the first quarter of the financial year.
“But perception is everything and the impression he gave in the Oprah interview was that he had been cut off by his father.
“He didn’t qualify it by saying he had been paid up to a point, but then cut off.
And it makes you wonder whether anything they said about racism in the royal family, or the fact that Meghan couldn’t get help with her mental health were true either.”
Royal author Phil Dampier
“I’m afraid you can add it to a long list of things said in the Oprah interview which weren’t true.
“Their claim that they had a wedding ceremony a couple of days before the big day was totally false.
“And it makes you wonder whether anything they said about racism in the royal family, or the fact that Meghan couldn’t get help with her mental health were true either.”
It comes after Piers Morgan blasted Meghan for 17 “untrue, exaggerated or unprovable” slurs against the Royal Family.
Piers defended the royals and said 17 of the claims made in the interview are either untrue, inflated or impossible to prove.
These include Meghan wrongly claiming she and Harry were married in secret by the Archbishop of Canterbury and alleging that Archie was not allowed to be a Prince because of his skin colour.
He described Meghan as a “delusional actress who wants to make millions off the royals while trashing the family”.
Figures showed Charles had given both the Sussexes and Cambridges a share of £4.45m[/caption]
Meanwhile, other claims overnight include how Meghan and Harry reportedly rejected an Earl title for Archie because it contained the word “dumb”.
17 ‘LIES’ from Harry and Meghan
PIERS Morgan blasted Meghan Markle for 17 “untrue, exaggerated or unprovable” slurs against the Royal Family earlier this year:
Real wedding took place earlier
Meghan claimed her and Harry were secretly married by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the garden at Nottingham Cottage three days before the official wedding in May 2018.
But their wedding certificate proved this was not true.
Archie ‘wasn’t allowed to be prince’
Meghan claimed the Royal Family refused Archie’s birthright to be a prince after “concerns and conversations” about “how dark” his skin would be when he was born.
However, according to royal protocol, Archie can only receive a title when Prince Charles takes the throne.
Meghan ‘never looked Harry up online’
Meghan claims she “never looked up my husband online” and “didn’t do any research into the monarchy”.
But according to the authors of Finding Freedom, Meghan looked up Harry via a thorough Google search for their first date.
Meg ‘hadn’t seen sister for almost 20 years’
Meghan dismissed her estranged half-sister Samantha Markle by saying she had not seen her for “at least 18, 19 years”.
But a photograph shows Meghan smiling and with her arm around with Samantha at her graduation in 2008.
TV wasn’t ever part of the plan
Meghan agreed when Harry said working with TV companies, such as streaming giant Netflix, was not part of the plan when they first planned a move to the US.
It has since been revealed the couple started speaking to Quibi video streaming in early 2019.
Meg’s passport was taken from her
Meghan claimed during the Oprah chat that she’d had her passport taken from her.
However, after meeting Harry, she must have still had her passport to hand – as the couple jetted off on 13 holidays together, including breaks in Ibiza, Nice and Amsterdam.
Silent or silenced?
Meg claimed she was silenced by the Royal Family.
But in reality, she went on 73 public appearances as a working royal.
Papers ‘withheld story on her dad to cause maximum harm’
Meghan claimed the Mail on Sunday withheld a story on her father Thomas Markle setting up fake pap pics for a month.
In fact, the newspaper was working on the story for several weeks and only chose to publish it 24 hours after securing final CCTV proof.
Press created drama over Thomas Markle
Meghan claimed the press created news about Thomas to create drama.
But Thomas says he spoke to the press because Meghan cut him off first – just days before her wedding.
Security was taken away
Meghan said security was removed from her, Harry and Archie, despite fears for their safety.
But when they quit their royal duties, they lost their Internationally Protected Persons status.
Press team didn’t defend her
Meghan said her press team did not defend her in the news.
But journalists say many things were kept out of the newspaper when her press team said they were untrue.
Banned from lunching with pals
The Duchess said she was banned from going to lunch with friends.
In fact, newspapers turned down many paparazzi photos of Meghan out of the confines of the palace.
No training in how to be royal
She claimed there was no training on how to be a royal – but like all members of the Royal Family, Meghan was sent on SAS training to deal with potential kidnapping.
Finding Freedom revealed she was also given informal training on royal life including exiting cars in a skirt and curtseying.
Holiday parties with the paps
Meghan described cosy ‘tabloid holiday parties’, which she claimed were held between royals and the press at the palace.
Such parties don’t exist.
Concerns over Archie’s skin colour
The single most damaging claim for the royals were allegations of “conversations” and “concerns” about the colour of Archie’s skin when she was pregnant.
But her story differs from Harry’s. He says the conversation happened at the beginning of their relationship.
Ignored when she asked for help
Meghan says she was ignored when she asked HR for support saying she felt suicidal.
But over the years, several members of the Royal Family have sought help, including Prince Harry.
Kate made Meg cry
Meghan claims Kate made her cry at a bridesmaid fitting before her wedding.
But journalist behind the original story – which alleged that in fact Meghan made Kate cry – sticks by her sources.
The pair decided against the title Earl of Dumbarton for their son because they allegedly feared it would attract unfortunate nicknames.
The couple are currently living in the US, where the word dumb is commonly used as slang for stupid.
A source told The Telegraph: “They didn’t like the idea of Archie being called the Earl of Dumbarton because it began with the word ‘dumb’ [and] they were worried about how that might look.”
Another insider added: “It wasn’t just Meghan who pointed out the potential pitfalls, it also bothered Harry.”
Mr Dampier added that their decision shows how much the pair care about their image and “want to control every aspect of their lives”.
He said: “Turning down the title because it had the word ‘dumb’ in it shows the fundamental lack of knowledge that Meghan has about royalty and British history.
“When she first became a royal we were told she would take UK citizenship and she would learn all about the UK and its history, but it never happened.
“To reject using it for this reason is dumb itself, you can’t just alter or dismiss ancient titles when it suits you.
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“It shows how much Harry and Meghan care about their image and want to control every aspect of their lives and how they are perceived by the public, particularly in the US, where their future lies.
“It is typical of a Hollywood star, not a royal following tradition, and the way they resort to legal actions at the drop of a hat is reminiscent of film stars, not royals trying to solve a family rift.
“It just proves the Queen was right to decide they couldn’t be half in and half out of the royal family, as they only want to take the bits of monarchy which suit them, not the whole package.”
The couples received the cash from Prince Charles[/caption]