PRINCE Harry and Meghan Markle have tried to claim they WEREN’T misleading the public with their ‘cut off’ Oprah claims.
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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Harry claimed Charles had ‘cut him off’ financially[/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.
Now, in a sensational swipe back, Harry and Meghan have denied any contradiction at all.
A spokesperson for the Sussexes said “it’s inaccurate to suggest that there’s a contradiction,” adding that Harry was talking to Oprah about the first quarter of the financial year from April 2020.
It comes after Harry told Oprah back in March that he had been forced to make deals with Netflix and Spotify after saying he had been cut off by the Royal Family in the aftermath of Megxit.
“We didn’t have a plan,” he told the US chat show legend.
“That (the streaming deal) 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.”
Harry told Oprah back in March that his father had cut him off financially[/caption]
He told Oprah he stopped receiving financial support from his family in the “first quarter of 2020” and had to rely on money left to him by his mother, Princess Diana.
But he made no mention of the hefty sum from his dad.
Charles’s annual report, released by Clarence House last night, shows he gave the Sussexes and Cambridges a share of £4.45million in that same period.
The cash is listed as for “funding the activities” of Harry, Meghan, William and Kate, and is typically split between the brothers.
Palace sources refused to reveal the exact amount given to Harry – which covered the first four months of their “transition period”.
A source said he and wife Meghan were “allocated a substantial sum to support them” before funding “ceased in the summer of 2020”.
Since the emergence of Charles’ annual report, Harry has faced backlash for his claim earlier this year that he had been “cut off”.
Harry’s biographer Penny Junor said the the Duke’s remarks would have “enormously hurt” his “generous” dad.
But pal Omid Scobie claims the father and son’s timelines actually match up.
“Despite some confusing reports, Prince Charles and Prince Harry’s timelines for the period the Sussexes’ financial support ended are the same,” he tweeted.
“Clarence House says funding continued until last summer (Q1 of the UK’s fiscal year is April to June) and Harry told Oprah the same.”
Harry is now largely funded by a £112million Netflix deal. He has a mortgage on his £11million mansion in Montecito, California.
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The Duke of Sussex is believed to have been left £7.5million after mum Diana’s death in 1997.
It is thought he shared a £70million inheritance from the Queen Mum in 2002.
He also pocketed a £35,000-a-year Army wage for ten years, and was bankrolled by at least £2.3million from Charles every year.