Prince Harry and Meghan Markle released a new statement tonight explaining the cash given to them by Prince Charles.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said there was “no contradiction” between their claim that Prince Charles “cut off” Harry financially and the money they received from Charles last night.
Clarence House accounts last night showed Harry and Meghan had received a £ 4.45 million share along with William and Kate.
The accounts refer to the period 2020-2021.
The information seemed to clash with what Harry had said during the tell-all interview he and his wife had with Oprah Winfrey in March.
Then Harry said, “[The Netflix deal] was suggested by someone else that my family had literally cut me off financially and that I had to provide security for us.
“[They cut me off] in the first quarter of 2020. “
A Sussexes spokesman said tonight there was no contradiction between what Prince Harry told Oprah and the money the couple was given – and it was all down to the tax year.
The spokesman said, “You are merging two different schedules and it is imprecise to propose a contradiction.
“The Duke’s comments during the Oprah interview were about the first quarter of the UK fiscal year, which begins in April each year.
“This is the same date that the ‘transition year’ of the Sandringham Accords began and corresponds to the timetable to which Clarence House was referring.”
A spokesman for Prince Charles said he paid a “substantial sum” to support Harry and Meghan in the months following their resignation as high-ranking royals.
But they added, “This funding stopped last summer. The couple are now financially independent. “