How Harry and Meghan are free to make millions from commercial deals and still pocket £2m-a-year from Prince Charles – The Sun
MEGHAN and Harry are now free to make millions in big money commercial deals and will still pocket £2million-a-year from Prince Charles.
In a seismic statement this evening, The Queen said the couple will not only payback the £2.4million they used to renovate their UK home, they will no longer use their HRH titles and lose public funds from Spring.
Last week, Meghan and Harry announced plans to step away from life as senior royals and become "financially independent" while dividing their time between the UK and North America.
By stepping down from their royal duties, they will lose £2million-a-year from the taxpayer-funded Sovereign Grant.
But the couple are still expected to receive money from Harry's dad Prince Charles from the private Duchy of Cornwall estate which almost amounts to around £2million-a-year.
Meghan and Harry said on their new Sussex Royal website last week that they are planning to become financially independent as they "value the ability to earn a professional income", which they were not allowed to do as senior royals.
We told last year how the couple have quietly built up a commercial team in Hollywood, including Meghan’s former business manager and PR company Sunshine Sachs.
Prince Harry is believed to be worth around £30.5million and Meghan an estimated £3.5million thanks to her acting career.
They are set to bring in millions from lucrative commercial deals, which will be added to their already staggering £34million fortune.
Harry was even filmed recommending his wife to Disney chief, Bob Iger, for a voiceover job, months before she landed one.
The Duke, 35, pointed to his wife and said in hushed tones: "You do know she does voiceovers?"
Mr Iger, looking surprised, replies "ah I did not know that", before Harry continues "you seem surprised, she's really interested".
Last week it was reported that Meghan has signed a deal with Disney in return for a donation to a wildlife charity.
UK branding expert Claire Shiels said the couple’s value could quickly challenge the Beckhams, worth £700million.
According to the Times, senior members of the royal family accused Harry and Meghan of already signing a deal with "firms including Disney" in tense talks before Christmas.
The couple splashed the cash in June, to fully modernise the historic 219-year-old property installing luxuries.
£2.4 MILLION ON FROGMORE COTTAGE
They moved into the Frogmore Cottage, Windsor, which was a gift from the Queen, a month before baby Archie Harrison was born.
Meghan and Harry are understood to have spent money on revamping their kitchen with "fine furnishings" for a kitchen, living room and nursery room for baby Archie.
Meghan chose eco-friendly, toxin-free and vegan paint for the redecoration, which was reportedly overseen by designer Vicky Charles.
Sources claim Her Majesty is angry at the amount spent, now that the couple intend to start a new life in Canada.
Royal accounts said at the time, the renovated of Frogmore Cottage was paid out of the Sovereign Grant and involved the "reconfiguration and full refurbishment of five residential units in poor condition to create the official residence for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex".
The kitchen with "fine furnishings" for a kitchen, living room and nursery room for baby Archie.
MEGXIT DEAL SEALED
Tonight the Palace revealed details of the couple's future as the Megxit deal was sealed.
This new arrangement is expected to be rolled out in spring of this year, which means they will be carrying out royal engagements and Meghan will be returning to the UK.
The couple "will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family".
It is understood that in return for dropping the use of the HRH titles, there will be no oversight on how the couple earn money, meaning they can make whatever commercial deals they want.
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