We Can't Afford Meghan Markle: Prince Harry Was Left 'Infuriated' When King Charles Refused to Support Pair After 2018 Wedding

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A then-Prince Charles told Prince Harry he 'could not afford' Meghan Markle.

Mar. 1 2024, Published 1:34 p.m. ET

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Charles, Prince of Wales, let it be known to Prince Harry in early 2018 that he was not willing to fully support his youngest son and his bride-to-be, Meghan Markle. This revelation and more were revealed in author Robert Jobson's, Our King: Charles III — The Man and the Monarch Revealed.

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A then-Prince Charles said he was paying for too many royals in 2018, right before Harry and Meghan married.

As Harry reportedly grew "infuriated" as the conversation went on, the future King Charles III added how he could not afford to pay for them, in addition to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, and their young family too. Prince Charles received annual earnings from the Duchy of Cornwall when he was the heir to the throne, which meant he did not get funding from Queen Elizabeth II's Sovereign Grant.

This plays into complaints the Duke of Sussex wrote about in his memoir, Spare, about not being able to earn money "to support my family." The revelation also arrived shortly after the fifth in line to the throne lost his High Court battle over retaining British taxpayer-funded security.

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In his book, 'Spare,' Prince Harry said that finances was one thing that helped lead to 'Megxit' in 2020.

In documents released from the case, which was decided on Wednesday, February 28, the fifth in line to the throne even demanded the name of the specific person who signed off on stripping Sussex protection four years ago. Harry and Meghan Markle decided to leave the United Kingdom ("Megxit") in early 2020 for reasons that have been disputed by both analysts and the couple themselves ever since. No matter the reason behind the parting, government-funded royal security is something that is only granted to senior royals who actively work for or from the annual Sovereign Grant of public money.

It is understood, "obviously," that such monarchy members will reside full-time in Britain and will continue their public and private duties as representatives of the reigning monarch. Both of these principles were abandoned when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided to leave.

The fiery-haired prince filed a claim against the British Home Office after they decided to remove such security in February 2020, and released a statement defending his decision last December.

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The Duke of Sussex lost his High Court battle concerning taxpayer-funded security for him and his family.

Harry let it be known that he and the Duchess of Sussex "felt forced" to leave the monarchy nearly four years ago.

"It was with great sadness for the both of us that my wife and I felt forced to step back from this role and leave the country in 2020. The U.K. is my home. The U.K. is central to the heritage of my children and a place I want them to feel at home as much as where they live at the moment in the United States," the fifth in line to the throne's recent witness statement read.

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King Charles III has 'barely' spoken to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle since he became the monarch on September 8, 2022.

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Daily Express reported on excerpts from Jobson's book.

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