Seeking ‘Financial Independence’


Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and Prince Harry during their visit to the DogPatch labs, Custom House Quay, Dublin in July 2018

It is understood that Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales were not aware of the content of Harry and Meghan’s personal statement before it was issued.

The couple said they will work to become financially independent while continuing to “fully support” the Queen.

But a palace spokeswoman said: “Discussions with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are at an early stage.

Harry and William received more than £5m from their father, Prince Charles, last year.

It was not immediately clear how Harry and Meghan would achieve financial independence, although last year it was reported that Harry would be executive producer of a documentary on mental health with Oprah Winfrey, for Apple’s video streaming service….

Will line of succession to the throne change now Prince Harry has quit? (Metro)

Buckingham Palace warns Harry and Meghan about ‘stepping back’ (RTÉ)


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43 thoughts on “Seeking ‘Financial Independence’

  1. Hugh Let-Packard

    The deliberate placing of a Microsoft Windows machine with oh so righteous coder dojo stickers,

    Tech woke. Kill me now. Good luck to the couple.

  2. Tea And Brexits

    Varadkar: Gosh, There is no chance of a United Kingdom now. #Meghxit (Note to PR dept – will this do?)

    Bojo: Best of luck to the couple in their future pursuit of Irish passports.


  3. class wario

    I think there’s no chance these lads will be covering security costs etc themselves. all well and good consciously unroyaling but the association is still there.

    harry alone could prob walk into some ‘consultant’ role with some big company and get paid millions for making the odd dinner speech or whatever too so i don’t think they’ll have any issues there. i suppose the point is more that his birth, status, wealth etc all put him in a position to be able to do that so it’s a bit disingenuous to act like he’ll actually be independent of all that now

  4. phil

    Being at risk from terrorist kidnappings , I assume they will need their protection detail , I wonder if they will be paying for that out of their own pocket ?

  5. Charger Salmons

    If there’s one thing even better than the Irish attacking each other over somethting that happened a century ago it’s watching the Royal Family have one of their regular implosions.
    In this case it’s one of the thicker members of an already thick family getting pussy-whipped by a space cadet.
    This is going to be a soap opera of epic proportions.
    His even thicker mother would be proud of what her dumb son is doing.
    Not sure what his dad, James Hewitt, thinks.
    I shall require a portmanteau to house all the popcorn needed to watch this sucker shine like a supernova.

  6. ReproBertie

    So a lad who’s mother was hounded to her death by tabloid journalists sees his wife become a hate figure for the same tabloids and decides he’s not having it. Can’t really blame him.

    1. Charger Salmons

      Actually his mother, who regularly colluded with paps and newspapers to gain publicity, was killed by a drunk driver.
      But it’s so sweet that beneath the black beret and sunglasses there beats the heart of a monarchist.
      Will you be showing your suppport from your barstool in The Flying Kneecap today ?

      1. ReproBertie

        As a republican I am delighted with this new crack in the foundation of the British monarchy. As a human I can understand the desire to spare a loved one from glare of the racist, hypocritical British tabloid media.

        Did you find a single post where I said Sasamach wouldn’t happen yet? Since you’re confident to have a go at me I presume it’s because you can back up your previous claim.

      2. pedeyw

        This narrative is springing up a lot today. A drunk driver hit her car while she was fleeing from the paps, in fairness. Occasionally using the media to highlight issues important to you should not me all access anything goes terrorising. Actually.

  7. Dr.Fart

    the best thing about this is the meltdown piers morgan is having over it. he’s been hounding them since they got together. i’d say 80% of his op-ed pieces are ragging on these two. and now that they’re stepping away from the limelight he won’t have any “hot takes” on every innocuos thing they do, he’s flipping the lid over it, the horrible little monster.

      1. Dr.Fart

        that’s literally what they’re “trying” to do. They’re sick of the media attention, and if they give up their royal roles they won’t have to go to so many events etc. where they pose with people for pics and do interviews n all.

  8. V

    Its business

    The new Posh and Becs

    Brand Royal
    or Sussex Royal
    or House of Windsor

    This is about money, and fame

    Nothing else.

    If it was anything else, like wanting a quieter life and more privacy, they would have found the manners to tell Herself, The Queen, and her Heir, his Dad.

    1. Charger Salmons

      This is correct.
      The Bimbo Twins want all the upside of the royal connection, like a nice house paid for by the public purse and full security and millions a year from their dad via the Duchy of Cornwall but without the actual payback of carrying out any royal duties.
      This will leave them free to hawk their Sussex trinkets to gullible Ameircans.
      It’s wondefully tacky.

        1. Paulus

          Gary Delaney joke:

          My neighbours are making a sextape.

          Of course they don’t know that yet.

  9. Learphollach

    At the end of the day, who really cares? It only ultimately has significance when they all go. Let’s hope it’s sooner rather than later.

  10. Shitferbrains

    Irish republicans. Thick as mince and bitter as gall. Best advert for a monarchy there is.

  11. Spaghetti Hoop

    Are they giving up their titles too? i.e. the Dukedom or the HRH? I would have thought there was a royal charter rolled up somewhere which indicates the responsibilities associated with the HRH title.

    1. newsjustin

      This would be one of the many complications, mentioned in Buckingham Palace’s short response, that need to be worked through. This has all the hallmarks of a hastily scribbled notion, not sense-checked and prematurely released.

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