Charles gave Harry and Meghan substantial sum despite claims he was cut off

Prince Charles continued to give money to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and funded them with a "substantial sum" after Megxit.

The Prince of Wales gave money to support the Duke and Duchess of Sussex during their transition from royal life in the US.

Harry claimed to Oprah Winfrey in March that his family "literally cut me off" when he made the move across the Atlantic with his wife Meghan, saying it led to the pair striking deals with Netflix and Spotify.

However, Clarence House accounts covering the year from April 2020 reveal Charles supported both his sons and their wives to the sum of £4.45m.

It is unclear how much of the money went to Harry and Meghan, but a Clarence House spokesperson said yesterday it was "substantial".

He added: “That funding ceased in the summer of last year. The couple is now financially independent.”

Harry told Oprah in an interview in March: "[The Netflix 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.

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"[They cut me off] in the first quarter of 2020.”

The duke went on to claim the Sussexes were reduced to living off what "my mother had left me", referring to inheritance from Princess Diana after she died.

Clarence Houses' annual review revealed Charles' bill for the activities of both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – plus other expenditures – was £4.4million.

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It was down £1.5m from £5.6m in the previous year, the last year the Sussexes were working royals.

The report did not provide a detailed breakdown of the figures.

Although Harry and Meghan were still listed as receiving money from Charles' Duchy of Cornwall income, despite stepping down as senior royals last year.

The spokesperson could not add as to whether the two accounts were at odds, and said: "All I can tell you are the facts."

The annual Sovereign Grant report released today revealed Harry and Meghan paid the full £2.4m cost of refurbishing Frogmore Cottage in the Windsor Castle grounds, their former UK home.

The grant is funded by profits from the Crown Estate.

It's believed the Sussexes Netflix and Spotify podcast sign-ups are multi-million pound deals.

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