Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly shocked at what being ‘financially independent’ actually means for them.
Daniela Elser, a Royal expert, claims that Prince Harry and Markle sacrificed the luxury of devoting time to projects they cared the most about when they quit as working Royals.
Writing in her column for News.com.au, Elser said the Sussexes now have to balance their charity work with paying the bills.
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She said: “The reality of their new life would appear to suggest that big, sweeping projects are not a possibility right now”.
“Despite the Sussexes having laudably pronounced they wanted to work towards becoming financially independent, facing what that meant, in reality, would appear to have come as something of a shock to the duo.”
The couple set up the Archewell Foundation, a not for profit organisation aimed at supporting communities.
However, the Royal expert comments: “Since launching in October last year, Archewell has not held a single fundraiser, as far has been made publicly known.
“Now, a year or two down the road, things might look very different with Covid and the pandemic relics of the past (fingers and toes crossed here) and with the world reopened.”
Elser also claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex can no longer match Prince William and Kate Middleton’s charity donations when it comes to time.
However, she also said: “Harry and Meghan will be able to focus on cosying up to their AAA+-list chums to raise cash to support their ambitious and exciting philanthropic efforts.
“But for the time being, the Cambridges and the Sussexes are operating on totally separate, far from equal, playing fields, one fully established, well-funded and helmed by two people able to dedicate their days to it.”
During their infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey, Prince claimed that he and Markle had been financially cut off by the Royals.
They have reportedly signed deals with Netflix and Spotify to support themselves.
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