PRINCE Charles felt total “relief” at getting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle off the British taxpayers’ payroll, it has been claimed.
Charles famously gave the Duke and Duchess of Sussex “a substantial sum” to start a new life in America after the runaway royals claimed they wanted to be “financially independent” and make their own fortune.
Royal accounts revealing the payment were made public just weeks after Harry shamelessly whined to Oprah Winfrey that Charles had cut him off financially following the move.
“I’ve got what my mum left me, and without that, we would not have been able to do this,” Harry complained.
But it was later revealed that Charles gave Harry, Meghan, Prince William and Kate Middleton a combined total of £4.5 million during the last financial year – a sum that would leave most families set for life.
Now royal biographer Ingrid Seward has told the Daily Mail: “I imagine Prince Charles will be relieved as they will be off his payroll now, and the British public will be relieved because they can pay back what they owe now on Frogmore Cottage, so it’s a win-win situation.”
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WATCH: QUEEN VISITS CORONATION STREET
MEGHAN MARKLE SAYS SHE’S MADE THE ‘BIGGEST MISTAKE’ IN NEW FILM TRAILER
Meghan Markle says she’s made the “world’s biggest mistake” joining the royal family in a new trailer for the Lifetime movie being made about Megxit.
The new teaser clip for Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace was released on Instagram this week and shows the couple leaving behind their royal roles.
In the 30-second video, Meghan, played by actress Sydney Morton, questions if she made an error marrying into the royal family.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry, played by Jordan Dean, insists he’ll “do everything in his power to keep his wife and son safe”.
Kate Middleton is also portrayed in the movie, and is seen in the trailer saying that marrying into the royal family is what they “signed up for.”
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WATCH: MEGHAN MARKLE SAYS SHE’S MADE THE ‘BIGGEST MISTAKE’ IN NEW FILM TRAILER
QUEEN VISITS CORONATION STREET AND POPS INTO THE ROVERS RETURN
The Queen will be greeted by Sir Peter Bazelgette, Chairman of ITV, and John Whiston, Managing Director of Continuing Drama.
She will then meet the crew and cast before being escorted by Dame Carolyn McCall, CEO of ITV, into the Rovers Return, at Media City in Manchester.
Her Majesty once visited the set of Corrie- and Prince Philip was offered a pint in the Rovers Return Inn.
The monarch and Philip visited the fictional town of Weatherfield in 1982, while on a visit to Manchester during her Diamond Jubilee tour.
Meghan Markle upset people from the early days of her joining the Royal Family, a royal biographer has claimed.
Penny Junor claimed palace insiders told her the Duchess of Sussex was “not as charming as she seemed.”
“I was hearing very bad stories from early on that Meghan was upsetting people,” she told the ITV documentary, Harry & William: What Went Wrong?
“She was not as charming as she seemed.”
Junor went on to say that the Duchess’s approach is not just Californian but “showbiz-y, celebrity.”
PRINCE CHARLES REVEALS BANGERS WHICH GIVE HIM ‘AN IRRESISTIBLE URGE’ TO DANCE
CHARLES HAILS WREXHAM VACCINE FACTORY STAFF FOR ROLE IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID
The Prince of Wales has praised staff at a vaccine factory for the part they have played in the battle against Covid-19.
On Monday, Charles visited Wockhardt UK in Wrexham, North Wales, to see for himself the company’s key role in the vaccination rollout across the UK.
Wockhardt has been instrumental in the manufacture of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine and carries out the “fill and finish” stage of the process which involves dispensing the vaccine into vials ready for it to be sent out across the country.
The firm has a manufacturing contract with the UK Government in place until August 2022.
During his tour of the high-tech site, which employs more than 500 people, Charles donned protective gear to visit the firm’s quality control laboratory, where 300 million doses of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine are currently being produced.
WILLIAM PRAISES NHS STAFF DURING BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDEN PARTY
The Duke of Cambridge has paid tribute to the “extraordinary” efforts of NHS staff during the pandemic as he hosted a Buckingham Palace party in their honour.
William welcomed 28 specially selected health service workers – from nurses and cleaners to care workers and caterers – to the Queen’s official London home for the Big Tea event on the 73rd anniversary of the NHS. He was without wife Kate who is self-isolating after…