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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MEGHAN AND HARRY FILM ‘COMEDY OF THE YEAR’
A teaser of the new film was released today with many sharing their opinions on the movie set to hit the screens.
Lifetime’s new movie Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace is based on the couples decision to leave the royal family.
During Lorraine’s morning show it was the topic of conversation as she described the film as being a comedy.
Lorraine scrutinized the film saying “Crikey. It looks the best comedy of the year doesn’t it? Daft”
She then added: “Is that meant to be the Queen?” before laughing to herself.
HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS FOR BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDENS?
Tickets for the garden cost £16.50 for adults, £15 for those aged above 60, £15 for students, and £9 for children and those who are disabled.
Children under the age of five go free, and a family of up to two adults and three children costs £42.
Group discounts for bookings of 15 people or more are offered.
WHEN WILL BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDENS OPEN?
Guests with tickets will be able to visit and picnic in the gardens between July 9 and September 19, 2021.
Due to restrictions enforced because of Covid, usual tours of the Palace have been put on hold.
Smaller guided tours of the State Rooms and gardens will however be available from May to September.
“JUST RIGHT ON A DAY LIKE THIS”
BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDENS
Visitors can explore the Buckingham Palace gardens with a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to picnic in the ground with views of the Palace, the Royal Collection Trust has announced.
People will be free to wander around the winding paths at their own pace and take in the wildlife-rich surroundings at the capital’s heart.
The grounds – described as “a walled oasis in the middle of London” – boasts Plane trees planted by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, and the famous lake with its island that is home to the Buckingham Palace bees.
It is the largest private garden in London and features 325 wild-plant species, 30 species of breeding birds, and more than 1,000 trees.
BUCKINGHAM PALACE GARDENS
WILL THE QUEEN VISIT WIMBLEDON ANYTIME SOON
While the royals are usually regulars at Wimbledon, there’s one key member of the family who often gives it a miss.
The Queen has only attended the prestigious tennis tournament four times, and all have been official visits.
It is despite the fact the monarch, 95, was patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club for 64 years – a role she passed over to Kate Middleton in 2017.
According to Hello! Online, she is not a particular fan of the game, and has only ever attended in an official capacity.
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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