Many children grow up dreaming of becoming a prince or princess one day. We imagine it as being this charmed life of love and privilege. From what we learned when Diana became princess, and now again with Meghan Markle, we know that the Royal Family isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In their interview with Oprah, Harry and Meghan opened up about how they were able to leave the royal life behind, all thanks to Harry’s mom.
Abandoned By The Royal Family, Meghan And Harry Living Off Of Money Left For Him From Diana
On March 7, 2021, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle sat down with Oprah to give a tell-all interview about why they left the Royal Family. The couple shared plenty of sad and surprising details about what drove them to finally break away from the only life Harry had ever known. (1)
However, one of the most shocking reveals was that the Royal Family had completely cut them off from all funds – including security. Thankfully, the couple had one person they could count on to look after them: Harry’s mom, Princess Diana. (1)
Princess Di Watching Out For Her Son From Beyond The Grave
In her will, the late Princess Diana left both of her sons with a sum of $10 million USD. It is this money that allowed Harry and Meghan to cut ties with the rest of Harry’s family. (1)
At the beginning of 2020, the Royals took away Harry’s access to the family funds. This was after they announced they were stepping down from their Royal duties and were living on Vancouver Island on the West Coast of Canada. (1)
Without the Royal funds, the couple would have been in a very tight spot. In particular, when it comes to security. They were receiving daily death threats from those angry about the decisions they had made. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) provided the couple with security services until March 2020. (1)