Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will help pay for their own security — provided their post-Megxit money-making schemes are a success, according to a report.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have offered to reimburse taxpayers for the cost of security for their private business engagements that are not connected to royal events, sources told the Telegraph.
They will start paying as soon as their new, non-royal business plans take off — and how much they end up paying will largely depend on the cash they can bring in, the report says.
They are widely expected to hit the jackpot, however, with Netflix already confirming interest in working with the pair, who are seeking TV deals to make documentaries on their favorite causes, the UK paper said.
Meghan Markle was supposed to stand beside husband Prince Harry when he publicly defended their Megxit — but left him in the lurch at the last minute, according to a report Sunday.
The Duchess of Sussex, 38, was expected to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Harry, 35, at the Sentebale charity event in London last Sunday as he said they had “no other option” but to leave royal duties, according to the Mail on Sunday newspaper.
Instead, she “left him at the last minute to face the world’s cameras alone,” sources told the UK paper’s Talk of the Town column.
“It was always billed as a Meghan and Harry event behind the scenes – with hopes the Duchess might speak or play a part in the speech,” a source told the paper.
Prince Harry breaks silence on Megxit: 'There was no other option' “All of a sudden we were told Meghan wasn’t going to be making an appearance after all, let alone making the speech.”
The excitement of a “double Sussex” appearance at such a historic moment in royal history left the event oversold, with a fountain removed from the venue to make room for more tables, the paper said. Meghan instead stayed in Canada with baby Archie.
Worried senior royals are prepping a possible UK haven for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — fearing they are so “fragile” after Megxit they may come running back to Britain, according to a report Sunday.
“The palace [is] very worried about the Sussexes, because they are vulnerable outside the embrace of the family,” a source close to the royal household told The Sunday Times of London.
“They are making contingency plans in case the Sussexes suddenly turn round and say: ‘Can we come back under your wing?’”
Harry’s dad, heir to the throne Prince Charles, and brother, Prince William, are both “reaching out” to see if they want to return, stressing the couple would still be free of royal duties, the source said.
“They are phoning him and trying to talk to him and extending a friendly hand,” the source said of their attempts to “rebuild the relationship” amid concerns of the severe strain Harry is under.
Insiders believe the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s plans “disintegrated” over the backlash against Megxit as well as the intense media scrutiny they are facing in their current home in Vancouver Island in Canada.
Megxit presented a huge unintended consequence for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle ... the loss of one of their beloved titles, Commonwealth Youth Ambassadors.
Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ... the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were "shocked" they had to forgo their roles as youth ambassadors to the Commonwealth ... as part of the Megxit deal they struck with Queen Elizabeth, Prince William and Prince Charles.
As you know ... Harry and Megan were forced to stop using their Royal titles when they spurned the Crown and moved to Canada. We're told the couple didn't expect their ambassadorships to even be on the table during Megxit negotiations -- but the Queen drew a hard line in the sand, and they had to surrender the role.
The Commonwealth is a group of 53 nations ... almost all former British territories, such as Canada. In their time as youth ambassadors, Harry and Meghan were tasked with empowering young people in those countries to tackle the problems facing their generations.