Showdown in Sandringham: The Queen convenes a crisis session on Monday at her Norfolk country home, dealing with the future of Prince Harry (35) and Meghan (38). It will be the first meeting since the couple announced the dismissal of the royal family by bang. In addition to the Queen, Prince Charles (71), Prince William (37) and Prince Harry (35) are present, because Duchess Meghan (38) has already rushed to Canada, she is switched on by phone.
Various options for the withdrawal of the Sussexes are being negotiated, and there is talk of a hard and soft “Megxit” – this is how Harry and Meghan bid farewell to the British. “Hard” means that the couple moves permanently to North America and relinquishes their royal duties. “Soft” that Harry and Meghan split the time between the UK and overseas and maintained their active royal roles.
“Bad consequences” for Harry and Meghan
Royal advisors have developed various scenarios in which the “bad consequences” for Harry and Meghan are shown. If they give up their royal duties or reduce them sharply, this has financial consequences above all. The cost of the security of the Sussex family is up for debate, so far Scotland Yard has been responsible for this. The bill for the English residence should also be juicy, Frogmore Cottage was renovated at the request of the couple for three million francs – Harry and Meghan would have to pay rent as private individuals.
And in the future, Harry will have to face double taxation of income. This applies to stays of more than 90 days in England and more than 183 days in Canada per year. Because Meghan is still a US citizen, she is asked to pay there.
Long-term planning planned
The couple do not have to worry financially, however, the combined fortune is estimated at around CHF 40 million. From now on, the two want to earn their own money, a step that has long been planned. The couple have secured the trademark rights for “Sussex Royal”, and they had the homepage registered in March 2019. It can be assumed that Harry and Meghan are well prepared to negotiate the Megxit deal.