Prince Harry could end up 're-paying Prince Charles' a 'substantial sum' if tell-all book reveals too much about the royals

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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Prince Harry warned he could end up 're-paying Prince Charles' a 'substantial sum' he gave him to start a new life in LA if the tell-all book reveals too much about the royals, expert claims.

Prince Harry received a stark warning from a royal expert that he might have to repay Prince Charles the 'substantial sum' his father gave him to start a new life living in LA.

When the Duke stepped down as senior royals, he and Meghan were stripped of their official titles but in order to give his son a chance at setting up a new life for himself and his wife in America, Prince Charles reportedly gave Harry some funds from his Duchy estate.

Earlier this year Clarence House confirmed Harry and Meghan received a "substantial sum" from Charles until last summer. And it is claimed that this cash was used to purchase a new home in Santa Barbara and he used the cash he inherited from his mother to pay for security to protect his family - wife Meghan, son Archie, two, and daughter Lilibet Diana, aged one month when he was cut off financially.

But since news of the bombshell book, which is expected to be released in late 2022, Royal author and expert Robert Jobson took to Twitter to blast the Duke of Sussex for selling rights to his autobiography for a reported $20m - of which the whole sum is expected to be donated to charity.

He tweeted, 'Talk of a $20million advance for Prince Harry’s memoir (with profits going to charity). Will the prince refund his dad the money he gave him to set himself up in America before trashing him in his book I wonder?'

Prince Charles, Princess Diana, Prince Harry and Prince William

Prince Harry has already spoken about his relationship with his father Prince Charles since he quit the UK, admitting his father had 'stopped taking his calls'. And claimed "my family literally cut me off financially" in "the first quarter of 2020" - which relates to the first quarter of the financial year (April to June) and not the calendar year (January to March).

Despite reportedly upsetting the Queen with his comments on Prince Charles' parenting, Prince Harry is expected to go into details about his upbringing as a prince and it could leave several members of the royal family in fear of what he might say.

Prince Charles and Prince Harry

In a statement about the book, Harry teased, 'I've worn many hats over the years, both literally and figuratively, and my hope is that in telling my story - the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned - I can help show that no matter where we come from, we have more in common than we think.'

He added, ‘I’m deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I’ve learned over the course of my life so far and excited for people to read a firsthand account of my life that’s accurate and wholly truthful.’

It comes after Prince Harry wrote a 'deeply personal' letter to Charles before attending Prince Philip's funeral.

Meanwhile, Penguin Random House revealed the book would cover Harry's childhood, his military service including time on the frontlines in Afghanistan, and his life as a husband and father.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)