Prince Harry was paid by King to ‘stay in a golden cage at all times’
Prince Harry talks about the royal deal he made with his father, King Charles, to ensure his financial security.
In his memoir ‘Spare’, the Duke of Sussex Harry wrote: “Pa didn’t financially support Willy and me, and our families, out of sheer generosity. That was his job. That was the whole thing.
Harry says he and William “agreed to serve the monarch” and to stay “inside the golden cage at all times” so they could get financial support.
He adds: “Dad might have dreaded the increased cost of our upkeep, but what he really couldn’t bear was someone new dominating the monarchy, grabbing the limelight, someone bright and new that came and eclipsed it.”
The Duke reveals how the King had experienced a similar and terrifying situation in the past with his estranged wife, Princess Diana.
Harry notes that his father did not want to go through similar circumstances with Meghan Markle.