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Keeping Up with the Sussexes

We haven’t checked in on Harry and Meghan in a minute, what with Kate leaving the house for the first time in three months and Andrew’s… whole thing.

Therefore, today’s post is all about the Sussexes. Find out what they’ve been up to lately, and what happens next as they continue “finding freedom” from the Royal Family.

Harry and William Split the Diana Fund in Half

Harry and William continue to distance themselves and their charitable works. One of the funds formerly under their care is the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund. Although it no longer actively raises money, the fund still received about $27,000 last year.

The charity was originally established after Diana’s death in 1997. Sales from Elton John’s memorial recording of “Candle in the Wind” were funneled into the fund, as well as many private donations.

Until now, the money has been put into the Royal Foundation, which used to be the catch-all trust for both the Cambridges and the Sussexes. The brothers have decided to split the money from now on, however, with Harry’s half going to his African HIV/AIDS Sentebale.

Report: Harry and Meghan Haven’t Earned a Dime

Speaking of finances, there remains a great deal of curiosity about Harry and Meghan’s finances. According to Katie Nicholl, the Sussexes haven’t actually earned any money since leaving the Royal Family.

She told Entertainment Tonight, “They do need to make money. They’ve been in L.A. since March, they left the royal family at the end of March, and as yet, they haven’t actually earned anything.”

We know that Harry gave a major speech at a JP Morgan event in February, but perhaps Nicholl is only including money earned since March. The only other high-profile project they’ve had is Meghan’s voice over for Elephant. However, she apparently told Disney to donate her paycheck to Elephants Without Borders.

Harry still has money from his mother, as well as a yearly stipend from his father’s trust. Plus Meghan has residuals from Suits! It’s not like they’re going to starve in the streets even if they keep donating their fees to charity.

Jessica Mulroney Drama Continues

The Jessica Mulroney story is a much bigger deal in Canada than the US, but as Royal gossip hounds, we can’t resist the drama. To recap, Meghan’s BFF of over a decade allegedly harassed and threatened a Black Instagram influencer named Sasha Exeter. The fallout was swift. Brands cut ties with Jessica, and her reality show was cancelled.

Well, the one person who has stayed quiet during this mess is Duchess Meghan. Although Jessica alluded to her famous (and biracial) friend in one of her public apologies, no one has actually mentioned Meghan by name. And the rumor is that Meg isn’t taking Jess’s calls anymore.

A report from The Sun alleges that Meghan ditched her friend in order to appear “woke.” The article quotes an anonymous insider from Jessica’s camp:

“She’s completely distraught and devastated because Meghan has done nothing to stand up for her publicly. Jessica is terrified she will never work again. Meghan has forsaken her most loyal friend just to look woke.”

Ella Lyons

Ella Lyons

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