Prince Harry and Meghan Markle 'forced to do deals' with Netflix and Spotify after Royal family 'cut him off'

PRINCE Harry claimed he had to make deals with Netflix and Spotify after revealing to Oprah he had been cut off by the Royal Family following Megxit.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said they had "no plan" after quitting the Royal family – and hadn't considered the megabucks deals until a friend suggested it.

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And he said it was when he was told his security would be taken away that he realised he needed to quickly find a source of income for his family.

Speaking to Oprah about the streaming deal, the 36-year-old said: "We didn't have a plan.

"That was suggested by somebody else by the point of where my family literally cut me off financially, and I had to afford security for us."

Prince Harry said his own father Prince Charles had stopped taking his calls for a time and that he had been cut off at the start of 2020.

It comes as…

  • Meghan broke down as she revealed 'I didn't want to live anymore'
  • Meghan claimed Kate made HER cry in row over flower girl dress
  • Harry and Meghan married three days before their wedding at Windsor Castle
  • Meghan said Archie wasn't made a prince after talks about his skin colour
  • Pregnant Meghan revealed she is expecting a GIRL
  • The 39-year-old told Oprah the Queen was 'always wonderful to me'
  • Prince Harry said his brother is 'trapped' in the Royal Family
  • A body language expert revealed Harry 'suppressed anger' when talking about being hurt by his family
  • Meghan was apparently left gutted when the Queen would not let her and Harry live in a wing at Windsor Castle
  • Archie's favourite word is 'hydrate' the proud parents revealed

He said: "I've got what my mum left me, and without that, we would not have been able to do this."

Since quitting the Royal Family, Meghan and Harry have signed two massive deals – one with Netflix rumoured to be worth £100m and another with Spotify believed to be worth about £30m.

Harry said: "The biggest concern was that while we were in Canada, in someone else' house, and then I got told short notice that security was going to be removed.

"So suddenly it dawned on me, hang on a second, the borders could be closed, we're going to have our security removed, who knows how long lockdown is going to be.

"The world knows where we are. It's not safe. It's not secure."

Prince Harry explained: "During COVID, the suggestion by a friend was, 'What about streamers?'."

Meghan then added: "We genuinely hadn't thought about it before."

Harry said: "So, there were all sorts of different options. And look, from my perspective, all I needed was enough money to be able to pay for security to keep my family safe."

The couple said they had thankfully been put up by Tyler Perry at his LA mansion while they figured out their next steps – later moving to Santa Barbara to raise their son Archie.

During the explosive two-hour interview, Meghan said she had written to the Royal Family begging for Harry's security to continue to be funded after seeing death threats.

And Harry said he had been shocked by the decision to remove funding for his security, saying he had "inherited" the risk after being born into the Royal Family.

He said: "I never thought I would have my security removed, because I was born in to this position."

And he admitted he would not have quit the Firm without Meghan's help saying: "I wouldn't have been able to because I myself was trapped as well."

Harry added: "I didn't see a way out. I was trapped within the system, just like the rest of my family are.

"My father and my brother – they are trapped. They don't get to leave and I have huge compassion for that."

And he said he believed his mother Princess Diana would have been "angry" with how the situation panned out.

He said: "Ultimately, all she would ever want is for us to be happy."

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