• Well, we’ve finally cleared up the mystery of who’s paying for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s security detail.
  • As we thought, it’s that evil family of Harry’s that’s keeping the couple safe while they live the celebrity life in Los Angeles.
  • Apparently, the couple believed that the British taxpayer would foot the bill!

Who can remember when Meghan Markle and Prince Harry told us they were leaving the royal family for a life of financial independence?

Maybe I’m mistaken, but I’ve always thought financial independence meant paying your own bills. Like the rent on your $18 million mansion. And the cost of your own security detail.

How many times have we been told that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are multi-millionaires and don’t have to rely on the black-hearted royal family to support them?

Yeah, it seems that isn’t quite the case.

Welcome to the Bank of Daddy

So much for financial independence. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle still have an account at the Bank of Daddy. | Source: Frederic Legrand – COMEO/Shutterstock.com

According to Vanity Fair, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle only agreed to foot the bill for the renovations made to Frogmore Cottage after Prince Charles agreed to pay for their security at an estimated cost of $5 million per year.

This power couple who want to live in Malibu and rub shoulders with the rich and famous are already taking more than a decade to repay $3 million to Harry’s family.

Are they for real?

Thank goodness Prince Charles stepped up to foot the bill! | Source: Twitter

In a laughable but entirely predictable turn of events, it seems that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry actually believed that the British taxpayer(!) would continue to foot the bill for their security as they pursued a life of celebrity in the United States.

According to Vanity Fair’s source:

They had fully expected that British taxpayers would continue to foot the bill for their protection. But then the rug was pulled from under their feet, and they had to ask Prince Charles to step in.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are seriously in over their heads!

Not only could Meghan and Harry not afford to pay for their security detail, but unless Prince Charles had stepped in to cover the cost, they would have been unable to make the monthly payments of $21,000 for the refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage.

And we are supposed to believe this is a couple who can afford to live a life of wealth and celebrity in Hollywood? Give me a break!

I’m not sure Disney voice-over work and reading Thomas the Tank Engine will cover the bills in Los Angeles. | Source: FiledIMAGE/Shutterstock.com

When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry left the royal family, they claimed that independence from taxpayer money was one of their priorities.

So how does that fit with them believing the taxpayer would continue to foot the bill for their security?

It would seem that the couple is chasing a lifestyle that they are nowhere near able to afford.

Can the Hollywood couple afford the lifestyle that Meghan Markle demands?

I wonder if this is the life that Meghan Markle envisaged the day that she fluttered her eyelashes and pressed her phone number into Prince Harry’s hand.

That golden stagecoach and Princess Diana-like adulation seem a world away now, don’t they?

The Sussex Squad motto is: “When all else fails, resort to the culture war trump card!” | Source: Twitter

All of a sudden, a celebrity chef from Toronto isn’t looking all that bad. He may not be a British prince, but I’m guessing he can pay his rent!

This brings us to the inevitable question: How will Meghan Markle and Harry be able to afford the lavish lifestyle that Megan so desperately craves?

Sure, $5 million per year may seem like a lot of money to you and me, but it’s pocket change to the type of people that Meghan Markle wishes to fraternize with in Hollywood.

The “tell-all” book had better bring in the millions!

One thing is for sure. Eventually, Tyler Perry will want his mansion back. Although I’m sure he’ll let Harry and Meghan take that ridiculous privacy screen they bought from Walmart with them!

It will be a long time before Meghan and Prince Harry enjoy that level of luxury again.

It seems to me that the Duchess of Malibu and Hollywood Harry have gone all-in on this new tell-all book, although even that looks like amateur hour and not the large-scale money-spinning project the couple imagined.

What comes next? I’m not sure Disney voice-over work and reading Thomas the Tank Engine will cover the bills in Los Angeles.

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This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.