MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry have been told to find a new income source by the CEO of Republic.
Republic campaigns for the monarchy to be abolished and the to Queen be replaced with an elected, democratic head of state. Graham Smith, the organisation’s CEO told Express.co.uk that the United Kingdom does not owe the Duke and Duchess of Sussex a living.
Mr Smith said: “I think most people would be surprised by any suggestion that people sitting on £30million in the bank might struggle in any way financially.
“So I think if they want to live the lifestyle that people with £100million do then they have a problem.
“But I think they will be absolutely fine and we don’t owe them a living, we don’t owe them a penny.
“They ought to go and find their own source of income or live off what they have.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were told to find a new source of income by Mr Smith (Image: Getty)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moved to California in March (Image: Getty)
Mr Smith went on to reject Meghan Markle’s claim that her wedding generated £1billion for the United Kingdom’s economy.
The Republic’s CEO told Express.co.uk that there is no evidence that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding provided an economic boost for Britain.
Mr Smith claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding was a “net-loss” for UK taxpayers.
Mr Smith said: “Meghan Markle is falling for the same spin that the royal household put out.
“There is no evidence at all that the monarchy ever bring money in from tourism.
“The idea that her wedding brought in £1billion is pure fiction.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married in May 2018 (Image: Express)
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married in May 2018.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son Archie is one-years-old.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry stepped down as senior members of the Royal Family at the end of March 2020.
Following their departure from the Royal Family the couple spent time in Canada before moving to California.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK