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King Charles likely to completely snub Prince Harry in his will

Prince Harry is likely to be completely snubbed in King Charles‘s will, a royal commentator has claimed. Daniela Elser said the Duke of Sussex and his uncle, Prince Andrew, are united by “some very bad news about wills”.

Ms Elser, in an op-ed for the New Zealand Herald, argues Andrew’s reportedly not receiving anything from the late-Queen Elizabeth II’s will is a sign of what Harry could face.

She says during the early 1990s, Elizabeth II decided to the Royal Family would pay tax, but struck a deal which stipulated that money passing directly from one sovereign to another would not be hit with 40 percent inheritance tax.

The commentator says: “And that, obviously, has huge possible implications for one Prince Harry, whose brother Prince William could therefore very well inherit everything from Charles.

“This inheritance situation only exacerbates further the already canyon-sized gap that exists between William and Harry when it comes to moolah.”

She claims the irony of this situation is that Harry is in “much more need” of money, having “fled the palace coop”.

But Ms Elser adds Harry could benefit from a similar settlement to the one Elizabeth II provided for Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward while she was alive.

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Prince Andrew ‘in despair’ after being left nothing from Queen’s £650m inheritance

Prince Andrew has reportedly been complaining to friends that has been left none of Queen Elizabeth’s reported £650million fortune, with King Charles now fully in control of the royal purse strings.

Sole inheritor Charles is not required to pay any tax on the money and has so far avoided handing any out to his younger sibling.

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Royals to attend Commonwealth Day service

The King will attend his first Commonwealth Day service as monarch, delivering a message marking the occasion from the Great Pulpit in Westminster Abbey.

The Commonwealth Day theme for 2023 is Forging a Sustainable and Peaceful Common Future, and comes at a time when Charles has experienced great turbulence in his relationship with his youngest son, the Duke of Sussex.

Senior members of the Royal Family will gather with the King in the church where he will be crowned in two months’ time.

The Queen Consort and the Prince and Princess of Wales will be there, with the new Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence.

Afterwards, Charles, Camilla and the attending members of the Royal Family will entertain the Commonwealth secretary-general, high commissioners, foreign affairs ministers and other members of the Commonwealth community at a Buckingham Palace reception.

The annual service was the scene of Harry and the Duchess of Sussex’s final official public engagement as senior working royals in 2020.

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