‘That’s very slanderous!’ Vine panel erupts in furious Meghan and Harry charity row

Jeremy Vine panellists clash during Meghan and Harry debate

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The row came after it was revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent more money on legal fees for their charities than they raised in 2020. Vine panellist Andrew Pierce hit out at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for allegedly focussing their efforts on funding their life away from the Royal Family. But fellow panellist Shay Grewal slammed his comments as “slanderous” as she defended the couple.

Mr Piearce said: “The reason I mentioned they’re not at their home with nine bathrooms is that they’re more intent on making money for themselves to fund their fabulous multi-millionaire lifestyle.

“That’s what’s going on, they’ve done TV commercials, they’re doing TV programmes.

“They’re not doing anything with their charity because they’re concentrating on making money for themselves, that’s up to them. That’s their priority. So they thought about that when they launched that charity in such a blaze of publicity.”

Ms Grewal hit back: “Yeah, I would like an opportunity to speak rather than being shouted at. 

“That’s quite slanderous what you’re saying.”

She added: “If you want to accuse a charity of, you know, taking money or using it for personal gain, then do that. But this is not the case.”

The Daily Mail claimed in its report: “The Sussexes’ US charity Archewell told the IRS in December that it raised less than $50,000 in 2020 — only opening a bank account last January.

“And documents for their UK charity Sussex Royal, which changed its name to MWX Foundation in 2020 and is currently being dissolved, show that between June 2020 and June 2021 spent more than $55,000 on legal fees including attorneys’ costs for wrapping up the nonprofit.”

The couple launched Sussex Royal in the UK in July 2019 after splitting from the joint foundation they shared with Prince William and Kate Middleton, after rumors of a family feud.

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