Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Sussex Royal charity 'under review from charity watchdog'

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's charity is being closely reviewed

Meghan Markle
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Charity Commission is reviewing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal charity.

  • There are reportedly 'concerns' over how Sussex Royal was run before it was shut down
  • The charity was shut down last year when Harry and Meghan moved to the US.
  • This follows royal news that the Queen did not receive an advance copy of the couple's interview with Oprah Winfrey.

The charity watchdog is reviewing Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's Sussex Royal charity amid concerns on whether it complied with the law before it was shut down.

The Charity Commission has opened a 'regulatory and compliance case' into Sussex Royal, though they have not yet determined whether or not there was any wrongdoing.

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However, lawyers for the Sussexes told The Telegraph that 'any suggestion of mismanagement or decision-making being handled in a "rash" fashion solely by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be entirely false'.

They added that the organisation was 'managed by a board of trustees which made decision about the charity in accordance with its constitutional document and the requirements of charity law'.  

A Charity Commission spokesman added to The Telegraph: 'Our regulatory compliance case is ongoing. We cannot comment further.'

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