A California woman began a fundraising campaign for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s mortgage after the Sussexes announced that they had been cut off financially by the British royal family on GoFundMe.
Anastasia Hanson started the page on GoFundMe in order to raise US$10 million so as to help Meghan and Harry pay off the mortgage on their massive mansion in California.
Hanson insists that the page is not a joke and that she genuinely wanted to help the Sussexes through a rough time, according to reports. The page was titled ‘Harry and Meghan $5 Donation to Buy Home’.
The page, that was thought to be a joke, was removed after raising just $110.
Hanson, told the media that she just wanted to help Meghan and Harry any way that she could. She said that she would do the same for anyone who needed a home. She also happens to live just 25 minutes away from the Sussexes, according to The Daily Mail.
Prince Harry in the interview with American talk show host Oprah Winfrey revealed that he was able to stay afloat financially only because his late mother Princess Diana left him an inheritance. He also suggested that she left him the money because she may have foreseen their current situation.
In January 2020, Harry and Meghan agreed to give up their royal titles and stop receiving public funds as part of a settlement with the Queen that lets them spend more private time in Canada.
Princess Diana reportedly left each of her sons $10 million in the form of a trust that they would be able to access only when they turned 30. From the age of 25, the two sons would start getting $450,000 annually from their respective trusts. That amount should be worth around $13.8 million now, according to magazine Marie Claire.