PUBLISHED: 17:05, Fri, Feb 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 17:05, Fri, Feb 14, 2020
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle axed 15 members of their UK staff in the clearest sign yet the royal couple will not return to the UK. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to close their Buckingham Palace office as they prepare for life across the Atlantic in Canada. It is understood Meghan, 38 and Harry, 35, informed members of staff in January shortly after it was confirmed they would step back from their senior roles within the royal family.
Their latest appearance with banking giant JP Morgan has led to them being branded as “free-loaders”, The Evening Standard Royal editor, Robert Jobson suggested.
Speaking to Sky News, Mr Jobson said: “They are supposed to be doing a couple more engagements before this period of transition is over.
“Given the bad publicity that’s happened in terms of them flying to do the JP Morgan job.
“We don’t know how much money they were paid if they were paid but the suggestion is it was quite a substantial amount of money.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle axed 15 members of their UK staff (Image: GETTY )
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“There’s a lot of ill feeling going on here about them being, and lots of reports in America too, about them being freeloaders.”
He continued: “There has