Harry likely to inherit money from Philip despite 'attacks' on family

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While most of Prince Philip's estate will go to the Queen, money that was left to his grandchildren, including Prince William and Prince Harry, would have been organised quite some time ago.

This means Harry will likely inherit some of Philip's money, despite his recent 'attacks' on the royal family during bombshell interviews.

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Prince Harry likely inherited money from Prince Philip following his death as his will would have been organised before Harry's 'attacks' on the family. Photo: Getty

Philip also gave money to three of his closest aides with a source close to Buckingham Palace told The Sun, "Unlike some other royals, Prince Philip will be generous to the three men who looked after him.

"These include his private secretary Brigadier Archie Miller Bakewell, his page William Henderson and Stephen Niedojadlo.

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"Philip was not the sort of character to punish a grandson [Harry] for misbehaving. He was a very fair, even-handed and lovely man. Never held a grudge."

They also added that Philip's children Charles, Anne, Edward and Andrew were told they could take whatever they wanted from his private library of 13,000 books at the palace.

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Philip also gave money to three of his closest aides who also walked in the procession behind his coffin before his funeral. Photo: Getty

Philip's private secretary and pages were among the group of six aides who walked behind his coffin during the funeral procession at Windsor Castle last month.

However, due to Covid restrictions, they were unable to enter St George's Chapel as family made up the 30 mourners.

Prince Harry takes aim at the royal family

Prince Harry recently suggested the Queen and Prince Philip failed as parents during an interview on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast.

Harry told Dax during the interview, "There is no blame. I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.

"It’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say 'you know what, that happened to me, I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you'."

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Harry has been taking aim at the royal family quite a lot recently, pictured here in his docuseries The Me You Can't See. Photo: Apple

He continued, "It’s hard to do but for me it comes down to awareness. I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go 'OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he’s treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids?'

"And here I am, I moved my whole family to the US, that wasn’t the plan but sometimes you’ve got make decisions and put your family first and put your mental health first."

Senior courtiers called it a "disgraceful" attack on the family, adding it left the palace feeling "bewildered and betrayed".

They called the criticism of Prince Charles' parenting skills, and seemly the Queen's and Philip's, "shocking".

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The Queen is said to be "deeply upset" and has taken Harry's jabs "personally". Photo: Getty

"People are appalled that he could do this to the Queen when the Duke of Edinburgh is barely in his grave," one aide tells The Mail on Sunday. "To drag his grandfather into this is so shocking and disrespectful."

Harry's new mental health docuseries with Oprah Winfrey titled The Me You Can't See also reportedly brought further hurt to the Queen, who is "deeply upset" over his comments.

In the docuseries, Harry took aim at his father, saying, "My father used to say to me when I was younger, he used to say to both William and I, 'Well it was like that for me so it’s going to be like that for you.'" 

"That doesn’t make sense. Just because you suffered doesn’t mean that your kids have to suffer, in fact, quite the opposite - if you suffered, do everything you can to make sure that whatever negative experiences you had, that you can make it right for your kids."

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