Republic UK Apologise to Prince Harry over false claims that he had misused Royal Foundation funds
Republic.org.uk has issued an apology on their website to Prince Harry for suggesting that Harry, and Harry and Meghan's former Royal foundation 'Sussex Royal' acted outside UK charity law in transferring funds from their foundation to Harry's project Travalyst.
The Republic organization want to see the monarchy abolished and the Queen replaced with an elected, democratic head of state. In place of the Queen they want someone chosen by the people, not running the government but representing the nation independently of politicians.Republic referred Harry and Sussex Royal to the UK Charities Commission about a transfer of £145,000 from Kate and William's Royal Foundation to Prince Harry's Travalyst non-profit in 2019, as well as about another transfer of £151,855 from the Royal Foundation to Travalyst via the Sussex Royal Foundation.
The UK Charity regulator’s investigation found the transfer of funds was in line with the governing document of the Royal Foundation and allowed under charity law and that the transfer of funds by MWX (formerly Sussex Royal) to Travalyst was also lawful.
The Charity Commission did find that some expenditures by Sussex Royal were not adequately documented, limiting the ability of the trustees to demonstrate the reasons behind those decisions, “The [...] Foundation should have done more to document its decisions, especially regarding the charity’s expenditure on legal and administrative costs."
A separate case was opened into the Royal Foundation. The Commission found the trustees of the Royal Foundation acted in accordance with the regulator’s guidance and found no issues of concern.