Prince Harry’s tax bill may open ‘can of worms’ for Royal Family, expert claims

Prince Harry could face a "monumental" tax bill which may "open a can of worms" for the Royal Family unless he takes a break from his Hollywood life with Meghan Markle next month, tax experts have claimed.

The Duke of Sussex moved to California with wife Meghan and son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor after leaving a rented mansion in Vancouver, Canada.

Disney star Meghan and Harry have since reportedly bought an £11million mansion in Santa Barbara, and could face a big tax bill if he doesn’t return to the UK, an expert has claimed.

LA tax lawyer David Holtz told the Daily Mail it is likely the IRS are looking "very closely" at Prince Harry following his multi-million pound deal with US streaming giant Netflix.

Mr Holtz said: "If Harry's been in the US for 183 days straight then he's done.

"But it is safe to assume they have had lawyers and tax experts grinding away on this issue for months."

A second expert told the publication Harry's bill could "open up a can of worms for the Royal Family" as the IRS "will want to know all his sources of income."

Funds would include any monies "he might have received in gifts from Prince Charles" or "any trust funds, savings or other assets" they may have.

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The expert told the Daily Mail: "Harry's bill could be monumental and could open up a can of worms for the Royal Family because the IRS will want to know all his sources of income.

"That's not just his Netflix deal, but any monies he might have received in gifts from Prince Charles and any trust funds, savings accounts or other assets he has in the UK.

"That means the Royal books will be open to scrutiny.

"The US taxman is far more zealous than his UK counterpart."

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