Following reports by campaigners of financial misconduct by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s foundations to the Charity Commission, Prince Harry has responded to the allegations, describing them as “deeply offensive.”

Republic, which campaigns for an elected head of state, alleged that funds were transferred from one royal foundation to another because of the “personal relationship” between the two patrons.

It accused the organisations of “inappropriate use of charitable funds, conflicts of interest and lack of independence”.

In reaction, a spokesperson for Prince Harry said the claims were “salaciously created” and “false.”

“To this point, it is deeply offensive to today see false claims made about the Duke of Sussex and his charitable work. It is both defamatory and insulting to all the outstanding organisations and people he has partnered with,” they said.

Graham Smith, Republic’s chief executive, claimed the Royal Foundation- William and Kate’s organisation – gave a £145,000 grant to Sussex Royal and £144,901 to Travalyst, Prince Harry’s not-for-profit sustainable travel organisation.

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