I agree. Harry, other than his totally gross JP Morgan speaking gig, hasn't done anything that would earn him a hefty amount of money. The military certainly doesn't pay well. He's never had to worry about money. It's always just been there. And he doesn't inherit the way William will. I'm not saying it's fair, but it's not some new thing. The heir gets the duchy of Cornwall, the monarch gets the duchy of Lancaster. The spare gets...whatever the monarch and the heir decide to give him. That's how it will be for George, Charlotte and Louis. That's how it was for QE2 and Margaret.
Charles and QE2 could decide to disinherit him. I think it would be tacky, but they both have the right to decide where there personal assets go. And if that means the QE2 decides to give all her jewels to BlackberryJam and cut out all of her daughters-in-law, granddaughters, granddaughters-in-law and greatgranddaughters, so be it. Jam gets those jewels. That's just how it goes.
That leaves Harry without a financial safety net. While his personal fortune, and let's call it $50 million, seems large, it's unlikely to last long if he has to begin footing the bill for his own housing and security. Just buying a house that provides him the privacy he wants, if he decides to stay in LA, is going to cost him 10-15 million plus the property taxes and insurance. While personally, I think Chaz should foot the bill for at least some of his security, if he doesn't, that will totally cut into Harry's investment income as well. Throw in a nanny, a personal assistant or two, vehicles and any type of travel and he's going to exceed the income on his investments. I'm also curious about his taxes. Will he end up paying any US taxes at all?
On top of that, starting a foundation/non-profit costs money. I assume they are lining up investors, but they still have a ways to go with defining their projects.
A million bucks doesn't go nearly as far as you'd think it does because these people are not living a middle class or even upper middle class lifestyle. They are living the lifestyle of the super rich.
The money Harry got from the British taxpayers was a paltry sum and I'm sure he'll be fine without it. It's the cash from Daddy Chazbucks that matters.