Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's former charity Sussex Royal is under review, according to reports.

The Charity Commission is said to be looking into how Duke and Duchess of Sussex's philanthropic organisation was run as well as its compliance with charity law., reports the Telegraph.

Harry and Meghan shut down Sussex Royal in July after their move the US, with the couple and their son Archie now settled in California following their decision to step away from the Royal Family last year.

The couple shared plans for their new not-for-profit, Archewell, shortly after they announced their departure from royal life.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex founded Sussex Royal as they broke away from the Royal Foundation, which they once ran with Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The Charity Commission has not yet determined if was any wrongdoing at Sussex Royal.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan and Harry shut down Sussex Royal in July 2020

If wrongdoing is found then the Commission can issue a warning or regulatory advice, with the review falling short of a full investigation.

A spokesman for the Charity Commission told the paper: “Our regulatory compliance case is ongoing. We cannot comment further.”

It is not known if the Royal Foundation is also being reviewed.

Duke and Duchess of Sussex
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped away from royal duties last year

Lawyers for the Sussexes said: “Sussex Royal was managed by a board of trustees which made decisions about the charity in accordance with its constitutional document and the requirements of charity law.

“Therefore, any suggestion of mismanagement or decision making being handled in a ‘rash’ fashion solely by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex would be entirely false.”

The Commission previously looked into the Royal Foundation after the charity transferred nearly £300,000 of grants to Sussex Royal following a complaint by anti-monarchy campaign group Republic.

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Harry and Meghan received an “unrestricted grant” of £145,000 from William’s Royal Foundation to start up Sussex Royal, with a further £151,856 for their sustainable travel initiative Travalyst.

In August 2020, Graham Smith, from Republic, wrote in a letter to the Charity Commission: “These two charities appear to be in breach of guidelines.”

The Duke of Sussex’s legal team at the time said: “Both The Charity Commission’s own statement today, as well as that of The Royal Foundation, state there is no determination of wrongdoing here."

The review comes as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey is due to air this weekend.

Meghan and Harry's bombshell interview is the latest dramatic development within the monarchy, which has seen allegations of bullying made against the Duchess of Sussex, which her lawyers have denied.

In preview clips of the CBS show, Meghan accused The Firm - as the royal family is sometimes known - of "perpetuating falsehoods" about her and Harry.

Ahead of the Oprah interview, Meghan's friends have come out in support of the former actress, who is expecting her second child.