Prince Harry and Prince William‘s charities have been cleared of acting unlawfully following a regulatory case by a U.K. watchdog.
The royal brothers’ separate organizations were reported to the Charity Commission by anti-Monarchy campaigners last summer.
Pressure group Republic accused the charities of mismanaging close to £300,000 ($420,000).
A further £151,855 was given by the Royal Foundation to Sussex Royal and later transferred to Harry’s eco-tourism venture, Travalyst.
Republic had claimed the trustees of the two royal charities had put the relationship between the brothers above the interests of the good causes they serve.
But the commission ruled on Tuesday that both charities had acted within the law.
However, its report reserved some criticism for Harry and Meghan’s charity, renamed MWX Foundation, noting “almost half” its funds were spent on administrative and legal fees. It also found that “decisions on spending were not adequately documented.”
In July 2020, trustees decided to wind up the MWX Foundation.