Money, diamonds, and sparkle’s oh my! When you’re a part of the British royal family, money isn’t short in supply. While Prince Harry is a prince by birth, Meghan Markle, on the other hand, is a newly minted royal who has had a semi-successful career as an actress. Have you wondered the net worth of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex? Keep reading to find out how much each is worth.
That’s not bad for a prince, right? Especially since daddy, Prince Charles pays for most of his bills.
Prince Harry’s estimated net worth is said to be around $40 million. Yes, you read that correctly! Most of his wealth has come through inheritance. He inherited some of his wealth from his mother, the late Princess Diana, and the other half from his great grandmother (also known as the Queen mother). It’s safe to say the handsome prince’s finances are more than comfortable.
Before he became a full-time royal, he also worked in the British Army as a captain. According to reports, Captain Wales made around $50,000 a year, and he also benefits from the Sovereign Grant.
Meghan Markle has had a successful run as an actress and a blogger. Markle used to do freelance calligraphy to earn some extra money in between auditions. Some of her famous clients include Robin Thicke and his ex-wife.
According to reports, Meghan pulled in six figures from her most profitable acting jobs. The former actress made more than $50,000 per episode from her hit show Suits, and her yearly salary was “around $450,000, which also include[d] around $90,000 worth of sponsorship/endorsements deals.” Sources say she was paid $187,000 for acting in the film Remember Me and $171,428 for The Candidate, which were both released in 2010, almost a decade ago.
Besides acting, Meghan Markle also had a lifestyle blog called The Tig, which she closed in April 2017. That same year, she ended her business partnership with the Canadian retailer Reitmans, with whom she had previously released two sold-out clothing collections.
The Duchess of Sussex has been slammed for overspending on designer clothes. Her pregnancy wardrobe is calculated to have been worth over half a million.
So, who is paying for all of that and more? Do you remember the private jet and extra security she used while in the US a month ago? Prince Harry and Meghan cover the costs themselves since it’s against royal protocol to accept freebies. After their wedding, Markle was given access to Prince Charles’s $28-million Duchy of Cornwall revenue for her clothing budget, according to People magazine.
The other members of the royal family tend to be more frugal when it comes to money. Markle, on the other hand, has been making headlines for her over the top, expensive designer clothes and extravagant royal lifestyle.