Prince Harry: Did Princess Diana keep his net worth high after her death?
Unless you blacked out for about 12 hours last night, then you pretty much know the basics of the long awaited interview with Prince Harry & Meghan Markle with Oprah last night. The couple cleared the air or, well, told their side of the story at least. Attacking racially motivated tabloid coverage, why Archie didn’t get a title, the loss of the security detail, and other things that’ll make your stomach turn, to be honest.
In that, however, we learned that Prince Harry & Meghan Markle were stripped of their security (Tyler Perry had to step in to help with that) and were cut off financially from the Royal Family. So what happened to their net worth with that cut off? The Queen alone is worth $500 million USD. Where does this leave Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s net worth? Here’s what we know.
Princess Diana comes through
Prince Harry, as we know, was close with his mother, the late Princess Diana. When he was cut off from the royal family finances, it was the money Diana left for her son that was able to help him and Meghan get away from royal life together. On what his mother would think about the rifts caused by this, Harry said:
“I think she would feel very angry with how this has panned out, and very sad. But, ultimately, all she’d ever want is for us to be happy.” Meghan, who admitted she was contemplating suicide due to all the negative press coverage, was not in a good place. Prince Harry did what he had to in order to make sure his family was happy and thriving, even if it meant a cut to his net worth and losing his titles.
Prince Harry also has a new perspective on what his mother went through all those years ago. He said, “I can’t even begin to imagine what it must have been like for [Diana] going through this process by herself all those years ago. Because it has been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we have each other.” He admitted that he was concerned about “history repeating itself” with him & Meghan.
With her untimely death, Princess Diana left both Prince Harry around $8 to $10 million USD. Over the years, it grew with interest to $13 million USD, which Prince Harry inherited on his 30th birthday. This allowed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to get away from the royal family after announcing their intention to step away as senior royals in early 2020.
Prince Harry also shares that he thinks his mother may have had a feeling something like this would have happened. He said, “Touching back on what you asked about what my mum would think of this — I think she saw it coming. I certainly felt her presence throughout this whole process.”
In addition to the $13 million USD that Prince Harry & Meghan Markle have been living on for the last year, the couple also had deals with Netflix & Spotify. We don’t know the amount for the Netflix deal, but we’re guessing it will be in the millions. The Spotify deal for the couple is between $15 to $18 million USD. The couple also has a deal with Harry Walker Agency for speaking engagements.
It’ll, reportedly, be $1 million USD per speech, which also would help his net worth. Prince Harry will reportedly be focusing on topics such as mental health & grieving during these speeches. In addition, if we’re looking at them as a couple, Meghan’s net worth is around $2.2 million made from her acting days & her former lifestyle blog. The couple definitely has a nice cushion going forward.