Meghan Markle and Prince Harry net worth 2018: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's combined wealth and where it comes from
Meghan was previously a successful actress, pulling in an estimated six-figure salary for her role in Suits, while Prince Harry has a mixture of inherited and earned wealth.
The Duchess of Sussex famously spent money on her designer maternity wardrobe, which was estimated to cost £470,000.
But they both save money when they fly commercially. Prince Harry was most recently spotted flying commercial (albeit first class) on a British Airways flight leaving Rome to return to his wife and new son, Archie Harrison. However, he joined Google Camp this summer and most A-listers there opted private jets and yachts as transportation.
Now, it looks like the Duchess is about to enter a new career as a clothing designer, although the profits will go to a charitable cause, benefiting Smart Works, a philanthropic organization that gives women free clothing and job interview training.
But what exactly is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's net worth now, and where has the money come from?
What was Meghan Markle’s net worth before she married Harry?
Meghan Markle had plenty of cash of her own before joining The Firm. According to The Independent, the new Duchess of Sussex previously had a personal fortune of around £3.8 million.
Where does Meghan Markle’s independent wealth come from?
Meghan starred as paralegal Rachel Zane in over a hundred episodes and seven seasons of Suits. According to knownnetworth.com, she received around £37,000 per episode, which put her annual pay at an estimated £333,000.
Meghan also appeared in several films, including Hallmark channel romantic comedies and Horrible Bosses, where she had a 30-second cameo as a delivery girl. Knownetworth.com report that her role in the 2010 film Remember Me earned her £140,000, while for The Candidate (also released in 2010) she was paid £130,0000. Outside of acting, Meghan has made money from two collections for Canadian fashion brand, Reitmans.
Meghan’s old lifestyle blog ‘The Tig’, which she ran from 2014 until 2017, apparently earned her more than £61,000 a year.
What is Prince Harry’s net worth? Is it less than William’s?
Prince Harry’s net worth is estimated to be around £30 million, which according to Town & Country is the same as his brother Prince William’s £30 million fortune.
Where does Prince Harry’s money come from?
The Duke of Sussex reportedly inherited most of his money from his mother, Princess Diana, and from the Queen Mother. According to the BBC, the Queen Mother put the bulk of her estimated £70 million fortune into a trust fund for her great-grandchildren in 1994.
Princes William and Harry reportedly share about £14 million from the estate of their late great grandmother.
Both brothers inherited three-quarters of Princess Diana's £21 million estate - with the other quarter going to her 17 godchildren. The Sun reports that before her death, Princess Diana left a letter of intent that read, "I would like you to allocate all my jewellery to the share to be held by my sons, so that their wives may, in due course, have it or use it."
When he got engaged to Kate Middleton, Prince William presented his future wife with his mother's old sapphire engagement ring, which is estimated to be worth £300,000.
Prince Harry, meanwhile, created a ring for Meghan with stones that belonged to the late Princess. "It's so important to me to know that she's a part of this with us," said Markle of the ring in their post-engagement interview. "It's incredibly special," she added.
Harry also previously made an annual income from his career as a British Army officer. Town & Country reports he made around £45,000 per year.
Another source of income for Prince Harry is his annual allowance from the Duchy of Cornwall.
The estate funds the public, private and charitable activities of Prince Charles and his family. According to its official website, the estate has served the financial needs of the royal family since 1337.
"The Duchy of Cornwall is a private estate established by Edward III in 1337 to provide independence to his son and heir, Prince Edward. A charter ruled that each future Duke of Cornwall would be the eldest surviving son of the Monarch and heir to the throne. The revenue from his estate is used to fund the public, private and charitable activities of The Duke and his children."
According to The Telegraph, last year Prince Charles paid £4.9 million from his Duchy of Cornwall income towards the official royal activities of Prince William, Prince Harry and their partners.
What is Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s combined net worth?
The couple's combined wealth is thought to be worth around £33 million.