How Much Would Prince Harry’s Inheritance From Princess Diana Be Worth Today?
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex made a lot of shocking claims during their bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. The prince revealed that his family cut him off financially after he and Meghan decided to step down as senior working royals.
He also pointed out that they wouldn’t have been able to break away like they did without the money his mother left him. How much was Prince Harry’s inheritance from Princess Diana, and how much is it worth today?
Prince Harry revealed he was cut off during the first quarter of 2020
During Harry, 36, and Meghan’s, 39, candid chat with the talk show legend, the Duke of Sussex revealed that his family “literally cut me off financially.” He told Winfrey that his family removed all funding during the first quarter of 2020. This was right after Harry and Meghan announced they were stepping down as senior royals.
According to The Yorkshire Post, it was Prince Charles who decided to cut off Harry and Meghan’s private allowance. The couple also lost their royal security detail when they moved to North America.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed lucrative deals because they had to
Harry explained that because his family cut him off financially, he and Meghan had to create an income. At the suggestion of a friend, the couple turned to Netflix and Spotify and signed lucrative entertainment deals.
“The Netflixes and Spotifys of it all was never part of the plan,” Harry insisted.
The Netflix deal is reported to be worth more than $100 million. Their deal with Spotify is said to be worth $30 million. To make these deals, Harry and Meghan created their own companies — Archewell Audio and Archewell Productions.
“All I wanted was enough money to get security and keep my family safe,” Harry said.
Prince Harry relied on the money his mother left him
During the tell-all interview, Harry also spoke about the money his mother, Princess Diana, left him when she died in 1997. He didn’t mention the specific amount. But he made it clear that his inheritance made it possible for him and Meghan to move to California.
“I’ve got what my mum left me. Without that, we wouldn’t have been able to do this,” Harry said. “It’s like she saw it coming and she’s been with us through this whole process.”
According to The Sun, it’s believed that Harry and William each received £6.5 million ($9 million) in the form of a trust fund when Diana passed away. When they officially inherited the money on their 30th birthdays, their respective inheritances were reportedly worth £10 million ($14 million), thanks to royal investors.
Princess Diana’s money came from her divorce
At the time of her death, Diana had an estimated net worth of £23 million (around $31.5 million). According to Fox News, the majority came from her split from Prince Charles. In addition to William and Harry, the princess is also believed to have left money to her butler, sisters, mother, and godchildren.
Before he received his mother’s money, Harry worked as a helicopter pilot in the British army and earned around £40,000 per year. The Duke of Sussex was also receiving £2.3 million per year from his father.
What is Prince Harry’s net worth?
In addition to the inheritance from Diana, Harry is also believed to have received one from his great-grandmother, the queen mother. He will also likely receive another one from his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, when she passes.
Thanks to all of these inheritances, Prince Harry is thought to have a personal net worth of $50 million (£36 million). Meghan has a net worth of $5 million thanks to her acting career and sponsorship deals.