Rumors of divorce between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have generated all kinds of speculation, but have also brought to light the incredible fortune that Meghan would receive in the event of an eventual separation.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex never seem to stay away from scandal. For weeks now, rumors of a marital crisis have been gaining strength and generating controversy in the media.
The versions circulating on social networks are diverse and include from small disagreements on the day of the wedding anniversary to the news that Harry would have rented a hotel room to live separately from his wife.
If these rumors turn out to be true and the divorce is finalized, the amount of money that would be at stake for Meghan Markle is shocking.
How much money do the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have?
Although Harry gave up his royal duties to prioritize his marriage and family, which generated controversy in the British Crown, his personal fortune is staggering.
According to experts, his wealth is estimated at $135 million. This sum has been accumulated in the last three years thanks to various business projects related to their breakup and estrangement from the royal family.
The couple has ventured into publishing books, conducting exclusive interviews, producing podcasts, and creating documentary series, all linked to the commotion generated by their resignation from the British crown.
These business ventures have been a significant source of income, adding to other investments and businesses Harry and Meghan have been involved in, such as giving in-person and online lectures.
As for their foray into the literary world, not only has Harry released a book, but Meghan also published an illustrated children’s book titled “The Bench” in 2021.
In addition to the profits derived from these projects, the couple owns a luxurious residence in Montecito, California, valued at 14.7 million dollars.
How much money would Meghan Markle earn if she divorces Harry?
In case of an eventual divorce, it is speculated that Meghan Markle would be entitled to half of the assets. If the calculations about Harry’s fortune are accurate, we would be talking about at least $65 million that could pass into Meghan’s hands.
This figure may change as Prince Harry could lose a lot of money if he loses the lawsuits in his home country.
The Duke of Sussex faces multiple lawsuits that could have a high financial cost, win or lose. He recently suffered his first court defeat.
Meghan Markle’s husband could lose between $15 million and $20 million if it all goes wrong. Even if he wins all five of his remaining lawsuits he will not recover 100% of the legal costs.
For Mark Stephens, a lawyer at the British law firm Howard Kennedy, in the best-case scenario, Harry could recover between 60% and 70%.
Rumors of Meghan and Harry’s separation
Rumors of separation, estrangement, or divorce of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex come from reports in The Sun.
Reports indicate that Prince Harry has a permanent room in his name at a luxury hotel just minutes from his Montecito mansion.
The duke is said to constantly visit the rented space, but without his wife, Meghan Markle.
The tabloid reported that it would be at the prestigious San Vicente Bungalows Hotel in West Hollywood, where the prince has an alternative residence of sorts.