Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will sit down with Oprah Winfrey for a tell-air special airing this Sunday on CBS, offering a look at the couple’s life one year since leaving the royal family.
The couple’s polarizing departure from the House of Windsor had a significant impact on their finances, which stand to see a windfall from various business ventures. Jointly, the couple is currently worth $10 million, according to Forbes, with a sizable portion lying in the equity of their nearly $15 million California mansion. For context, Queen Elizabeth II is worth an estimated $500 million.
Prince Harry inherited roughly $10 million from his late mother Princess Diana’s estate, with Meghan Markle contributing approximately $2 million (after taxes) from her various works as an actress.
The couple purchased their $14.7 million Montecito home in mid-June, putting down $5 million for the property and took out a $10 million mortgage, Forbes said.
Additionally, Harry and Meghan donated $3 million to the U.K.’s Sovereign Grant to pay back renovations made on their Frogmore Cottage in Windsor following their departure.
The Sovereign Grant, funded in part by British taxpayers, previously contributed 5% to the couple’s total income. It is currently used to finance and support the official duties of the Queen including travel, security, staff and building upkeep.
The remaining 95% of their income came from the Duchy of Cornwall, a private estate account maintained by Prince Charles. The estate…