Nov. 27 is no ordinary Monday, you guys. Nov. 27, 2017 is the day the world learned that Prince Harry proposed to American actress Meghan Markle. Some people are excited for the couple, while other's are just curiously wondering what Prince Harry's net worth might be. Call it a hunch, but something tells me Markle is about to inherit quite a bit.
The happy couple made the announcement via an official statement from The Clarence House. It said,
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course. His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle became engaged in London earlier this month. Prince Harry has informed Her Majesty The Queen and other close members of his family. Prince Harry has also sought and received the blessing of Ms. Markle's parents. The couple will live in Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.
Now, all wedding hell is breaking lose.
If you think being a mainstream actress makes you rich, try marrying a literal prince. You might recognize Markle from her work on the USA network series Suits, in which she plays character Rachel Zayne. While it's clear Markle is in no way dependent on Prince Harry financially, she is still set to inherit quite a fortune once they tie the knot.
According to Newsweek, Harry has a rumored net worth of $40 million. (Not bad for a Prince.) It's also speculation that Harry and brother William inherited $16 million each when their mother, Princess Diana, tragically passed away in 1997.
Still, $40 million sounds like pennies when compared to the actual Queen. Again, as reported by Newsweek, Queen Elizabeth is allegedly worth a cool $500 million, and Prince Charles is clocking in around $100 million.
Sounds like the royal family is doing pretty OK.
To show their support, the Queen and Prince Philip said they "are delighted for the couple [Harry and Meghan] and wish them every happiness."
On top of that, Markle's engagement ring is a real stunner. According to US Weekly, Prince Harry used diamonds from one of his mother's brooches to create the gorgeous bauble. (And if you guys remember, Prince William received Prince Diana's famous blue sapphire ring to give to Kate Middleton in 2010.)
It also kind of feels like the public should have seen this engagement coming.
In fact, Markle talked about her relationship with Prince Harry in a very recent interview with Vanity Fair, letting us in on their love for one another. She said,
We’re a couple. We’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.
We’re two people who are really happy and in love. We were very quietly dating for about six months before it became news, and I was working during that whole time, and the only thing that changed was people’s perception. Nothing about me changed. I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.
Right. But now, you're just gonna low-key transition into royalty.
For now, all we can do is watch and wait for details of the royal wedding to unfold.
Congratulations, Meghan and Prince Harry! The world seriously adores you.
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