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How Much Did Prince Harry Inherit From His Mother Diana? We Finally Have a Close Estimate

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Last Updated: March 11, 2021, 09:42 IST

Image credits: AP/Getty.

Image credits: AP/Getty.

At the time of her death, Diana had an estimated net worth of £23 million (around $31.5 million) in 1997 — the majority of which came from her split from Prince Charles -- so how much did she leave Prince Harry?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s recent interview with Oprah Winfrey has been causing shock-waves across the world for several of the revelations made.

Prince Harry revealed that he was able to financially cut himself off from the British royal family only because his late mother Princess Diana left him an inheritance.

“I have what my mum left me and without that, we wouldn’t have been able to do this,” he said of the couple’s move to the United States.

“It’s like she saw it coming and she’s been with us through this whole process,” he added, noting “the Netflixes and Spotifys of it all was never part of the plan.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said that they were currently living off the money Diana left Harry after being forced to step back financially from royal life after they decided to quit and move to the United States. In January 2020, Harry and Meghan agreed to give up their royal titles and stop receiving public funds as part of a settlement with the Queen that lets them spend more private time.

The world really, really wanted to know how much Prince Harry inherited. According to Google Trends, questions like “how much did Diana leave Harry?”, “how much is Prince Harry worth?” or “how much did Prince Harry inherit?” were the top searches.

Now, we may finally have an estimate. The inheritance was originally around $8.9 million, which grew with investments and as the principle accrued interest, according to Fox Business.

The Telegraph notes that the inheritance, which was originally £6.5 million (around $8.9 million), was invested, and thus, accumulated substantial interest following Diana’s passing. This led to Harry inheriting “around £10 million (about $13 million) on his 30th birthday.”

According to Forbes, the Duke of Sussex and the Duchess of Sussex, relied primarily on the “estimated $10 million inheritance” that Harry received from his late mother’s estate following her death in 1997.

Diana also left a reported $9 million for her eldest son, Prince William, 38. William, along with Harry, began receiving their inheritances at the age of 25, before receiving the full amount by the age of 30.

At the time of her death, Diana had an estimated net worth of £23 million (around $31.5 million) in 1997 — the majority of which came from her split from Prince Charles.

Last September, the couple had signed a reportedly multi-million dollar deal with Netflix. A deal with Spotify to create podcast content followed by December.

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first published:March 11, 2021, 09:38 IST
last updated:March 11, 2021, 09:42 IST