This is the fortune that Harry and Meghan Markle would have accumulated after leaving the British crown
Between podcasts, series and books, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have looked for ways to generate their own money
The new trailer for the Meghan Markle and Prince Harry documentary for Netflix
In 2020 the world was shocked to learn that Harry and his wife Meghan Markle leave behind the titles of British royalty. Since then, the controversial couple have apparently consolidated an enormous fortune after launching books, podcasts and television shows.
It was the media Forbeswho made an estimate in which Harry and Meghan's earnings would supposedly amount to more than USD 135 million.
According to the portal, one of the prevailing rumors is that Princess Diana's youngest son received an advance of 20 million dollars for his autobiography Spare, which sold more than 1.4 million copies the day it was released
Photo from Tuesday from the book 'Spare' by Prince Harry at Waterstones bookstore in London Jan 10, 2023. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls
This book has caused all kinds of reactions among readers, as some have not hesitated to point out that it is much more incendiary than the documentary and what it could meana total break with the royal family.
The youngest son of Carlos III and Lady Di recounted, along with J.R Moehringer, some of his most controversial experiences, such as his experiences with drugs, their first sexual encounter or their performance against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Similarly, the couple would have signed an agreement with Netflix for USD 100 million in 2020.The contract would be for five years and would include authorizations to produce children's programming, movies, docuseries or documentaries.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave after the National Service of Thanksgiving held at St Paul's Cathedral as part of celebrations marking the Platinum Jubilee of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, in London, Britain, June 3, 2022. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo
Some of the projects they have launched in this type of format are Live to lead and the recent docuseries Harry & Meghan.
In addition, a children's program called Pearl would have been preparedwhich ultimately did not come to light, however, another series titled Heart of Invictus could be released at late 2023.
Likewise, the site assured that in December 2020 the Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed with Spotify for a three-year podcast and the remuneration could range from 15 million to 25 million dollars.
Meghan also ventured into publishing after launching the children's picture book The Bench in 2021, from which he would have received an advance of up to 618 thousand dollars.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala in New York City, U.S., December 6, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly /File Photo
A few days after Prince Harry's memoirs were released, speculation began that Meghan Markle might also be contemplating recounting in a book the period of her life who lived under Elizabeth II.
“I'd be surprised if Meghan didn't publish her own story,” a Hollywood agent told the British tabloid Daily Mail. “Spare it's clearly Prince Harry's chance to tell his own, but hers is just as interesting. I mean, how many actresses end up marrying a prince?” he added.
Harry doesn't rule out reconciling with the royal family
The prince Harry could join the rest of the British royal family before his father's coronationCharles III in May, to calm the tension after the publication of his explosive memoirs, said the newspaper Sunday Times.
FILE PHOTO: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, cries as she, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Queen Camilla and King Charles attend the State funeral and burial of Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain, in London, Great Britain. September 19, 2022. REUTERS/Toby Melville/
“All the parts will have to be flexible. But it's possible, it's fixable”, estimated a source close to the king and Harry quoted by the Sunday newspaper.
The newspaper mentions the possibility of a meeting between the prince, his father Carlos and his brother William before the coronation scheduled for May 6.