Two years after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex decided not to rely on royal expenses, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made millions to finally become financially independent.
The Sussexes are no longer listed in Prince Charles’ accounts, according to a source close to the Prince of Wales, who also stated that Harry and Meghan “should be congratulated on achieving their goal.”
Including international interviews, TV deals, books, and Princess Diana’s inheritance, the couple used a variety of strategies to become financially independent.
To produce “content that informs but also gives hope,” the couple signed a multi-million dollar deal with Netflix.
A documentary about “the Invictus Games that Harry founded and a reality-style show” about the couple are reportedly included in the $112 million deal, according to The Mirror.
Additionally, the couple inked a deal with Spotify for podcast production under the name Archewell Audio that is reportedly worth £ 18 million.
According to reports, Spotify is considering using its own production for the shows and dropping the couple’s brand.
The Suits slum was also rumoured to be releasing podcasts about the investigation into “labels that try to hold women back.”
This summer, the aforementioned podcasts, titled Archetypes, are planned to debut and will feature Meghan’s interviews with historians, professionals, and women who have experienced discrimination.
According to the outlet, the Duchess “enlisted the aid of her billionaire chat show friend Oprah Winfrey in 2020 to help sell a vegan brand of coffee she had invested in.”
According to MailOnline, Meghan also wrote a children’s book called The Bench that could have sold for £500,000.
The Mirror also revealed Harry’s potential income because he intends to publish “a tell-all memoir, but it is believed that all the proceeds will be donated to charity.”
While doing so, he accepted a position as the chief impact officer at the Silicon Valley start-up BetterUp, which focuses on coaching people on their mental health to improve people’s performance, according to the outlet, which added that the position could pay him about £2 million.
In addition, Harry received about £7 million from Princess Diana’s estate in August 1997.
To Oprah, he said: “I brought the things my mother left me. And without that, it’s unlikely that we could have accomplished this.”