Money & Banking

Just how much did Princess Diana leave to Prince Harry?

Just how much did Princess Diana leave to Prince Harry?

Prince Harry claimed he was financially cut off by the Royal Family when he stepped back from royal duty in 2020.

The Duke of Sussex told Oprah Winfrey he and wife Meghan Markle relied on the money he inherited from his mother, Princess Diana.

Harry told Oprah: “I’ve got what my mum left me and without that we wouldn’t have been able to do this.

“It’s like she saw it coming and she’s been with us through this whole process.”

While he did not reveal the amount during the chat, it is understood Harry was left around $11 million when his mother died 23 years ago.

On his 30th birthday, the amount increased to $18 million after the original amount was invested and gathered interest.

The money came from Diana's divorce from Prince Charles, as well as shares, jewellery, cash and other personal items.

Harry and Meghan have also scored lucrative deals with Spotify and Netflix, and Harry received a multimillion-dollar inheritance from his great-grandmother the Queen Mother.

Meghan also earned approximately $9 million for her stint on the American legal drama Suits, and other side projects.

Diana, Princess of Wales, also left $11 million to her other son Prince William.

Diana had an estimated net worth of about $41 million when she died in 1997.

Much of that came from the settlement she received from divorcing Prince Charles.