Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is just a few short months away. Since they announced their engagement, news and rumors about their new life together have been coming out.
But as many married couples know, there’s another huge thing to factor in once you’re married: money!
While many couples agree to share their money equally, things are a little different for the royal family.
It is being reported that Meghan Markle will not have access to Prince Harry’s $40 million fortune. Harry has an inheritance from his mother, Princess Diana, and he also shares an annual allowance with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
Before anyone gets mad, the reason Meghan isn’t getting any of Prince Harry’s cash isn’t that he doesn’t want to share. It actually has to do with taxes — and saving Meghan a lot of money. “Even when married to a member of the British royal family, as long as she remains a US citizen, she will have to pay income tax,” Marlene Koenig, a royal expert, told The Sun. “This is even on money earned outside the United States. If she receives money from her husband or his family, and that’s considered income, she would have to pay income tax on that.”
Luckily for Meghan, she’s already worth an estimated $5 million thanks to her successful acting career, and being married to a prince probably comes with its perks. It’s also reported that Meghan won’t be signing a prenup, as neither Kate Middleton nor Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, did.
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