This is how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will make money after the wedding

Even after a multi-million pound wedding, the pair is pretty much set for life with their finances – but where does all this cash come from?

It was reported that the royal family brought in a staggering £1.8 billion to the British economy in 2017.

It has also been estimated the monarchy generated £550million for tourism last year, the largest single contribution to the economy.

But this large pot doesn’t circle back into the family’s pocket directly.

Here’s how Prince Harry and Meghan will get money after they are married…

Meghan’s acting money

With a net worth of $5million (£3.5million), which comes partly from $50,000 (£35,000) per episode of Suits, she is certainly not lacking in the finance department.

She is reported to have taking $500,000 (£370,000) each year for her role in the show, which lasted a whopping seven seasons.

CheatSheet pointed out she could also make residual income each time the episodes are aired back on TV.

The actress has also starred in movies like Horrible Bosses and Remember Me.

Prince Harry’s inheritance

When Princess Diana died, a large trust was left to her two sons in her will.

Prince Harry, now 33, received his £10million chunk when he turned 30.

The money came from Princess Diana’s stocks, shares, jewellery, personal possessions and money from her £17million divorce settlement.

Prince Harry and William also receive a £324,000-a-year investment profit from their late mum's £21.5million estate.

Prince Harry’s army salary

Like most of us, Prince Harry got an actual job and spent 10 years earning a wage.

He worked in the British Army Air Corps as a helicopter pilot and then rose to the ranks of Captain.

During this time he earned an estimated £33,357 each year, according to Fortune.

Meghan’s endorsement deals

As well as acting, Meghan kept busy with a number of projects on the side.

These included her lifestyle blog The Tig, which shut down recently, and her clothing line with US retailer Reitmans.

According to Town and Country, leftover income from these outlets could have added up to £59,337.

She also recently put her three-bedroom, two bath Toronto pad on the market for $1.395million (£1.038million), but the listing has since been removed.

British taxpayers

Although the royal family bring in over a billion pounds to the British economy, maintaining the monarchy costs around £292million from the taxpayer.

According to Sir Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, this equates to 65p per person – the cost of a first class stamp.

The Queen surrenders profits from her Crown Estate to the government and she is given a Sovereign Grant in return.

Her Majesty is expected to get £82.2million from the Sovereign Grant in 2018/2019.

This grant covers travel expenses, staff salaries and palace upkeep.

Prince Charles

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry get expenses from Prince Charles' Duchy of Cornwall income.

In 2017, around £11,627 was paid out for travel, charitable activities and official residences.

Last year the three are said to have spent around £3.4million of that on salaries, business-related expenses and wardrobe, among other things.

Despite all this, this is the surprising reason why Prince Harry is unlikely to share his fortune with Meghan Markle – even AFTER they’ve got married.

We previously revealed the things Meghan will be banned from doing when she marries Prince Harry.

And here we spill the beans on her memorable outfits.

 

 

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