Meghan Markle won't have a claim on $88 billion royal fortune if she divorces Harry, even with a prenup
Meghan might only be entitled to some of Harry’s personal fortune, which comes from his inheritance and other personal assets
Although there is no pre-nuptial agreement signed between Harry and Meghan Markle, there is no possibility of the former 'Suits' actress walking away with the royal family's fortune in case of a divorce.
And before the shippers of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex can cry foul, no, the couple is not splitting anytime soon.
However, both Harry and Meghan are no strangers to broken marriages. Meghan's parents separated when she was young and the world became privy to Prince Charles - Harry's father's - highly public divorce from Princess Diana and later marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles. In addition, Meghan has already gone through a divorce herself.
The royal family too is no stranger to marriages gone wrong. But members of the family, whose estimated net worth - according to Forbes - stands at an estimated $88 billion, have never been concerned about their estranged spouses walking away with the royal fortune because the money or the royal assets they have the privilege of enjoying, never really belonged to them.
Take Harry and Meghan's official residence of Frogmore Cottage - where they spent the majority of their time before they moved to Canada after announcing that they would be stepping down as senior members of the royal family in January - for instance. In an event of a divorce, they will not be able to sell the place and split up the profits from the sale. This is because while they resided in the lavish mansion, the property is legally owned by the Crown Estate, which is overseen by Queen Elizabeth.
This might be one of the reasons most of the royal family members don't bother with prenups before marriages. Another reason could because prenuptial agreements aren’t legally binding in the United Kingdom, though they are taken into account during divorce proceedings.
However, none of these reasons applies in Harry's case as he simply did not enter into a prenup with Meghan because he had no doubts that his marriage would last.
“He’s determined that his marriage will be a lasting one, so there’s no need for him to sign anything,” a friend of his told Daily Mail.
And he might not be wrong as the couple looked more in love with each other than ever before while carrying out the last leg of their royal engagements hand-in-hand during their "farewell tour" in the UK earlier this month.
Even so, on the off chance of a divorce, Meghan might only be entitled to some of Harry’s personal fortune, which comes from his inheritance and other personal assets, and of course, a mutually approved custody agreement of their son, Archie.