Prince Harry no longer receives royal funding from the royal family since he stepped down from his senior royal role in 2020 to start a more private life in the U.S. with his wife, Meghan Markle. On the other hand Prince William, who’s now the heir to the throne after Queen Elizabeth II’s passing and his father, now King Charles’ succession in 2022, the Prince of Wales is believed to be worth millions of dollars with his inheritances and royal grant.
So, take a look at Prince Harry and Prince William’s net worth and see who is wealthier between the royal brothers.
Prince Harry’s inheritances
The two princes’ mother, Princess Diana, tragically died in a car crash in the Pont de l'Alma tunnel in Paris, France, at the age of 36 in August 1997.
Forbes said she left a part of her estate, about $100 million each, to her kids which they received when they reached 25.
They also got a huge amount from their great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, who was Queen Elizabeth’s mum, after she put two-thirds of her money—around £19 million—into a trust fund for them.
The Guardian reported that Prince Harry and Prince William split about £6 million of this trust at age 21. However, it wasn’t an equal split as the Queen Mother favored Prince Harry more, understanding that Prince William would earn more as the future king.
They would also split another £8 million of that trust fund when they turn 40, which Prince William probably got to enjoy already after reaching 40 on June 21, 2022.
Lastly, there have been questions about Prince Harry’s inheritance when Queen Elizabeth died, but it isn’t known if he has inherited anything.
How does Prince Harry make money?
After leaving the monarchy, it has been a puzzle to many how Prince Harry makes his own money.
He revealed in his controversial interview with Oprah Winfrey in March 2021 that he used his trust from his mother to financially support him and his family.
He also got his source of income from his and Meghan’s massive Netflix deal, which was reportedly $100 million.
The New York Times added that the Sussex couple also signed a deal with Harry Walker Agency for speaking engagements in June 2020. They’re reportedly set to receive $1 million per speaking engagement.
In addition, Page Six claimed Prince Harry received an advance payment of $20 million from Penguin Random House for his 2023 memoir, Spare.
Prince Harry’s net worth
So, how much is Prince Harry’s net worth? According to Celebrity Net Worth, he’s estimated to be worth $60 million.
Prince William’s inheritances
Alternatively, just like Prince Harry, Prince William received a total of £14 million from the Queen Mother and $10 million after taxes from Princess Diana.
Moreover, the Duke of Cambridge now owns the Duchy of Cornwall after King Charles became the sovereign following Queen Elizabeth’s death. Biography noted he’s now in control of the duchy’s revenue of about £23 million per year.
How does Prince William make money?
As a working senior royal, Prince William, and other working royals, receive money through the annual sovereign grant funded by British taxpayers. This supports their official duties and covers their running costs, like the royal travels.
Prince William’s net worth
Will all these to Prince William’s name, Celebrity Net Worth noted his net worth is estimated at $100 million—a far cry from Prince Harry’s $60 million.