WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Prince Harry has declined signing a prenuptial agreement before marrying American actress Meghan Markle.
- The Daily Mail reported that according to a source, Prince Harry believes that his marriage will last a lifetime.
- The prince has a fortune of US$42 million while the Suits actress is reportedly worth US$5 million.
His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales, popularly known as Prince Harry, has refused to sign a prenup before the royal wedding in May.
“There was never any question in Harry’s mind that he would sign a prenup. He’s determined that his marriage will be a lasting one, so there’s no need for him to sign anything,” a source told The Daily Mail.
This report stopped gossips that the royal family wanted Harry to secure his assets and inheritance. But prenups in the U.K. are not very common.
“Both Harry and Meghan have assets to protect. Given divorce rates, it’s worth couples having a frank discussion about what each is bringing to the party before signing that marriage register,” British columnist Sophia Money-Coutts reported last week.
Prince Harry has an estimated wealth of $28 million in royal and other assets. That’s in addition to $14 million in inheritance from his late mother, Princess Diana.
The royal family will shoulder expenses for Harry and Meghan’s May wedding which CNN estimated could cost more than US $670,000 (or £500,000).
“I can’t imagine Harry and Meghan would be able to achieve the wedding they would be looking at on anything less than [that],” London-based luxury wedding planner Aimee Dunne told CNN.
“As was the case with the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the Royal Family will pay for the core aspects of the wedding, such as the church service, the associated music, flowers, decorations, and the reception afterward,” the Kensington Palace announced during their official wedding announcement.
The younger prince follows in his older brother’s footsteps, with Prince William also refused to sign a prenup before his marriage to Kate Middleton.