Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make headlines mostly when they rebel against the British Royalty. But turns out that even after going against the monarchy and selling probably every inch of their life story and the struggles they faced during their stay there, they are still not rich. At least according to Hollywood standards. Experts claim if sat at a table with other Hollywood couples, they would undoubtedly be “The Poorest Couple” there. The only thing that would allow their presence at the table would be their royal title, and nothing more.
If they were to even rank the Royal couples, the pair would end up being in the D-list of Hollywood. This might sound harsh and a bit of a stretch, but in reality is the truth.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are poor even after their “tell-all” projects
After the success of their Netflix documentary and Prince Harry‘s memoir, Spare, it seems Meghan Markle and the Prince would still be regarded as poor according to Hollywood standards. This is not some rumor heard from the press, instead, this is expert speculation. Royal commentator and author, Daniela Elser shared her opinion in the New Zealand Herald. She said,
“Meghan and Harry are going to have to work out a way to rake in much, much more cash”
The author then further added,
“Take their reported $US100 million (*$A146 million) Netflix deal,–Not bad for a man who has never had to sit for a job interview in his life and a woman who used to, according to book Finding Freedom, “occasionally set up a paparazzi photo”.”
Daniela Elser then addressed a fact that some might not have considered, and shed light on the reality of their $100 million Netflix deal. She said,
“But that figure could also include the cost of their production staff and production costs; plus it’s highly unlikely they got the full whack of cash upfront and it’s likely to be meted out after each project.—We are not talking about ‘pop out and buy a Gulfstream’ cash.”
The British author then reiterated,
“Harry and Meghan, even if they had been paid every dollar that every deal is worth are still the poorest people around the table next time this A+ list gang gets together for Saturday night parcheesi and cases of vintage Pouilly-Fumé.”
Elser also said,
“The issue is not only how much they are making but how tiddly that sum is in contrast with what their new best friends are all raking in.”
But if one were to compare their net worth, the British Royal couple is far behind. Their combined sum is estimated around $60 million as of 2023, in comparison to the other well-known names who are way ahead of them.
Thus, this piece left everyone wondering if the decision to leave behind their royal titles was at all a good one. If not their title, what are they actually left with then?
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Why do Prince Hary and Meghan Markle still use their Royal titles?
People think it is a bit hypocritical of the couple to still be using their Royal title well after their exit. Especially now, after the famous Oprah Winfrey interview, the release of their Netflix documentary, and Prince Harry’s tell-all memoir.
The Express stated,
“Perhaps they cling on from a sense of nostalgia – or even propriety – sniffly determined to keep what is theirs”
This might very well be a reason, but still not confirmed by the “Royal” duo. Although the real reason behind it is still unknown, people think starting with a clean slate would be ideal for them. Since then, the couple has come out and said they will be using titles to address their children. Until then, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have to work hard to be worthy of sitting beside the Hollywood royalties.
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Source: New Zealand Herald