It’s no secret the royal family is extra protective when it comes to the women who marry into it. New reports revealed if Meghan Markle will have to sign a prenuptial agreement when she marries Prince Harry.
Prince Harry Doesn't Want A Prenup
Markle won’t have to sign a prenup in her marriage to the royal. Prince Harry is said to be the one who is against it.
“There was never any question in Harry’s mind that he would sign a prenup,” said one insider. “He’s determined that his marriage will be a lasting one, so there’s no need for him to sign anything.”
Interestingly enough, while prenuptial agreements cannot be enforced legally in the United Kingdom, the documents are considered if any divorce proceedings actually take place. It was also noted that Prince Harry’s worth includes $13 million from the inheritance of his late mother, Princess Diana, and $27 million in assets. Markle is also worth $5 million thanks to her career as an actress on popular shows like USA’s Suits.
Prince Harry Following In Prince William's Footsteps
Prince Harry isn’t the first in the family to turn down a prenuptial agreement. His brother, Prince William, also chose not to sign a prenup before he married Kate Middleton.
While Prince Harry refused to sign the agreement, Queen Elizabeth and Markle are said to have pushed for Prince Harry to do so in the past. Markle reportedly wanted a prenup agreement between her and her future husband so they could keep their finances secure.
“She thinks it’s very important they retain financial independence,” said one insider.
A Royal Romance Timeline
Prince Harry and Markle started dating after they were set up by a friend, who was later revealed to be Violet von Westenholz, on a blind date in July 2016. The prince said he was “beautifully surprised” when he saw Markle.The two went on a vacation to Botswana together shortly after, which marked a turning point in their relationship.
Rumors of their romance sparked in the public October 2016. Kensington Palace confirmed Markle and Prince Henry were together the following month. Prince Harry didn’t waste time in defending his then-girlfriend against negative attention, including ones he described as “outright racism and sexism of social media trolls.”
It’s clear he didn’t let the hate stop him from moving forward with Markle. The two were spotted together for multiple events and happenings. Their next big step was November 2017 when Markle walked away from her role on Suits and moved into Kensington Palace. They announced their engagement later that month.
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