According to a royal expert, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, was dismayed to hear that Prince Harry did not have loads of cash for her to spend.
Tom Bower, author of “Revenge: Meghan, Harry, and the War Between the Windsors,” stated that Meghan, whom he referred to as “money-obsessed,” anticipated the royal family to have large quantities of readily available cash.
“Her great surprise and disappointment was that Prince Harry had very little money. She had imagined he would be worth hundreds of millions, if not billions, and she is having to make up for it now,” he said, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.
The Mail estimates Prince Harry earned around £2.3 million per year as a working member of the royal family.
“She wants to ride in the big Cadillacs, the private jets on command. At the moment she needs to scrounge for those sorts of things,” he said.
Meghan and Harry are attempting to capitalize on their reputation before it disappears, according to Bower.
“It’s cynical, as was the whole departure from Britain and is the whole of this Netflix series and the book. What we’re seeing is an extraordinary marketing campaign by Meghan, whose number one interest is herself, and her second interest is money,” he said, according to GB News.
“And the question is how will she make a lot of money in a short period of time to make sure she doesn’t need always to parade herself as the victim of the royal family,” he said.
Bower said Meghan is “always looking for other business opportunities. And what’s interesting is the people she goes to who are going to maximize Meghan’s popularity. She is very shrewd and clever. She’s always looking for opportunities and for people who can help her.”
He stated that time is not on the couple’s side.
“This is peak money-making time. [They] want to be able to maintain this new lavish lifestyle for the rest of our lives. So [they] have to make a lot of money and fast,” he said.
He projected that Meghan would likely never achieve all of her goals.
“What is terrible for the Sussexes is they haven’t got really that much money compared to the other investors. I mean, if they’ve got $30 million amongst the A-listers who are billionaires, that is just a year’s expenditure on food and living. So they’re poor compared to their neighbors, and Meghan feels that. She was dissatisfied with Frogmore. She wanted a palace, not 5 cottages knocked into a sort of small home in Windsor,” he said.
Bower said Harry’s perspective is unclear.
“So she is really looking for the big time. The question is whether Harry appreciates that, whether he really wants to go along that ride,” he said.
Bower stated that Harry and Markle had the ability to harm King Charles III’s coronation on May 6, according to the Daily Mail.
“I think if [Charles] allows Harry to come to the coronation, it is going to ruin the coronation. It’ll be overshadowed by Harry’s presence and Meghan’s, too. So I think Charles has to make a decision now,” he said, adding, “I think that people are on the whole getting sick to death of Harry.”