Whenever two celebrities are set to be married, the inevitable question that arises is whether or not the couple will sign a pre-nup. A Royal Wedding is no different. Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle are set to tie the knot in early 2018, and while it seems to be all sunshine and rainbows right now, the reality of marriage is that sometimes things don't go exactly as planned. As a result, it's good to think about what could happen in case the pair separates.
According to TMZ, while pre-nuptial agreements are recognized in England, they are not binding. This means that judges are not obliged to honor the terms laid out in the agreement, so assets could be split in half in case of divorce. In addition, in England, it isn't just what assets are gained over the course of the marriage that could be divided, but also the assets that are brought into the marriage.
Prince Harry has a net worth of $40 million, while Meghan has a net worth of $5 million. In addition, Harry's income comes from Prince Charles' private estate, which generates $27 million annually. Harry took home part of $4.4 million last year, which was split between him, William and Kate. Markle reportedly earns $45,000 per episode on 'Suits.'
If Harry wants to see what could potentially happen when a royal relationship goes sour, he doesn't need to look any further than his father, Prince Charles. When Charles and Diana divorced in 1996, Charles had to pay Diana a whopping $23 million.
Hopefully this relationship can have a happier ending, for both the couple, and Harry's wallet.