From her style to her philanthropic work, there are many aspects that have been passed down to Prince Harry.
In this article, we will explore some of the things that Prince Harry inherited from Princess Diana.
It’s been nearly 24 years since Princess Diana was so tragically killed but her memory is kept very much alive thanks to her family, friends, royal fans – and, of course, her sons, Prince Harry in particular. After giving up his royal life Prince Harry said “‘I have what my mum left me and without that, we wouldn’t have been able to do this.
The Duke further shared: ‘It’s like she saw it coming and she’s been with us through this whole process.’ Royal fans were left wondering just how much Diana left her youngest son after her untimely death. Her estate included stocks, shares, jewellery, personal belongings, and cash from her divorce settlement which was £21m (€24m).
According to Forbes, she left both of her sons $10m (€9.4m) after taxes. It’s been reported they started receiving annual dividends of £450,000 a year from the age of 25. William and Harry were aged just 15 and 12 when Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997. As they were children at the time, the money was put away and invested by royal advisers.
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The investments saw the money’s value rise to around £20m (€23m) by the time her sons reached 25, the age they were allowed to access the money. The estate trustees could pay capital to William and Harry at any time, but when they turned 30 they were able to ask for their full share of capital.
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William and Harry’s great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, also reportedly left them around £14m (€16m) to split between them. In accordance with her will, Diana’s boys were the main beneficiaries of her estate – but what more did they inherit from their late mother? The Royal UK takes a look…
Prince Harry also inherited Princess Diana’s love for travel and adventure.
Another thing that Prince Harry inherited from Princess Diana is her sense of style.
In addition to these things, Prince Harry has also inherited some personal items from Princess Diana. These are:
Diana’s engagement ring and Cartier watch – Prince William and Prince Harry were able to choose one special keepsake from Diana’s jewellery collection by which to remember her. Paul Burrell – her former butler – later revealed that William had chosen his mother’s Cartier watch, which had been given to her by her father John Spencer, while Harry selected her sapphire engagement ring.
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Finances – Princess Diana left an estate of £ 21 million at the time of her death but more than £ 8 million was paid in inheritance tax, leaving £12,966,022, according to the Press Association. The sum was split evenly between William and Harry but given their tender ages – William was 15 and Harry, 12 – the money was invested by royal advisors, and by the time they were of age, the value had risen to £20 million.
As of 2022, Prince Harry and Meghan are worth an estimated $60m.
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