Last week Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as we reported, where spotted at an event in Miami. Where both of them gave a speech to a group of very important people for JP Morgan. As was reported this was a very exclusive event. So much so, that JP Morgan did not even feature any pictures or even an acknowledgment of the event on their social media pages.
Now, we are getting reports about how much money the couple actually made from their public appearance.
This is obviously not the first time that Prince Harry delivers a public address. Public speaking is a pretty standard requirement of being a royal. Something that Harry’s great grandfather had a lot of trouble with. That being said, for all of his life, Harry actually could not charge any money for public appearances. Those where mandatory and what he got in return was his “royal allowance”.
Which, is pretty much the money that the British taxpayers pay the royals for being the royals. As they are making these appearances on behalf of the British people.
Now to the good stuff. How much did Prince Harry and Meghan make for a public appearance that lasted around 30 minutes to maybe an hour? It is reported that the couple charged one million dollars for the appearance. It is safe to say that they are not going to be running into financial woes any time soon.
It is no wonder that the Canadian taxpayers were not happy about having to pay for the couple’s private security. They are more than capable of affording that on their own.
A major part of being royal is supporting multiple charities. This is something that the late Princess Diana was very passionate about. It could be said that, even more so after she had a royal split of her own. When you are royal though, it is pretty easy to support charities as you won’t be putting in a lot of your own money.
Instead, the royals actually encourage other people to take their checkbooks out and make juicy donations. Now, that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are getting their own money they are probably going to use a lot of it on charities. It is probably a smart move. They are going to need some tax breaks, and that is probably the best way to get them!
Pretty much right after the royal split, a big news story that broke was that the couple filed the paperwork to make “Sussex Royal” into an actual brand. Does this mean that we are going to be getting sweatshirts and tee shirts with the Sussex coat of arms, or the couple’s faces on them any time soon?
There was actually a dispute over this issue. It is not clear if the couple is going to be able to use that name as a brand. We will have to wait and see what happens.