Meghan Markle was “disappointed” Prince Harry had “very little money” when they met, a royal expert claims.
Author Tom Bower, who penned the 2022 book “Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the War Between the Windsors,” described the former “Suits” actress as “money-obsessed” in an interview with the Daily Mail published on Monday.
“Her great surprise and disappointment was that Prince Harry had very little money,” Bower claimed.
“She had imagined he would be worth hundreds of millions, if not billions, and she is having to make up for it now.”
The writer went on to say that the couple could not afford their current lifestyle as working members of the Royal Family.
“[Markle] wants to ride in the big Cadillacs, the private jets on command,” he told the outlet. “At the moment she needs to scrounge for those sorts of things.”
In 2021, Forbes estimated Harry and Markle’s net worth at $10 million, including the remains of Harry’s inheritance from his late mother, Princess Diana, and the equity the pair have in their Montecito, Calif., mansion.
They were also financially cut off from the British Crown’s estimated $34 billion estate once they quit their royal duties in 2020 and relocated to the U.S.
Harry, 38, and Markle, 41, subsequently founded Archewell Productions to produce “programming that informs, elevates and inspires.” The company signed a multiyear production deal with Netflix estimated to be worth between $100 million and $150 million, per Deadline.
And for his book, Page Six exclusively reported in July 2021 that Harry received an advance of $20 million when he sold it.
Elsewhere in his chat with the Daily Mail, Bower claimed that Harry and Markle could “ruin” King Charles III’s May 6 coronation should they attend.
As it stands, the couple is expected to receive an invitation to the festivities despite the fallout from Harry airing his family’s dirty laundry in his explosive memoir, “Spare,” and Netflix docuseries, “Harry & Meghan.”
But doing so, Bower said, could “overshadow” the celebration for Charles, 74.
Harry and Meghan wed in 2018 and now share son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 20 months.