To the public eye, Prince Harry has always been something of a romantic. Now that he is engaged to Meghan Markle, the 33-year-old has made the most dramatic sign of his devotion.
According to a story published in Mail Online, one source has said that Harry has rejected signing a prenuptial agreement to safeguard his estimated £30 million fortune.
Talking to Mail Online, the source further added, “There was never any question in Harry’s mind that he would sign a prenup. He’s determined that his marriage will be a lasting one, so there’s no need for him to sign anything.”
The disclosure follows persistent rumours that courtiers wanted Harry to safeguard his chunk of the Windsor millions. Meghan divorced her first husband, American film producer Trevor Engelson, after two years.
The news is in sharp contrast to a report by another daily that a prenup was being drawn up since both Harry and Meghan have their respective assets to safeguard.
Prenups are not legally enforceable in the UK, but are increasingly taken into account during divorce cases.
Harry was handed £10 million of the inheritance from his mother, Princess Diana, when he turned 30. He is said to have another £20 million of assets. Meghan, 36, has amassed an estimated £4 million fortune from her successful acting career.
Harry would be following the example of his brother, Prince William, who rejected a prenup before tying the knot with Kate Middleton.
Their mother, who also didn’t have such an agreement, had to fight hard to win a divorce settlement of £17 million from Prince Charles in 1996, as well as £400,000 per year.