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Prince Harry: The forgotten legacy of the Queen Mother


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During his interview with Oprah Winfrey in early March, Prince Harry said that he had only the fortune left by Princess Diana. An untruth according to the British media, since the young man also received a large sum from his great-grandmother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.

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Would Prince Harry have omitted some details about the extent of his fortune? Relieved of most of his monarchical obligations, the Duke of Sussex seems to build his life away from his family, under the sun of California. However, the young man, not very tender with his relatives, was able to establish himself, not without substantial help from the Firm. For if he inherited part of Diana’s fortune, he also received several million pounds from the Queen Mother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, the mother of Elizabeth II, as reported by the British media the Daily Express. Information that he apparently failed to communicate in his last interviews.

In their official speeches, Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have made clear their desire to emancipate themselves financially from the British royal family. An endeavor they have successfully carried out, through juicy contracts signed with Netflix (a deal reportedly worth over £100 million), and then Spotify. However, this success would not have been possible without the (substantial) inheritance received by Prince Harry. Because contrary to what he said in his interview with Oprah Winfrey – he said he had only Diana’s fortune to live on – he received half of the £14 million inheritance left by Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, when she died in 2002.

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Hired in a start-up

A significant sum, which undoubtedly helped him to launch into active life. For Prince Harry took the time necessary to establish himself, then invest in the private sector. He recently joined the management of BetterUp, an American coaching and mental health start-up. He will take on the role of “Chief Impact Officer” or, more precisely, Chief Business Officer. A function that will lead him to actively participate in the company’s meetings and events. Good news for the one who drew a line on a part of his former life.

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