The Queen 'asked Meghan to sign a $500m prenup' before marrying Prince Harry

Sarah Carty
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer


It was the wedding of the year, with people all over the globe tuning in to watch Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tie the knot at Windsor Castle in May.

However, it turns out the groom’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth had more on her mind than wondering what the bride would wear.

According to palace insiders, the 92-year-old Monarch was adamant that the 36-year-old Duchess of Sussex sign a prenuptial agreement before she married Prince Harry, in order to protect his $500 million fortune.

Meghan, who starred on Hollywood show Suits for years before falling in love with 33-year-old Prince Harry, is said to have been ‘only too happy’ to sign on the dotted line.

According to palace insiders, Queen Elizabeth was adamant that the 36-year-old Duchess of Sussex sign a prenuptial agreement before she married Prince Harry, in order to protect his $500 million fortune. Photo: Getty Images

“She doesn’t want anyone thinking that she’s entered into the marriage with bad intentions, especially the Queen,” the insider told New Idea.

“The only clause that she asked was that the Queen not discuss it with any other senior royals, such as Charles and William. She wanted it confidential.”

According to another royal source, the Queen intervened and actually asked Meghan to sign it during the wedding ceremony – which seems a little farfetched.

“The word is when Harry and Meghan slipped into the antechamber before the ceremony at St. George’s Church to sign the marriage registry, they also signed the prenup,” the insider told Star magazine.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot at Windsor Castle on May 19th. Photo: Getty Images

“If they don’t’ have children, Meghan could get nothing at all.”

It comes after the pair were called the best of friends when they stepped out together at their first solo appearance in Chester last week.

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