Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could become billionaires after leaving the royal family, according to a wealth expert

Posted In: News Date:Feb 25th, 2020

Since announcing their plans to step back from their roles as senior royals and become financially independent, Prince Harry's and Meghan Markle's bank account has been the subject of much speculation.

While Harry's inheritance and Meghan's former earnings as an actress are certainly helpful as they map out their own plans away from the royal family, it's the couple's future projects (and their earning potential) that have become the focus.

Robert Watts, who is responsible for compiling the annual Sunday Times Rich List of the 1,000 wealthiest residents in the UK, told Hello! Magazine he believes the Duke and Duchess will land a spot on the list in the coming years.

"You can't underestimate the international appeal of being a royal — and the appeal is even bigger in the US, Canada and the rest of the world," Watts told the publication.

"The couple already have an eight-figure fortune, perhaps one as large as £20 million," he went on to say. "But I think it's possible that in ten years' time, Prince Harry and Meghan could make it on to the Sunday Times Rich List with £500 million and £1 billion in the longer term."