Harry's deal is for FOUR books - including one after The Queen's death (2023)

Prince Harry has clinched a lucrative four-book deal – with the second due out only after the Queen has died, the Mail can reveal today.

In news sure to alarm Buckingham Palace, industry insiders said the 'tell-all' tome unveiled by Harry earlier this week is only the 'tip of the iceberg'.

Sources said the Duke of Sussex oversaw the bidding and told publishing houses to begin at £18million, with the final figure possibly reaching £29million.

The deal will see a memoir released next year – when it is the Queen's platinum jubilee – with the second book to be held back until after her death.

Harry's wife Meghan is to pen a 'wellness' guide as part of the contract with Penguin Random House. The subject and author of the fourth title is unknown.

The Mail hasbeen told the prince, 36, 'led' negotiations from Montecito in California, where he and Meghan have bought an £11million mansion on the back of lucrative tie-ups, including with streaming services Netflix and Spotify.

Two publishers flew out from London to see him and others took part in the 'auction' by video call, sources say.

Prince Harry has clinched a lucrative four-book deal – with the second due out only after the Queen has died, the Mail can reveal today

The deal will see Prince Harry's memoir released next year – when it is the Queen's platinum jubilee – with the second book to be held back until after her death.Harry's wife Meghan is to pen a 'wellness' guide as part of the contract with Penguin Random House

'He conducted negotiations – he had a very 'take it or leave it' attitude,' said an impeccably-placed source in the publishing industry.

'His starting price was $25million (£18million) and the final figure was way north of that, possibly as much as $35-40million (£25-29million).

'Those involved were actually very shocked by his approach, which was to look at them coldly and state his demands – $25million.

'People [will] start asking 'what has he got, who is he going to target?' The very idea of this unexploded bomb, hanging about waiting for the Queen to pass, is just extraordinary and may strike many as being in very bad taste.'

'In Britain, publishing is still a rather 'gentlemanly' industry. It's high stakes, but is still conducted in very genteel terms.'

The source added: 'The final contract was actually for a four-book deal, with Harry writing one "when his granny dies". Meghan will write a wellness-type book and people are unsure what the fourth will be. But what is most shocking, frankly, is Harry's suggestion that the second book won't be published until the Queen is no longer here.

'People [will] start asking 'what has he got, who is he going to target?' The very idea of this unexploded bomb, hanging about waiting for the Queen to pass, is just extraordinary and may strike many as being in very bad taste.'

The Royal Family has been left deeply concerned by Harry's decision to secretly collaborate with Pulitzer-winning ghostwriter JR Moehringer on what his publishers described as 'the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him'. The two men have been working on the book for up to a year.

It is described by Harry as a 'wholly truthful first-hand account' of his life. But royal aides are worried that it will prove to be a highly one-sided account of the prince's experiences and reignite tensions with his estranged family.

The Queen and senior royals are still dealing with the fallout from his slew of interviews, most notably with US chat show host Oprah Winfrey. The prince has made a string of highly damaging allegations about his closest relatives, including claims of institutional racism.

The news that not only is there a second book planned, but it is one that Harry was said to have stipulated should not come out until after his 95-year-old grandmother passes away, will do little to allay fears about the nature of his 'revelations'.

It suggests that the Queen would disapprove of what the sixth in line to the throne is doing and anything published might upset her and the rest of the Royal Family, or prove to be reputationally damaging, whether it is true or not. It also appears to indicate that Harry cares far less about anything his father Prince Charles or brother Prince William, whom he has been most critical of, think.

The fact that Harry and Meghan, 39, are set to publish more than one book was not referred to in the official announcement about his memoir earlier this week.

This raises the unedifying prospect of the Windsors being 'under siege' from the Sussexes and their 'truths' for many years to come.

After being alerted to the story in detail on Thursday and told that it would be published on Saturday, lawyers acting for Harry replied to the Mail yesterday afternoon saying that they would not be commenting.

Five hours later however, and after early editions of the paper had gone to press, they then wrote to the Mail again saying the claims were 'false and defamatory'.

They said there was only one 'memoir' planned by Harry, which will be published next year.

The prince has always been at pains to point out the huge respect he has for his grandmother and her sense of duty and has previously said that he and Meghan wanted to continue her remarkable legacy.

But many within the royal household believe his actions have been anything but respectful and have piled unbearable pressure on the monarch, still working diligently well into her 90s, as well as mourning the loss of her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip.

The deal will also, inevitably, be seen as further exploitation by the Sussexes of their former royal roles and status – something they personally promised the Queen they would not do.

Payment for the book deal is likely, insiders say, to be delivered in parts over a number of years.

Penguin Random House said that the 'proceeds' from the book would be donated to charity but has not detailed whether this would include both royalties and the advance.

(Video) Prince Harry Denies That He’s Releasing A Book After The Queen’s Death

A spokesman for the prince also insisted that he had informed his family – including the Queen – about plans for his book 'very recently'.

Yet the Mail understands his office made attempts to contact the royal household only hours before the story was broken by a US newspaper after learning it was about to become public.

Charles is said to have been particularly surprised by the news when it was announced.

Penguin Random House was also contacted in detail about the story yesterday but said it would not be making any further comment 'over and above what is contained in the original press release'.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment last night on the revelations.

Since publication lawyers acting on behalf of the Duke of Sussex have responded to say that:

The Duke is not waiting for his grandmother to pass away before he writes a second book; there is only one memoir planned by the Duke and that will be published next year; publishers did not fly to the US; the publishing deal was not negotiated personally by the Duke, and the figures are inaccurate; he did not personally bring a 'package' to the table.

Prince Charles (pictured at Exeter Cathedral on July 19), who has a rocky relationship with his son, is said to have been particularly surprised


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Prince Charles's biographer Jonathan Dimbleby accuses Prince Harry and Meghan Markle of 'vicious, cruel and horribly self-serving' behaviour over their interview with Oprah Winfrey

By Richard Marsden

Just like the Obamas (as the Mail predicted...)

When the Sussexes moved to California, the Mail revealed the couple were being advised by their close friends Barack and Michelle Obama.

In September last year, Harry and Meghan signed a deal with Netflix worth an estimated $100million – two years after the Obamas struck a similar deal worth $50million.

And on Thursday, Harry and Meghan's publishers Penguin Random House announced plans to publish a new book written by Mr Obama and Bruce Springsteen.

Both Mr and Mrs Obama have brought out extraordinarily successful autobiographies. Mrs Obama's autobiography, Becoming, sold 1.4million copies in its first week – one of the biggest-selling of all time.

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Prince Charles's biographer has accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of 'vicious, cruel and horribly self-serving' behaviour over their infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey.

Jonathan Dimbleby said it was a 'great shame' that the couple went ahead with the broadcast earlier this year.

Speaking at the Buxton International Festival in Derbyshire this week, the veteran broadcaster, 76, said: 'I think that the interview was a very great shame.

'I think it did great damage of a kind that was undeserved to the royal household and specifically to the Queen and her family.'

Mr Dimbleby, whose father Richard became the first journalist to interview a member of the Royal Family in a 1961 Panorama broadcast with Prince Philip, said he had met Harry 'in the past when he was young'.

He said his recollections of Harry were of a 'charming, very nice' man 'who had served very well in the armed forces'.

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But he said he was 'very disappointed' with his subsequent behaviour, adding: 'I felt he was being led by the nose a bit by his wife.'

The Oprah chat, which drew in a worldwide audience of more than 50million, was 'vicious, cruel and horribly self-serving', the historian said.

'Harry's remarks about his father, I simply fail to understand. I think there are certain things you should say and do in private,' he added.

'I believe a lot of the insinuations he made were not consistent with fact.'

Mr Dimbleby conducted the explosive 1994 television interview with the Prince of Wales in which he admitted his affair with Camilla and also wrote Prince of Wales: A Biography in the same year.

In the interview with Charles, which came the year before Princess Diana's interview with shamed BBC journalist Martin Bashir, the prince was asked if he tried to be 'faithful and honourable' to Diana.

He said: 'Yes, absolutely.' But, under further questioning, Charles added: 'Yes... until it became irretrievably broken down, us both having tried.'

Mr Dimbleby, who was launching a new history volume, Barbarossa, about Hitler's failed invasion of Russia during the Second World War, said he decided to ask Charles about his infidelity in the 1994 interview because of 'huge speculation'.

Prince Charles's biographer Jonathan Dimbleby (left at Highgrove House to film the 1994 interview with the Prince of Wales) has accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of 'vicious, cruel and horribly self-serving' behaviour over their infamous interview with Oprah Winfrey

He said the 'whole project' would have been undermined 'if I didn't ask a question about whether he'd been unfaithful' to Princess Diana.

Mr Dimbleby, whose interview with the Prince of Wales was part of an ITV documentary Charles: The Private Man, The Public Role, said: 'It was part of a 90-minute documentary about his public life.

'There was huge speculation about his relationship with Camilla Parker-Bowles.'

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Prince Harry has written, in the words of his publishers, 'the definitive account of the experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons that have helped shape him'.

Meghan's Dad: I'll go to court to see Lilibet

MeghanMarkle's father is threatening to take her and Prince Harry to court so he can see his grandchildren.

Thomas Markle, pictured, has not spoken to his daughter since he arranged to be 'covertly' photographed in the run-up to her 2018 wedding – and has never met Archie, two, and seven-week-old Lilibet.

Now he is poised to apply to a judge to see them whether their parents like it or not.

Speaking to US TV from his home in Mexico, Mr Markle, 77, said he did not want his grandchildren 'punished' for Meghan and Harry's 'bad behaviour'.

'Archie and Lili are small children... They're not pawns. They're not part of the game,' he added.

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We don't yet know the title, and it isn't due in bookshops for another year at least, but speculation about its contents will be whipped up by publicists with leaks, extracts and teasers.

A glum prospect for the House of Windsor during what should have been a time of joyful celebrations to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and the Cambridges' 40th birthdays, as well as poignant remembrance of Princess Diana on the 25th anniversary of her death.

Predictably, there has been a storm of criticism. But all the sound and fury won't change a thing.

Harry's book is coming, part of a four-book deal as the Mail reports today, and so is a wave of potential damage to individual members of the royal family and quite possibly the institution of monarchy itself.

We know this because anything less would never have earned the Queen's grandson a reported $20 million advance payout from his hard-nosed publishers and possibly quite a lot more.

Yet in forcing such a crisis on his family, Harry may have unintentionally offered them an opportunity to rediscover some home truths that just might secure the monarchy's survival for years to come. It's an ironic parting gift from the Sussexes but it's within reach of royal advisers if they choose to take it, as I shall explain.

But first, why all the fuss about what the publishers are calling Harry's 'literary memoir'? It's a safe bet that many of us will happily pay to read about the Duke of Sussex's 'experiences, adventures, losses, and life lessons'.

We may be pleasantly surprised. It is being ghostwritten by J.R. Moehringer, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of a memoir of his own, which revolves around his tough childhood spent raised by a single mum and his search for a father figure.

While it's a shame we won't get the Eton-honed prose of the Duke himself, in the hands of such an accomplished ghostwriter Harry's raw material may very well make for an entertaining and even moving read.

It's an ironic parting gift from the Sussexes (pictured above) but it's within reach of royal advisers if they choose to take it, writesPrincess Diana's former aide Patrick Jephson

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Remember, for a large slice of their target audience, especially in their home market of the U.S., Harry and Meghan perfectly capture the spirit of the times with their earnest moralising and impeccably progressive politics. Red-faced condemnation from 'bigoted' Brits only validates their martyrs' credentials.

Forget the 'woke' packaging: this is about making money, the more the better. So bring on 'the highs and lows, the mistakes, the lessons learned' which Harry promises us.

Brace yourself for the hot-cheeked shame he feels at his privileged birth.

Get ready for carefully calculated confessions about the swastika armband and unflinching man-guilt about what really happened in Vegas.

Fill your boots with self- critical sermons on Harry's youthful follies, his sexism, racism and unconscious biases of every deplorable hue. Prepare to be shocked as he — in a spirit of compassionate self-education — is obliged to stick a knife into his less enlightened nearest and dearest.

Don't feel bad about this kind of prurient, voyeuristic temptation: it's all OK because, as Harry says, he is 'deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what I've learned over the course of my life and excited for people to read a first-hand account of my life that's accurate and truthful'.

Harry's excitement may be thanks to all that promised accuracy and truth ('his' truth naturally) but, in the context of the wider publicity war he is waging with his family, it's more likely to be caused by the illicit rush of settling half a lifetime of carefully cultivated grievances.

No doubt courtiers are even drawing up plans to play down Harry's revelations as part of a wider campaign to sail on regardless.

Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William pictured preparing to leave on a safari in Kaziranga National Park during their royal visit to India and Bhutan in April 2016

'Some recollections may vary', was the Queen's dignified response to the Sussexes' Oprah Winfrey interview — and that, or something like it, will probably be the official watchword whatever the coming year may bring.

But, despite their outward calm, Palace advisers can't afford to be complacent. Such skilfully phrased press releases won't reassure anxious royal supporters indefinitely.

They know the royal landscape has shifted: for the world beyond the UK there is now an alternative royal family. The Duke and Duchess of Montecito are just getting started and the Buckingham Palace wordsmiths may already have fired their best shot.

In short, this doesn't feel like just another storm-in-a-teacup royal book. This time, the damage may go much deeper.

Long before publication date, favoured Sussex sources will activate a systematic plan to stimulate sales and skewer critics. Harry's targets will have few opportunities to retaliate, even if they have the stomach for a fight in which they are bound to be cast as heartless oppressors — or worse. The weapons used by courtiers against unauthorised writers — hostile briefings and personal intimidation — have proved powerless against the Sussexes' invincible victimhood.

Nor is it likely that the royal solicitors will be ordered into battle: the prospect of enforced disclosures under oath won't appeal to a Windsor family already sitting on a hamper of dirty laundry.

Worst of all, this new threat has proved itself immune to the monarchy's time-honoured weapon of choice for cowing internal dissent: good old-fashioned fear.

Princess Diana pictured with her former private secretary Patrick Jephson at the Burghley Horse Trials in Lincolnshire in September 1989

When the threat of incurring the Sovereign's displeasure doesn't bring mutineers to heel, all the pomp of royalty is suddenly revealed as so much make-believe and dress-up. For all the miles of newsprint and videotape devoted to analysing the royal family's relationship with the media, it comes down to this: if the Palace news managers lose control of the narrative, monarchy's symbolic power is replaced by real vulnerability.

To an unprecedented extent, control of the royal narrative is passing into the hands of some of the most fearsome news managers in the world. They're American, they're expensive, they're ruthless — and they work for Harry and Meghan.

At their side stands the Sussex Squad — a social media Praetorian Guard relentless in its defence of all things Harry and Meghan. Perhaps not in Britain, but in much of the rest of the world there is now a risk that the Crown's tribal potency is seen to be so feeble it can't subdue its own progeny.

As a strategic response, just sailing on regardless looks like sleeping on the beach with your head in the sand.

It's clear Harry's project to reinvent himself is reaching a crescendo. Having known him as a naughty but forgivable small boy, perhaps I find it easier than most to wish him luck in his dramatically altered new existence. As he approaches middle age, he won't be the first man to take a long, hard look at his life and decide changes are needed. Writing a book is a great way to sort it all out in your head and plan for the future, too.

What does he see from his California mansion as he looks back at the institution and family he has abandoned?

One item dominates. It's not just the impending deployment of his book that should worry monarchists. The joy of the Platinum Jubilee can't disguise the reality of time catching up on the monarch and her heir. And Charles more than anyone should be queasy about Harry's revelations, most painfully as an estranged father but also as the person required to lead.

On current form, that leadership looks unprepared for a prolonged trans-Atlantic publicity war. The plan as hinted at by courtiers seems to be to solve royalty's problems by shrinking it. Superficially attractive, this risks appearing self-serving: a royal shop window reserved for the beneficiaries of a self-inflicted cull isn't likely to make loyal hearts swell with pride.

Prince Harry and Prince William pictured attending the unveiling of a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, at Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden on July 1 this year

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Perhaps Prince Charles's advisers see money as the problem. They have reason to. The Queen's thriftiness is an important part of her popularity. In contrast, her son's high-spending habits contribute to his and his wife's much lower ranking in public esteem.

For taxpayers the issue is probably not so much the cost of the royal family as the value offered by individual members.

It's no surprise that Princess Anne polls consistently among the most admired royal performers: it's because she's believed to work hard and not cost very much.

Opening up acres of vacant balcony in a display of virtuous economy won't win the love the monarchy needs to survive.

More likely it will only make people wonder if an institution seemingly in decline, like a struggling department store, still believes in its own reasons for continued existence.

Grassroots support for the Windsors is grown at a thousand small royal engagements in forgotten corners of the kingdom.

A consistent record of low-key unglamorous work keeps the monarchy secure in the hearts of its people — this was the simple reason for so much of Princess Diana's success.

By contrast, acting like billionaires by taking a private jet to climate summits is likely to have the opposite effect, however beneficial for the royal ego. A smiling royal face at a county show or a hand held at a hospice should be a reassuringly common sight, not a rare exception laid on for the cameras. And if that isn't enough for your ego, you're in the wrong business.

Surely the Cambridges will save the day? They're undoubtedly top-quality royalty; but monarchies throughout history knew that when it comes to dynastic survival, quantity beats brains and beauty every time.

The aim should surely be for a palace balcony properly populated with familiar, hard-working figures looking happy with their lot and radiating a confidence that convinces the nation that its respect and affection, and the Civil List, are being diligently earned.

As his mother's private secretary, I was in the middle of it and I remember it all too well, writes Patrick Jephson (pictured: Princess Diana with Mr Jephson in 1996)

Nevertheless, balcony passes should only be issued to those who unequivocally serve British interests above all others. In the retaliatory words of Harry and Meghan, 'service is universal' (a comment made after they were stripped of honorary military appointments and Royal patronages when they formally stepped down as working members of the Royal family in February). That may now apply to them but it is not true of the royal family they have left behind.

For the remaining Windsors, service was defined by the Queen in her famous 21st birthday broadcast as being a lifelong commitment not to the universe but to 'our great Imperial family'.

Today, the principle holds true: the British monarchy reigns by the will of the British people and it is to them that its loyalty and service are sworn.

Everything else — African wildlife, the climate emergency and a thousand other global crises — must be seen to wait its turn.

Like it or not, Harry and Meghan have created a new, alternative brand of royalty. Yet they have also created an opportunity for the old brand to rediscover why it's still the best: crucially because it remembers the people it exists to serve, and because it values sacrifice above convenience.

Seize the opportunity and, whatever his ghost writer may have written in the dreaded book, Harry will have done his family a favour that might just secure the next reign, and the one after that.

One final thought. We can be sure that much of Harry's reminiscing to his ghost will have centred on his mother.

Harry was only seven years old when Princess Diana triggered her own literary earthquake by effectively dictating Andrew Morton's blockbuster Diana: Her True Story. So he may not remember much of the outrage and criticism that erupted long before publication day.

But, as his mother's private secretary, I was in the middle of it and I remember it all too well. Mr Morton's book was denounced from the rooftops as a work of treasonous fantasy, a litany of damnable lies.

Instead, amazingly, it turned out to be absolutely true. All of it. Not the whole truth, perhaps, but that's the nature of personal accounts. Quite possibly Harry's forthcoming bestseller will also be true, as far as it goes.

The point to remember is that even when it was confirmed as an accurate record of events, Diana's book continued to be criticised as treasonous. In the eyes of the royal establishment, the very act of revealing secrets was more important than the secrets themselves.

The statue of Princess Diana at the Sunken Garden in Kensington Palace, pictured on July 2

Thus, enormous effort went into investigating how the book came to be written, and hardly any into why it was written and what it said. The Why and the What of Morton's book were critical warnings that went unheeded. All that outrage could have been directed into resolving the unwelcome realities the story revealed.

The myopic anger aimed at Diana could instead have prevented the chain of events that led to her poisoned Bashir interview and the fateful outcome that followed.

So, when you read criticism of Harry's book, and there's bound to be lots more of it in the coming year, spare a moment to ask why he wrote it and what unwelcome but important truths it may contain.

Be especially cautious if you hear allegations of 'cashing in' — a favourite way of stifling awkward truths.

Maybe, like Diana, he shouldn't have gone into print; but maybe, like his mother, he felt he had no alternative.

If that's the case, and this book reveals culpable inhumanity or mismanagement in the Sussexes' treatment, then it will confirm that key lessons from the Diana tragedy were ignored. Not only will Harry then have paid homage to his mother's justified defiance of convention, he will have demonstrated that the House of Windsor still has trouble learning from its mistakes.

That's just human, of course. But in ruling dynasties, it seldom ends well.

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PATRICK JEPHSON was equerry and private secretary to HRH The Princess of Wales, 1988-96


How much did Harry get for his book? ›

It was also revealed that he received a £17.5 million ($20 million) advance for the entirely accurate memoir as part of a £35 million four-book contract.

What does Harry do with the money he gets? ›

He used the inheritance money to pay for security for his family. Both he and his brother Prince William have inherited money from Princess Diana, and from the Queen Mother, their great-grandmother.

Did Harry leave the UK after the funeral? ›

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle finally headed home to California this week after Queen Elizabeth's death extended their visit overseas. The royal couple flew home from the UK on Tuesday following their mourning period, and one day after attending the late monarch's funeral service.

Is Prince Harry still a prince? ›

Harry and Meghan made the choice to give up their His / Her Royal Highness (HRH) titles, meaning that they won't be referred to by their "Royal" names. This means that yes, Harry no longer wishes to be referred to as 'Prince'. Interestingly, however, the Duke of Sussex is still fifth in line for the throne.

Can Harry wear military uniform? ›

Prince Harry not wearing military uniform

Only working royals – which Harry and Andrew are not – are being permitted to dress in uniform at five ceremonial occasions. Harry was however given special permission to wear his military uniform for a lying-in-state vigil ahead of the Queen's funeral.

Who is richer William or Harry? ›

So there you have it folks, Prince William's net-worth surpasses Prince Harry's net-worth by at least ten times over.

Did Harry ever give the Weasleys money? ›

Just one school year later, Harry won the Triwizard Tournament purse worth 1,000 Galleons. But after watching the co-winner Cedric Diggory die and barely escape death himself, Harry didn't want it. Instead of keeping it, he gave it to Fred and George Weasley to open a joke shop.

Does Prince William get paid? ›

The yearly private income will cover the cost of both William's public and private life. He already received an undisclosed sum of money each year from the Duchy through his father, but now William is entitled to the full surplus.

Why Prince Harry left the royal family? ›

More than two years have passed since Harry and Meghan decided to take a step back from being involved in the royal family. They resigned from all their royal duties permanently in an effort to avoid the intense media scrutiny and pressure that they said they had faced.

Where are Harry& Meghan right now? ›

Harry and Meghan are staying in the U.K. as the country has entered a period of mourning for Queen Elizabeth II / Twitter. While Harry and Meghan are no longer carrying out official duties as members of the royal family, a spokesperson for the couple confirmed the two will remain in the U.K. for now.

Where is Prince Harry now? ›

In 2018, Harry was made Duke of Sussex prior to his wedding to American actress Meghan Markle. They have two children, Archie and Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor. In January 2020, the couple stepped down as senior members of the royal family and moved to the Duchess's native Southern California.

Who will inherit Queen Elizabeth money? ›

So what will Prince William inherit from Queen Elizabeth? After Queen Elizabeth's death, Prince William inherited the Duchy of Cornwall, a private estate worth around $1.2 billion.

Who will inherit Queen Elizabeth Jewelry? ›

The Crown Jewels are held in trust and are passed from ruler to ruler, meaning King Charles III is now the owner of the 100 Crown Jewels that are kept in the Tower of London.

Will Archie be a Prince? ›

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (born 6 May 2019) is the son of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. He is a grandson of King Charles III and is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne.
Archie Mountbatten-Windsor
RelativesHouse of Windsor Markle family
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Why are royal coffins lined with lead? ›

The Queen's coffin is made from English oak and lined with lead, which is a traditional design choice for members of the Royal Family, according to reports. Using lead prevents air and moisture from building up, aiding preservation.

Why is Harry not in military dress? ›

Only Working Royals to Wear Military Uniforms at Ceremonial Events for Queen Elizabeth. At events like the Service of Thanksgiving in Edinburgh and the State Funeral, only working royals will be wearing military uniforms—which means we won't see Prince Harry or Prince Andrew in their uniforms.

Why is Harry not in uniform at the funeral? ›

Prince Harry served for close to a decade in the British armed forces, but since he stepped down from his royal duties in 2020, Prince Harry is considered a non-working royal. Because of this, he cannot wear his military uniform and is not permitted to salute as other working members of the royal family did.

Is Meghan Markle worth more than Harry? ›

Meghan Markle's estimated net worth is around $60 million dollars, combined with her husband's fortune as well, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The specialized site also estimates that before her marriage, Markle had a net worth valuated at around $5 million, compared to the $20 million of his husband.

Who owns the Buckingham Palace? ›

Occupied Royal Palaces, such as Buckingham Palace, are not the private property of The Queen. They are occupied by the Sovereign and held in trust by Crown Estates for future generations. The Queen privately owns two properties, Balmoral Castle and Sandringham House, which are not publicly funded.

Who is the richest person in the royal family? ›

List of royalty by net worth
RankNameSource of wealth
1VajiralongkornInvestments derived from the Crown Property Bureau.
2Hassanal BolkiahProfits from oil and gas industry.
3Salman of Saudi ArabiaProfits from oil industry.
4Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan (died in 2022)Investments from the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority.
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How much is 10 galleons worth? ›

After being freed from the Malfoy family, Dobby the house elf earned 1 galleon, or $25 according to the exchange estimate, a week working at Hogwarts. Dumbledore offered him 10 galleons a week, or $250, but Dobby declined. Warner Bros.

How is Malfoy rich? ›

The Malfoys expanded their already large estate with the lands of their Muggle neighbours, and dabbled successfully into Muggle currency and assets, becoming one of the wealthiest families in wizarding Britain.

Where did Harry get all his money? ›

Fleamont Potter died of dragon pox and his fortune was left to his son, James Potter. From there, the family fortune was bequeathed to Harry, after James and Lily Potter were killed.

What is Kate Middleton's salary? ›

Kate is a “working royal” but does not earn a salary. When not raising her three children, her day-to-day schedule is filled with official engagements where she represents the family and monarchy along with her husband. Although she has no income, per se, Middleton has few expenses.

Who is the richest royal in England? ›

One of the richest people in the world, Queen Elizabeth II inherited much of her fortune but is credited with having made some astute investments during her long life and reign.

What is the salary of the Queen of England? ›

The Queen received an annual £7.9 million a year from the civil list between 2001 and 2012.

How much money did Bloomsbury make from Harry Potter? ›

Revenues from the Consumer division rose 20% to £44.7mln from £37.3mln the year before, driven by Children's titles, which saw revenues rise 33% to £31.7mln. Revenues in the Non-consumer division were up 8% to £27.4mln from £25.4mln.

Is J. K. Rowling richer than the Queen? ›

So, yeah, J. K. Rowling is rich. In fact, she's richer than the Queen of England.

How much does J. K. Rowling make in royalties? ›

The New York Times notes that with a “standard 15 percent author's royalty”, she would have taken home approximately $1.15 billion. Pottermore revealed that more than half a million Harry Potter books were sold in 2018, which have been translated into 80 different languages and counting.

How much does an author make per book? ›

Publishers typically pay a $5,000 to $10,000 advance to good first-time authors. This means they would need to sell around 1,000 copies of a book that costs $20 per copy to break even after printing and distribution costs. Following that, the author will receive royalties, typically about 10%.

Who is the richest writer in the world? ›

Elisabeth Badinter

Elisabeth Badinter's net worth is approximately $1.3 Billion, making her the richest author in the world of all time.

Does J.K. Rowling still get money from Harry Potter? ›

As Rowling owns the IP for the Harry Potter franchise and everything to do with the wizarding world, the author still earns royalties from any new products and stories based in her fictional world.

Who is the richest royal in UK? ›

One of the richest people in the world, Queen Elizabeth II inherited much of her fortune but is credited with having made some astute investments during her long life and reign.

How much did Emma Watson make from Harry Potter? ›

Harry Potter Earned Emma $70 Million

That's correct: Emma made a reported $70 million from this franchise—which included starring in the movies, making a ton of appearances, and having her face on endless amounts of merch.

Who is the richest man in England? ›

2017 British billionaires list by Forbes magazine
World rankNameNet worth (USD)
18Jim Ratcliffe32.0 billion
64Hinduja family19.8 billion
65David and Simon Reuben15.3 billion
250Ian and Richard Livingstone5.8 billion
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Is J.K. Rowling richer than Oprah? ›

To put that in perspective, Oprah ranked ninth with $2.3 billion and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is 20th with $1 billion.

How much does J.K. Rowling give to charity? ›

JK Rowling has donated £15.3 million to a medical research facility, which she helped to set up. The facility is named after the Harry Potter author's mother, who died at the age 45 from complications related to a condition called multiple sclerosis (MS).

Does J.K. Rowling get money from Universal ticket sales? ›

Unfortunately, it turns out that the moment you buy a ticket to the Universal parks, you're already financially supporting J.K. Rowling. To quote Forbes: Rowling receives low double-digit millions from a share of ticket, merchandise, sponsorship and food and beverage revenue.

Do authors get paid for library books? ›

Like members of the public, libraries purchase books, and when they do so, authors are entitled to royalties on those sales.

How long does it take an author to write a novel? ›

On average, a first-time writer can take up to 6-12 months to write a book, unless you use our 90-day book writing system. The typical timeline to write a book is between 4 to 8 months otherwise. How long it takes to write a book largely depends on how much time the writer puts into actually writing it, though.

Who are the most successful self-published authors? ›

Here are some of the more famous self-publishing authors:
  • Margaret Atwood.
  • Frank Baum.
  • William Blake.
  • Ken Blanchard.
  • Robert Bly.
  • Beatrix Potter.
  • Alfred, Lord Byron.
  • Willa Cather.
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