“I have what my mum left me and without that we wouldn’t have been able to do this,” he said of his and Meghan Markle’s move to the United States.
The Independent’s recent article entitled “Meghan and Harry: How much did Diana leave in inheritance for Harry?” reports that Harry’s comment in the recent interview with his wife Meghan had many viewers who tuned in wondering how much Harry’s mother had left him, after her tragic death at the age of 36.
“It’s like she saw it coming and she’s been with us through this whole process,” Harry said
Diana left an estate of roughly $30 million, but at least a third of that was paid in inheritance tax, leaving nearly $18 million, according to reports. The sum was split equally between William and younger brother Harry. They were 15 and 12, when Diana died in a Paris car crash in 1997.
It is said that the funds were invested by royal advisers, which saw its value go up to around $28 million by the time her sons reached the age when they were able to access it. Upon reaching 25, William and Harry were entitled to all of the income of their share. However, prior to this, the income could be paid at the trustees’ discretion.
The trustees of Princess Diana’s estate had the authority to pay out the assets to William and Harry at any time, but when they each turned 30, they were able to request their full share of the capital, rather than only receiving the interest on that sum.
Diana’s estate was comprised of stocks and shares, jewelry, her multi-million-pound divorce settlement from the boys’ father, Prince Charles, as well as her clothing and personal items. In addition, William and Harry’s great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, also reportedly left them approximately $20 million to divide between them.
Meghan has been said to enter her marriage with around $5 million in earnings from her acting career, which included starring in the USA Network drama, “Suits.”
In September 2020, news was announced that the couple had signed a reported multi-million-dollar deal with Netflix to produce exclusive content, such as documentaries, docuseries, feature films, scripted shows and children’s programming.
More recently, Harry and Meghan agreed to a deal with Spotify to create podcast content.
Reference: The Independent (March 9, 2021) “Meghan and Harry: How much did Diana leave in inheritance for Harry?”
Larry King's widow Shawn is set to go to court over a recently discovered hand-written will that cuts her out of a share of his fortune.
Fox News reports in the article entitled “Larry King's widow Shawn King plans to contest star's will in court” after King's handwritten will was discovered. The will is said to say that his $2 million estate would be divided among his five children.
The document is said to have been drafted on October 17, 2019—just two months after Larry filed for divorce from Shawn. The new will doesn’t mention her at all and also lists his now-deceased children Chaia and Andy as beneficiaries. This will was written a few months before the loss of 65-year-old Andy and 51-year-old Chaia, who died within weeks of each other.
Larry’s three remaining children -- Larry King, Jr., 59, Cannon, 20, and Chance, 21 -- were also named. Cannon and Chance are King’s children with Shawn. However, Shawn contends that there was already a plan in place between she and King that wasn’t reflected in the alleged document.
"We had a very watertight family estate plan," she told Page Six of a plan she and her husband drew up "as a couple" in 2015.
"It still exists, and it is the legitimate will. Period," she remarked. "And I fully believe it will hold up, and my attorneys are going to be filing a response, probably by the end of the day."
The handwritten will is complicated by the deaths of his children in 2020; in addition, Larry also told Page Six before his death that he and Shawn had once again become close. However, it is not known if the divorce was still moving forward.
Shawn also said that she and her husband spoke daily and claimed she was never made aware of an amendment to his will.
"It beats me!" she said when asked why she thinks Larry drafted the new document.
Their two sons were also "shocked" to hear about the change, she said, and claimed they "are not happy about this."
Shawn also said she thinks someone exerted influence over the broadcast legend to have him write the new will, although offered no additional evidence of this contention.
"Based on the timeline, it just doesn’t make sense," she said, noting that she doesn't believe he would have cut her out due to the filing of divorce papers.
According to People magazine, Larry King allegedly wrote in the document, "This is my Last Will & Testament. It should replace all previous writings. In the event of my death, any day after the above date, I want 100% of my funds to be divided equally among my children Andy, Chaia, Larry Jr., Chance & Cannon."
It looks like under the current will, Shawn would likely get around $300,000 after the $2 million estate was divided among King's sons and presumably the survivors of his late children. However, she says it’s the principle.
Larry King's attorney said that while the firm has no comment on Shawn's position, they feel that "the will, which we will be asking the court to admit to probate on March 25th, reflects Larry’s intent to divide his estate equally among his children."