What Is Meghan Markle’s Salary As The Duchess Of Sussex? Some Royals Really Get Paid For Their Jobs


March 11, 2019 16:09 By Fabiosa

Do you want to know what Meghan Markle’s salary is since she became a member of the royal family? Or maybe, are you surprised to hear that she receives a salary at all? Here is everything we know about the working Duchess.

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Does Meghan Markle receive a salary as a royal?

Since the former actress Meghan Markle married the British royal, Prince Harry, her daily routine changed a lot.

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Meghan has a lot of royal engagements in her schedule list as the Duchess of Sussex. And, recently, Meghan was bestowed with another honorable role. She became a Vice-President of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust.

But does Meghan receive a salary for her new duties as a royal? We need to disappoint you. No, she doesn’t!

Who pays then?

Meghan, indeed, doesn’t get paid for her ‘work’ as the Duchess, but there is a certain reason for that.

Meghan, just like her husband Prince Harry, is considered to be a “working royal.” What does it mean?

It means her and Harry’s primary job is to represent the royal family during various public events and royal engagements. And we need to admit, the lovebirds are doing this pretty great!

Meghan’s expenses are now covered by taxpayers and her father-in-law, Prince Charles. By the way, Prince William and Kate Middleton are also considered to be “working royals,” while, for example, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice are “non-working royals.”

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Meghan’s net worth before she became the Duchess

Numerous fans wonder - what was Meghan's net worth and how much money did she make while working on Suits?

As an actress, Meghan reportedly made $50,000 per episode of Suits. Her net worth before she married Harry was around $5 million, while Harry’s net worth reportedly equals $40 million.

As you see, being a royal is a very hard everyday job (even without a salary). Would you like to work as a royal?

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