Prince Harry reportedly received a bigger inheritance than big brother Prince William when their great-grandmother, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, a.k.a The Queen Mother passed away in 2002.
While the Queen Mum left her entire estate to her daughter, Queen Elizabeth, according to the BBC, back in 1994 she put two-thirds of her money into a trust fund for her great-grandchildren – with Harry receiving significantly more than Wills.
The reason being, that when Prince Charles eventually becomes King, Prince William will move into the role of Prince of Wales and the Duchy of Cornwall, and the estate that comes with it. And then he will go on to become King and will further benefit from that.
Harry, who is currently sixth in line to the throne, will inherit nothing.
The exact amount of the inheritance is unknown, however, the BBC reported that Harry will receive the “bulk” of the £14 million ($AU24.3 million) trust.
The Princes also received a hefty inheritance from their mother, Princess Diana, when she died in 1997.
Diana left her boys a reported £13 million ($22.6 million) to be split evenly, however, this sum was reduced significantly after they “death duties”. The doting mum also left her two sons a number of precious items including her wedding dress, engagement ring and Cartier watch.