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Fri, 24 Aug, 2018Danielle McCarthy

Princess Eugenie won’t get a prenup for the same reason Prince Harry and Meghan didn’t

Princess Eugenie won’t get a prenup for the same reason Prince Harry and Meghan didn’t

Nothing is more of a romance killer than meeting the love of your life – who happens to be very wealthy and then being forced to sign a prenup. So, while Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan may have the fairy tale romance sorted, the question remains as to whether the Duchess was forced to sign on the dotted line before walking down the aisle.

With an estimated fortune of $135 billion in the bank, it comes as no surprise that the Royals are one of the richest families in Britain, with Prince Harry having a personal fortune of $58 million.

But while these are enormous figures, it is alleged that the Prince and his grandmother, the Queen did not insist on the Duchess of Sussex to sign a prenup.

The same is expected to apply to Princess Eugenie’s marriage to Jack Brooksbank in October, despite Eugenie having a personal fortune of $9.3 million.

While this seems like a concept many cannot get their head around – especially with the number of failed marriages in the family, according to royal expert Katie Nicholl, it all comes down to the fact that the royal money and property belongs to the sovereign she told Town & Country.

So, despite their family history with Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew all going through a failed marriage, none of these events has had any impact on their wealth.

“I don’t think members of the royal family sign prenuptial agreements,” Nicholl said.

“It’s commonplace with celebrity marriage, but this is not a celebrity marriage, it’s a royal marriage.”

Also, under UK law, prenups cannot be legally enforced but judges can take them into consideration during divorce proceedings, according to People Magazine.