Prince Harry is said to be in contact with his older brother, Prince William, but not “off his own bat” as he does not want to “exclude” his wife Meghan Markle, a royal expert and author has said.

Following the news that the Princess of Wales has been diagnosed with cancer, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex issued a statement wishing her ” health and healing”. It has also been claimed that Harry and Meghan “reached out” to William and Catherine and that there have been some text exchanges between the Duke of Sussex and the Prince of Wales.

Tom Quinn said all messages of sympathy come from “team Meghan and Harry” and the Duke of Sussex “does nothing that might appear to exclude Meghan”. The royal expert told us: “Harry and Meghan‘s contacts and expressions of sympathy are always made as a couple – in other words, Harry has not been in contact with William and Kate off his own bat.

The message of sympathy comes very definitely from team Meghan and Harry – Harry has not sent a message just from him because he does nothing that might appear to exclude Meghan

It is not clear whether Harry and Meghan knew of Catherine’s cancer diagnosis before the news was shared publicly. Some experts claimed the Sussexes ‘had no idea’ before the Princess of Wales released a video announcing she is undergoing therapy, but Mr Quinn told us Harry and Meghan were told about the diagnosis “a very short time” before the television announcement.

Prince Harry outpaces brother William in royal inheritance, financial insights unveiled

In 2020, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the decision to step back as senior members of the royal family, expressing their desire to become “financially independent.” It appears that they were able to achieve this goal with the help of some inheritance.

Prince Harry reportedly inherited more money than his older brother, Prince William, from their late mother, Princess Diana. The inheritance amounted to over $26.7 million, which was a result of Princess Diana leaving just under $17.3 million to her sons. After accounting for death duties, the sum was reduced to $11.3 million, but savvy investments by royal advisors increased it to over $26.7 million. However, the brothers did not gain access to the funds until they reached their 20s.

Additionally, it was revealed that Prince Harry received a larger inheritance from their great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, after her passing in 2002. She left an estimated fortune of $91.7 million, including valuable works of art and house contents, to her only surviving daughter, Queen Elizabeth II.

Furthermore, in 1994, the Queen Mother placed two-thirds of her wealth into a trust fund for her great-grandchildren. This trust fund was set to provide William and Harry with approximately $19.6 million, as reported by the BBC in 2002.

It’s clear that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were able to make their own way with a little help from family inheritance. It’s reported that Prince Harry inherited more money than his brother from their late mother, Princess Diana, totaling over $26.7 million. This was made possible through Princess Diana’s initial bequest of just under $17.3 million, which was later increased through wise investments by royal advisors

Additionally, the brothers also received a substantial sum from their great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, with Prince Harry reportedly receiving a larger share. This financial boost undoubtedly provided the couple with the means to pursue their independence from the royal family.