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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry set to rake in staggering £1billion after Megxit, top financial expert says

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MEGHAN and Harry are set to rake in a staggering £1billion after Megxit, a top financial expert says.

By cutting royal ties on March 31, the pair are free to pull in hundreds of millions from a commercial empire based on book and TV deals, public speaking gigs, brand partnerships and fashion lines.

Robert Watts, compiler of the Sunday Times Rich List, estimates the couple are on course to triple the £355million net worth of the Beckhams.

After probing Harry and Meghan’s financial background, Mr Watts said: “You can’t underestimate the international appeal of being a Royal.

“And the appeal is even bigger in the US, Canada and the rest of the world.

“I think it’s possible that in ten years’ time, Prince Harry and Meghan could make it on to the Sunday Times Rich List with £500million and £1billion in the longer term.”

'SOMETHING SPECIAL'

Mr Watts said the couple’s first years post-Megxit would be “pivotal” for their earnings.

He described the union of a British Prince and Hollywood actress as “something special” that could open the financial floodgates.

And he insisted they should carefully consider their brand before accepting every opportunity to make money.

All eyes will be on their revised branding approach, which was scuppered last week when the Queen banned them from using “royal” in their marketing.

Prince Charles’s biographer, Tom Bower, slammed Meghan yesterday for trying to “commercialise the monarchy” despite having “no status”.

He said: “She has a whole career of commercial exploitation of herself.

"She has absolutely no status apart from being attached to the royal family.”

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