PUBLISHED: 22:10, Wed, Aug 12, 2020 | UPDATED: 22:10, Wed, Aug 12, 2020
Meghan Markle, 38, and Prince Harry, 35, announced that they would be leaving the UK in order to start a new life together with their son, Archie, earlier this year. The royal couple made the controversial decision to step back from public life and said they hoped to become "financially independent" in the game-changing move. But while many initially questioned how they would fund their new lifestyle, it’s now been reported that the pair have put down roots and bought themselves a new home for the first time - so how did they pay for it?
Though the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have now stepped down as working royals, they still have plenty of money behind them to afford their new life in California.
Together it is estimated that they have a net worth of around £23million ($30million).
The majority comes from Prince Harry’s fortune, together with Meghan’s own lucrative career as an actor before she joined the Royal Family.
According to Business Insider, Meghan Markle has an estimated net worth of £3.8million.
The huge amount is largely down to her successful acting career before she joined the Royal Family.
Meghan starred as paralegal Rachel Zane in the critically acclaimed US drama Suits.
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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a huge net worth (Image: Getty)
Prince Harry and Meghan moved to California (Image: Getty)
The former actress starred in more than 100 episodes, and was reportedly paid around £40,000 ($50,000) per episode towards the end of her stint on the show, according to Know Net Worth.
That would have given her an annual salary of around £345,000 ($450,000) by the time she left.
Meghan also had smaller parts such as a brief role in the popular TV series 90210, and was paid £149,000 ($187,000) for appearing in the film Remember Me and £137,000 ($171,429) for The Candidate, according to Know Net Worth.
She also ran her own lifestyle website called The Tig which earned money through sponsored content, but it was later closed