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PRINCESS DIANA: THIS IS HOW THE INHERITANCE, JEWELRY AND DRESSES LEFT BY LADY DI WERE DIVIDED

This is the inheritance of Princess Diana and that is how it was divided among children, godchildren and even a butler. No wonder Prince Harry was able to leave the British Crown.  

Princess Diana. Princess Diana's inheritance to her children Prince Harry and Prince William.
Princess Diana. Princess Diana's inheritance to her children Prince Harry and Prince William.

If you paid enough attention to the interview that Meghan and Harry gave to Oprah, there was a moment when they said what their plans were to leave the royal house. The point is this: they both claimed that to become independent from British royalty they would turn to the inheritance that Princess Diana left to Harry.

But how much is left of it? Or how big was it? Let's review this, because thanks to the aristocrat leaving a very specific will, her youngest son can follow her dreams today far from the crown. But of course, he was not the only beneficiary. Princess Diana thought of several loved ones.

THE INHERITANCE OF LADY DI

Princess Diana left an inheritance of 21 million pounds, a very large sum that today equals $30 million, according to Vanity Fair. Her last will specified that these be shared equally with her children when they turned 25; who were just 15 and 12 years old that August 1997 when Lady Di lost her life in a car accident.

Now, that was not the final figure. Between taxes and 50,000 pounds that were awarded to her butler, Paul Burrell, the brothers received a smaller amount. Likewise, it was agreed that their 17 godchildren would choose what to keep from a quarter of her personal belongings.

Also, Princess Diana's will on her 200 garments was: “I would like all my jewelry to be distributed among my children, so that their wives, in due course, have or use them. The exact distribution of the jewels will be at your discretion."

Many of those possessions have been auctioned or still belong to Diana's sisters, as well as her children. Except, of course, her wedding dress, which for years was on display at the Spencer home in Althorp.

It should be noted that, given her mistrust of the entire royal family environment, Lady Di left a copy of this will to her mother Frances Shand Kyyd, her sister Lady Sarah McCorquodale, her butler and to the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres.

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