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Prince Harry Refusing To Sign A Prenup Is Not A Big Deal

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David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle won’t have a prenup for their upcoming marriage.

The Daily Mail reported the following:

Prince Harry always has been something of a romantic, publicly lamenting his difficulties in finding lasting love.

Now he’s engaged to Meghan Markle, the 33-year-old has made the most dramatic sign of his devotion: I hear that Harry has rejected signing a prenuptial agreement to safeguard his estimated £30 million fortune.

Prenups are not legally enforceable in the UK, but are increasingly taken into account during divorce cases.

Did you all read that last line? The line where it clearly says that prenups can’t be enforced in the UK? This whole issue sparked a huge debate this morning. It’s particularly interesting for me because I’m actually a pro-prenup guy. I know, it doesn’t go along with my down home style, but it’s the truth. I believe in always protecting your assets.

However, I’m not a fan of wasting time signing documents that can’t be enforced. Why would anybody sign things that don’t matter? Is it so that they feel good about themselves on the inside. I’ll take a super hard pass.

Also, I’m a bit shocked that his fortune isn’t worth a lot more. It’s mind-blowing to me that the royal family isn’t worth billions. I understand that they don’t have any actual power, but Prince Harry is reportedly worth less than $50 million. You can’t walk down some streets in Washington D.C. without finding people worth more money than Prince Harry. How can you be a prince and not even have private jet money? Seems to lose a bit of the mystique when you have less money than farmers and ranchers with massive estates do. I guess it’s just another example of how the British aren’t all they’re cracked up to me.

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