Prince Harry Inherited More Money Than Prince William From Their Great-Grandmother

The reason is actually pretty sweet

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Prince Harry may be Prince William‘s younger brother, but he still reportedly got a bigger inheritance from their great-grandmother Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, commonly known as the Queen Mother, after she passed away in 2002.

The Queen Mother left her entire estate with her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, after she died, but years prior, in 1994, she put two-thirds of her money into a trust fund for her great-grandchildren, the BBC reported in 2002.

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With the Queen Mother in 1995
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William and Harry were set to share about £14 million ($17.9 million) from their late great-grandmother. However, “bulk of the cash” went to Harry because his brother “will benefit financially by becoming king,” the BBC added.

To refresh your memory, William is second in line for the throne while Prince Harry is sixth. The younger royal follows Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis in the line of succession, and will continue to get pushed down when they eventually have kids.

Considering it’s highly unlikely Harry will ever become the sovereign, his loving great-grandma thought he could use some extra cash as consolation. (How sweet.)

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With Princess Diana and the Queen Mother in 1989
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William and Harry also received a hefty inheritance from their late mother, Princess Diana, who died in 1997. She left behind nearly £13 million ($16.7 million) for her boys to split evenly, but the sum was reduced to about £8 million ($10.3 million) after “death duties,” according to Mirror. They got some of the money when they were 25, but had to wait until they were 30 to receive the full sum.

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This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US

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