Kate Middleton & Prince William: No Pre-Nup — And He Could Inherit Hundreds of Millions!

Mon, May 2, 2011 8:54am EDT by 9 Comments
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Despite William’s current and future wealth, he and Kate didn’t sign an agreement to protect his fortune — or guarantee her financial well-being!

Kate Middleton and Prince William tied the royal knot without a prenuptial contract, and experts reveal the surprising reasons why they didn’t lock anything down!

You’d think that it would a great idea for both Kate and William to want to protect themselves with a prenup.

He, after all, will inherit a share of Queen Elizabeth‘s $467 million fortune and already has a portion of his late mother Princess Diana‘s nearly $34 million estate. And his father Prince Charles reportedly gave up his entire personal fortune — which would have been valued at $27 million today — when he and Diana divorced. Kate comes from a well-off family, as well. But in the event of a divorce she surely would want to be able to maintain the amped-up royal lifestyle she will become accustomed to.

But experts say the couple’s decision not to have a prenup is probably the right one. Here’s why:

Kate and William have known each other for a long time. London-based celebrity divorce lawyer Raymond Tooth tells The AP: “it’s not a whirlwind recent romance” at risk of dissolving any time soon.

In the event of a split, it’s better to have the damaging information gathered from a bad marriage. “What couples know of one another at the time of their engagement pales in comparison to the knowledge they possess after years or decades of shared intimacies…” Victoria Pynchon says on Forbes.com. “Spouses in unequal financial positions quickly come to possess the equal negotiation leverage of mutually assured destruction.”

No one can predict future financial worth. “In an unpredictable world, tying one’s self to obligations that will not mature for ten, twenty or thirty years in the future is not simply ill-advised, it is the act of a fool,” Victoria says.

Let’s hope Kate and William, who seem so well-suited for one another and so in love, never have a reason to act on any split-up strategy!

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mikala

Posted at 3:07 PM on March 18, 2012  

the reason NO britons do prenups is they are not considered a legal document under british law, (paul mccartney and heather mills didn’t have one but I’m sure he would have had it been legal.) The british government are considering making them legal.

why do most americans think It happens here, it happens everywhere. Cant you do a little research and see, It was in the news at the time of their marriage!

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anon

Posted at 4:37 PM on May 2, 2011  

Last line of comment below should have said…CAN’T know all the facts through tabloid websites!

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anon

Posted at 4:36 PM on May 2, 2011  

This is not the same situation as when Paul McCartney married Heather Mills – REALLY should have been a pre-nup and a tight one! The Queen is not stupid and has been down the road a few times. Im sure she has had Kate and her family discreetly checked out and has approved long ago. This is thier private business as a couple to decide. You can know all the facts by reading the tabloid websites…shock I know!

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Lila Romero

Posted at 11:25 AM on May 2, 2011  

Not to mention that a pre-nup doesn’t carry much weight in the UK. I believe there has only been one case where a prenuptial agreement was in effect and considered in the divorce proceedings…

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victoria

Posted at 10:00 AM on May 2, 2011  

oi vicroia kkkkk escolas de mrcella do nicolas

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nicolas

Posted at 10:06 AM on May 2, 2011  

oime : Lennon Ayres
Idade : 14
Cidade/Estado : São Gonçalo, RJ
Com que frequência entra na internet ? Todos os dias das 8h pra cima, e as vezes das 7h
Porque você merece ser o novo moderador(a) da comunidade ? Por que sou uma pessoa organizada, e como essa comunidade tem muitos membros, acho q serei útil… E também pq ja tenho experiência, sou moderador da maior comunidade de Zack e Cody: Gêmeos a bordo (mais de 40mil membro), mas ela não é tão ativa quanto essa…
Quais são as suas idéias para melhorar a comunidade ? Sou novo na comunidade, então não sei ao certo oq falta à ela… Mas pelo que pude ver até agora: Em questão de vídeos, imagens, gifs, downloads, etc a comunidade está mt bem servida pela EMB… Falando de notícias e organização da comunidade, a Rafaella é ótima… Então resta a mim, contribuir com cada um desses itens apenas…
Tem algum fã clube para a Miley ? Se sim, qual ? Não

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victoria

Posted at 10:07 AM on May 2, 2011  

oicê merece ser o novo moderador(a) da comunidade ?
1# EM PRIMEIRO LUGAR POR QUE AMO A MILEY EM TODOS OS SENTIDOS,
PORQUE TAMBÉM QUERO TRAZER MAIS CONTEÚDO PARA A COMU….
NOVIDADES E TUDO RELACIONADO A MILEY…..

Quais são as suas idéias para melhorar a comunidade ?
DIVULGAÇÃO,JOGOS,NOVIDADES EM FIRST,E CLARO MUITO HUMOR…..

Tem algum fã clube para a Miley ? Se sim, qual ?
Ñ

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Virginia smith

Posted at 9:48 AM on May 2, 2011  

What is wrong with Victoria Beckman. Doesn’t she know how to smile?? What a stone face!

The Queen always carries that same style HANDBAG. It looks like someone’s grandmother heading out to a department store to go shopping! A queen doesn’t necessarily always need a handbag.

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Anne

Posted at 2:12 PM on May 2, 2011  

The Queen did look quite nice, however. Her coat was quite modern; no lapel with the outside darts or pleats at the neck. Very nice. She deserves much more praise than she receives, particularly given her age.

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