Ka-ching! According to royal biographer Angela Levin, Meghan Markle may have already scored a major payday for her children's book, The Bench, which doesn't even hit shelves until June 8.
"We don’t know yet whether Meghan got an advance, but there are rumours that she was offered £500,000 advance. The book is being sold for £12.99. That’s not extortionate, but I’m not quite sure who will read it," she noted to The Sun. "Little children I don’t think will read that, maybe it will be people who just want to know what she’s up to now."
The advancement would equal $695,462.50 USD.
"But we don’t know, even if she has been offered this massive advance, whether she will give any money away to charity or whether she will keep it for herself," Levin added before taking a jab at the pair. "They’ve got a lot of expenses what with their guards and big house and 16 bathrooms to look after."
Levin didn't mince words when discussing the actress' latest venture, declaring it "laughable" that she used the title "Duchess of Sussex" on the cover since she and husband Prince Harry "wanted to get away from the Royal Family."
"They didn't like it, they wanted freedom and they’ve got freedom," insisted Levin. "You can’t have everything you want like that."
"You don’t use your royal position to make commercial gain," she continued. "Not many people sign a book with their titles, it’s just ridiculous. They write their name and people should know who they are — they don’t add 'Duchess of this and that' after it."
Meghan's story also raised eyebrows with the public when some accused her of plagiarism, likening her work to Corrinne Averiss' The Boy on the Bench.
However, the author debunked the theory.
"Reading the description and published excerpt of the Duchess’s new book, this is not the same story or the same theme as The Boy on the Bench," tweeted Averiss. "I don’t see any similarities."
The pregnant star explained that her book "started as a poem I wrote for my husband on Father’s Day, the month after Archie was born. That poem became this story."