The Hertz CEO has brought to light Meghan Markle’s plan, which involves
her renting a $140,000 Black Range Rover and demanding the removal of its
license plate. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, made headlines as she was spotted
driving her own car for the first time since January 2020.
Her husband, Prince Harry, was concurrently on a solo trip to the UK, where he
paid his respects to Queen Elizabeth on the anniversary of her passing before
departing for Germany. In an exclusive image shared by dailymail.com, Meghan,
now 42 years old, can be seen behind the wheel of a black Range Rover valued
at $140,000 on a Thursday afternoon.
This sighting coincided with her husband’s arrival in London after months
away, as he prepared to attend an awards gala. Meghan, the mother of two,
sported sunglasses as she drove in the vicinity of her and Harry’s $14.65
million home in Montecito, which is just a short distance from the $18 million
Malibu property they have reportedly been considering.
A closer look at the car reveals that it lacks a license plate on the front,
as confirmed by a source. Meghan is known to have connections with the Hertz
car rental director, dating back to an awards ceremony in New York City’s
Ziegfeld Ballroom, where her family attended and passed by the Hertz car
According to the Hertz CEO, the $140,000 Black Range Rover in question belongs
to the dealership, and they accommodated the tenant’s request to remove the
license plate, thus avoiding any identification as a rental car in California,
where rental cars can be easily recognized by their license plate numbers.
Notably, during this outing, there was no driver or bodyguard closely observed
accompanying Meghan, suggesting her independence. This recent development has
sparked rumors of financial troubles and potential bankruptcy. In a previous
interview, Meghan admitted to driving herself, and their Oprah tour showcased
Harry taking the wheel, signifying significant financial setbacks. They may
now be forced to tighten their belts as they teeter on the brink of
Recalling Meghan’s interview with Allison P. Davis, where she admitted to only
seeing the exterior of the house they decided to purchase, it raises questions
about their financial prudence. Her focus on the house’s exterior aligns with
narcissistic tendencies that prioritize outward appearances over practicality.
The house itself poses a considerable financial burden, with a hefty mortgage,
maintenance costs, and extensive groundskeeping expenses that could amount to
around seven hundred thousand dollars for a property of its size. Their
inability to keep up with the required maintenance further complicates
matters, making it challenging to sell the property, whether owned or rented.
Their precarious financial situation is exacerbated by the fact that they did
not secure the full $20 million payout from Spotify, and the Netflix deal for
three to four shows fell short of the $100 million mark. With their finances
in jeopardy, the timing of the exclusive article in the Daily Mail, coinciding
with the first anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s death, has raised eyebrows.
Some view it as a deliberate attempt to overshadow Prince William and
Catherine, using personal photographers to elevate Meghan’s image.
Meghan’s recent actions, such as calling the paparazzi to capture her driving,
seem to be aimed at staying in the spotlight. However, this tactic has been
met with criticism, given the occasion of the Queen’s death anniversary and
Meghan’s prior disrespectful behavior towards the late Queen. Meghan’s desire
to upstage others, especially Catherine, remains consistent with her brand,
but it has left many questioning the depth of her contributions beyond
superficial gestures like driving a car.