A Meghan Markle troll who posts regular videos "trashing" the Duchess of Sussex was found to be making thousands of pounds every month from YouTube.

One screenshot revealed that Yankee Wally makes an estimated $3,300 (£2,485) a month creating regular hate videos that she then shares with her 45,000 subscribers.

The Youtuber has posted more than 500 videos to the popular site, with titles including "Proof of what a Manipulative Evil Conniving Plotting Controlling Narcissist Meghan Markle REALLY is", and "Meghan Markle cannot make me like her. The more she pushes, the more I dig my heels in!"

Many of her videos are show recordings of her phone screen while she goes over and analyzes things that have been in the news about Ms Markle.

However, Ms Wally slipped up in December when in one video, she accidentally revealed a screen that gave an estimate of how much earns every month.

In a video about Meghan Markle's recent court victory over The Mail on Sunday, she enters split-screen mode and momentarily reveals a YouTube Studio profile that contains what appears to be her estimated monthly revenue.

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The information was spotted by Christopher Bouzy, founder of data analysis firm Bot Sentinel, which tracks troll and bot networks on social media.

Bouzy wrote: "In Yankee Wallys video titled, 'MeghanMarkle has won a silly copyright claim, but she is now known WORLDWIDE as a big fat liar,' around 9:19 in, she inadvertently shows her YouTube Studio estimated monthly revenue. She earns* over £2500 per month or approximately $3,316.50."

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This means that the troll would earn an estimated annual income of around £30,000 ($40,000) a year, which is more than an officer cadet at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst receives, where Prince Harry did his officer training.

On top of her advertising revenue, Yankee Wally also posts details of her PayPal, adding: "Any odd dollars gratefully accepted."

Yankee Wally told Newsweek: "Every year I have to fill in a tax return for the USA. Failure to do so results in a deduction of 40%. I always complete mine so I pay 20%.

"41% of all ad revenue goes to YouTube, I'm 65 and retired, not on any government benefits.

"The income varies greatly. I've earned as little as $700 a month. Now that Bouzy has continued to use his Twitter account to say I'm a 'hate' account, I'm feeling less inclined to make videos at all."

Ms Wally dismissed accusations of being a troll account, saying that "hate is too strong an emotion" to waste on someone that she simply doesn't like.

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