When you’re a member of the British Royal Family, it’s not often that you find yourself in need of money. It’s safe to say that they’re all doing pretty well for themselves, especially the ones in the public eye all the time. While we’re aware that these people are pretty loaded, do you know how much they’re all actually worth?
The wealth of the royals originates from a multitude of things. For some, it’s related to properties they own and the duties they do on behalf of the queen. For others, it’s their work in fashion and ties to more career-driven jobs that’s helped them to rack up a sizeable net worth. While some of these royals are much better off than others, none of these people have a bank balance that we’d turn our nose up at. Just who has the biggest net worth of them all, though? You may well think the answer is pretty obvious (the Queen, duh), but the truth may surprise you.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
By the time Prince William becomes king, his net worth definitely will soar to entirely new levels – it already stands at $40 million, which is certainly nothing to be ashamed of. Part of that fortune reportedly originates from a $17 million inheritance that he received from his late mother Princess Diana on the day of his 30th birthday.
He also has an allowance from his father which is believed to be around $4.6 million, alongside a yearly profit of $450,000 from investments.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
Kate Middleton has only been a member of the royal family since 2012, but already her net worth stands at around $10 million. Her financial earnings are impressive, although they’re mostly related to her parent’s company, Party Pieces.
The family as a whole has a net worth of over $50 million thanks to the successful company which, as the name suggests, deals in providing party supplies. We expect once her husband ascends to the throne, Kate’s net worth will be much more significant.
Lady Kitty Spencer
Someone who’s net worth leaves both William and Kate in the dirt is Lady Kitty Spencer. The model, whose father is the brother of the late Princess Diana, has an astounding net worth of $100 million, thanks to her family’s incredible wealth.
Kitty is best known for her work in the fashion world, which now includes being an ambassador for jewelry brand Bvlgari. It’s speculated that her wealth could continue to increase significantly if other brands decide to snap her up, which they’d be silly not to.
Charles, Prince of Wales
Someone else who’s reportedly worth $100 million is Prince Charles, the next in line to the throne. While his fortune is already noteworthy, it’s likely to rise massively when his mother passes away.
The Prince of Wales is the sole beneficiary of Queen Elizabeth II’s real estate, which alone is worth several hundred million dollars. That will go nicely with Charles’ assets which are reported to be in the region of $1.3 billion. This man really is made of money; it’s no wonder he does so much charity work.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
After the world fell in love with Princess Diana, no woman would ever be good enough for Prince Charles. However, over the years, people have warmed to the Duchess of Cornwall. Maybe it’s because Charles loves her so much that he never asked her to sign a prenup.
That means that those $1.3 billion assets are partly Camilla’s, which we’re sure she isn’t too upset about. The Duchess has spent her whole life around money, and has now built up her own fortune worth $5 million.
Kate Middleton may have been the star of her own wedding, but Pippa certainly caught the attention of many viewers. Since that momentous day, Kate’s sister has gotten married herself, and she hasn’t just gone for anyone.
Her husband, James Matthews, is heir to the title of the Laird of Glen Affric, and has built up a fortune of $3.4 billion, so she’s in pretty good hands. Pippa herself is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million, thanks to all the work she’s done over the years.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
As the husband of the Queen of the UK, you’d expect Prince Philip to have a fairly sizable figure of money to his name. Indeed, it currently stands somewhere in the region of $20 million, thanks to all the work he does on behalf of the queen.
The man is paid just for his title which earns him a yearly salary of over $440,000. It certainly sounds like easy money to make, but that’s what you get when you’re married to the woman in charge.
Anne, Princess Royal
Although Charles is the best known of Queen Elizabeth II’s children, he’s just one of four siblings. The queen’s second child and only daughter is Princess Anne, who currently has a net worth of $100 million. It’s no wonder she’s a patron to more than 200 organizations.
Anne, or the Princess Royal as she’s also known, is prominent for being the first member of the family to compete in the Olympics. While she didn’t win any medals, she paved the way for her daughter to compete several decades later.
Princess Eugenie of York
As one of the queen’s grandchildren, you’d expect Princess Eugenie to be fairly well off. She certainly isn’t doing badly for herself with $5 million to her name. A large portion of that has come from trust funds set up by her great-grandmother and her parents.
However, while she has access to wealth, Eugenie has chosen to find work to help build up funds. She currently works as an associate director at the art gallery Hauser & Wirth, a job that undoubtedly helped pay for her recent wedding.
Another of the queen’s grandchildren who isn’t doing badly for herself, Zara Tindall’s net worth is much more substantial at $20 million. That’s what you get when you’re an Olympic silver medalist. Zara’s love for equestrian has helped her land many brand endorsements, including one with Musto Outdoor Clothing that reportedly bagged her over $1.5 million.
She’s been associated with jewelry, perfume and even online gaming, so it’s no wonder the woman is worth so much. Who needs royal wealth when you have endorsements like these?
Princess Beatrice of York
As with her sister, a lot of Beatrice’s wealth comes from the funds set up by her family. However, while she’s known to show her face at some of the bigger events, Beatrice is another royal that’s more devoted to having a career than being a princess.
She’s had a variety of jobs over the last few years, with her aspiration to become a prominent figure in business. Beatrice has worked as a research associate, production analyst and business consultant, all of which contribute to her $5 million net worth.
Sarah, Duchess of York
Sarah Ferguson certainly had it all once upon a time when she was married to Prince Andrew, but things fell apart after their divorce. While her net worth might not be what it could have been (it currently sits at $1 million), her situation could be a lot worse.
Plus, Sarah’s chalet in Verbier, Switzerland, is worth around $17 million, so she’s definitely not too down on her luck. It helps that she’s remained in the public eye since her divorce, working as a writer, TV personality and charity patron.
Lady Amelia and Eliza Spencer
As the younger sisters of Kitty Spencer, their net worth is tied to the overall earnings of the family. As a result, the twins have $149 million to their name, which perhaps explains the lavish lifestyle they lead. Although their father raised them in South Africa to live a more humble lifestyle, the women have definitely taken advantage of the wealth afforded to them.
They love jetting off all over the world and enjoying their lives while they’re still young. We’d probably be the same if we had the money.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
Being youngest of the queen’s four children, Prince Edward is perhaps the most forgotten about. However, with a net worth of $45 million, we’re sure he could get attention from anyone he wanted.
A significant portion of his wealth now comes from the royal duties that he performs on behalf of the family, but Edward hasn’t always been devoted to these engagements. At one point, he was in the military, followed by a stint as a production assistant. Neither career was lengthy, but variety is the spice of life.
Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer
He’s the man that’s been keeping money in all the Spencer children’s pockets since they were born, and the one responsible for that $149 million fortune. He’s the younger brother of the late Princess Diana and spent his earlier years working for NBC News.
He was an on-air correspondent for the channel for almost a decade, before later taking on his various royal titles following his father’s passing. Nowadays, Charles remains on the Althorp estate which he helps maintain with all that money he’s racked up.
Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp
Traditions may be changing in the royal family, but some things are still the same. Despite not being the oldest sibling in his family, Louis Spencer is set to inherit the entire Althorp estate on his dad’s passing because he’s a man.
The inheritance will afford him the family wealth, which, alongside his own finances, puts his net worth at around $196 million. While his older sister Kitty could be annoyed that everything’s going to Louis, she says she’s glad because it will keep Althorp under the family name.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Sophie Helen was once the queen’s go-to woman when she married her son Prince Edward. However, in the years since, her other children and grandchildren have married, pushing the Countess of Wessex down the line slightly. That hasn’t stopped her from always being there for the queen, regularly helping with the organization of Her Majesty’s public appearances.
Before she was working for the royal family, Sophie was a big name in PR, even having her own company at one point. It’s no wonder her wealth stands at $45 million.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York
As one of Queen Elizabeth II’s children, it’s understandable that Prince Andrew has a lot of money to his name. $82 million, in fact. While his standing as a royal is to thank for that, it’s not the only reason he’s become so wealthy.
Andrew is a very devoted businessman and has invested in a variety of brands and properties, from football teams to perfume. All this work kept him busy at a time of great turmoil after his scandalous split from Sarah Ferguson.
Diana, Princess of Wales
It’s been over two decades now since we lost Princess Diana, but it still feels like yesterday that her passing shocked the world. When the accident happened, Diana’s wealth stood at around $55 million which is pretty hefty for someone who left the royal family.
The divorce certainly helped things, because she apparently received a payout of over $22 million during the split. Not only that, but she also had a recurring allowance that was paid up until her passing. This money has been divided between William and Harry.
Lady Amelia Windsor
She might be young, but Lady Amelia Windsor is already on her way to earning the big bucks. It’s all thanks to her modeling work, which has seen Amelia walk the runway for big brands like Dolce & Gabbana. Her various magazine spreads, sponsorship deals and other modeling plans should see the royal earn $1 million a year.
That’s a big deal for someone only in their early twenties. There are millions of people who would love to be in her position, especially with all that money on offer.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
His chances of becoming king may grow slimmer with every child that William and Kate have, but at least he has plenty of money to soothe his woes. Just like his brother, he received a $17 million inheritance from his mother’s funds upon turning 30, as well as the $4.6 million inheritance from his father.
He also receives $450,000 a year in investments, so regarding finances, Harry and his brother are on equal footing. He just drew the short end of the straw by being the younger sibling.
Prince Michael of Kent
Prince Michael of Kent is Queen Elizabeth’s first cousin, and the grandson of King George V and Queen Mary. He started out as seventh in line for the throne, but has now dropped down to 47.
However, he still stays involved with some royal affairs, and occasionally represents his cousin at official functions around the Commonwealth, in addition to running his own business. While he has had financial difficulties in the past, and was once £2.3 million in debt, these days he has recovered, and is worth around $40 million.
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Prince Richard is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary, and has the distinct honor of being the direct male descendant of Queen Victoria and King Edward II. Between his estate in Gloucester, and the many rare heirlooms and books he owns with his wife, he is worth around $25 million.
However, despite what many would consider to be a high number, Prince Richard and his wife often feel like the poorer relations of the crown, and have no problem saying so.
Lady Louise Windsor
Lady Louise is the daughter of Prince Edward and Sophie of Wessex. She has not been in the spotlight as much as her older cousins, or their children, but at age 14 she is currently 12th in line for the throne.
With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry now expecting their baby, she’ll be bumped down even further. It’s hard to say at the moment just how much she’ll be worth, but with her parents vast wealth, and being beloved by Queen Elizabeth, we’re sure she’ll definitely be towards the top.
Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester
Birgitte is the wife of Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Originally from Denmark, Birgitte has been happy to assist her husband in his duties to his estate, as well as accompanying him when he has to represent the royal family.
While her husband has considerable wealth, Birgitte does not come to the table empty handed. She is worth at least $13 million on her own, just based on the jewels she has collected over the years.
Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy
Princess Alexandra is the youngest granddaughter of King George V and Queen Mary, and over the years she has had no problem stepping in to represent her cousin, the current Queen. At the time of her birth she was sixth in line to the throne, but has now been bumped down to 52nd.
Before being widowed, she was married to successful businessman, Sir Angus Ogilvy. Between the inheritance she received from him, as well as what she receives from the Crown, her net worth is estimated to be between 18 to 20 million pounds.
Katharine, Duchess of Kent
Katharine married into the Royal Family when she married the Queen’s cousin, Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. While she is known for being a bit shy and reclusive, she is also a well loved member of the family.
For decades she was responsible for passing out trophies at Wimbledon, and people were in awe when she famously comforted tennis star Jana Novotna, who cried after losing her match in 1993. However, her and her husband remain on the poorer end of the family, and are both worth about $10 million.
Lady Helen Taylor
Lady Helen Taylor is the sole daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and married an art dealer named Timothy Taylor. Like her husband, Lady Helen also enjoys working in the art world, and has become particularly involved in fashion.
Huffington Post even wrote an article dedicated to her bold fashions, and expressed that she seemed like a pretty cool lady. But considering that her parents rank on the lower end of the royal wealth, her net worth may not quite measure up to that of some of her other relatives.
Lady Rose Gilman
Lady Rose Gilman is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Originally born Rose Windsor, she changed her name when she married her husband George Gilman in 2008. However, she does still use her maiden name in her professional life, where she works for the art departments of movies.
Next time you watch Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, look out for her name in the credits. It’s unlikely she’ll inherit much from her parents or the crown, but she seems to be doing well for herself anyway.
Lord Frederick Windsor
As the only son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lord Frederick Windsor is currently 48th in line for the throne. In 2009, he married actress Sophie Winkleman, and the couple now have two daughters together.
Knowing that he probably wouldn’t be inheriting much from his family, Frederick pursued other interests by becoming a music journalist. He has also worked in the financial sector, and founded a charity called Soldier On, which sets up career development and heritage projects for those who have social difficulties.
Lady Gabriella Windsor
Lord Frederick’s sister, Lady Gabriella Windsor, is 51st in line for the throne. Like her brother, it’s hard to say how much she is worth, particularly because her parents are not high on the totem pole in the Royal Family any longer.
So, she has forged her own career working in journalism. In September 2018 she announced her engagement to Thomas Kingston, and while people might be excited by the prospect of another royal wedding, we don’t think this one will be quite as lavish and expensive.
King Harald of Norway
It might seem strange to include a monarch from another country on this list, but because of all the international marriages that royals used to do, King Harald is indeed related to the British Royal Family.
In fact, he is somewhere around 74th in line to the throne, so we wouldn’t expect him to be ruling two countries any time soon. Being that he is the monarch of his own successful and prosperous country, he has a very high net worth of around $17.3 million.
James, Viscount Severn
At just 11 years old, James, Viscount Severn is the youngest of Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren, and is the son of Prince Edward and Sophie of Essex. It was decided that Prince Edward’s son would inherit the title of being an earl instead of prince, which is why he is currently called a viscount in his youth.
Like his sister Louise, little is known yet about his net worth, but given his parents importance, things are certainly looking up for his future.
Princess Michael of Kent
Marie Christine von Reibnitz, known as Princess Michael of Kent is, as the title suggests, the wife of Michael of Kent. Originally from the Czech Republic area, Marie has been quite the controversial wife over of the years, and was even dubbed “Princess Pushy” by the media.
She has had no problem taking advantage of her husband’s position in the Royal Family, and it was even revealed that the Queen covered their rent from her own pocket. Nevertheless, Marie seems to be doing well for herself, and is worth about $8 million.
The future child of Sussex
With a father worth over $17 million and a mother worth at least $5 million, and rising, the future child of Sussex will be worth quite a bit from the moment it’s born.
While he or she won’t quite be up to the level of Prince Louis, chances are they will at least be around the point of Prince George, especially considering Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s star appeal. The fetus of Sussex certainly has a bright future ahead of it.
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, Princess Margaret, was once one of the most beloved members of the Royal Family. Her wedding to Anthony Armstrong-Jones was the first time a royal wedding was televised, and thank goodness for that trend!
Unfortunately, she later suffered from many health problems in the last couple decades of her life, and sadly passed away in 2002. She was estimated to have been worth around 20 million pounds, but gave away most of her wealth before she died, leaving her children to inherit about 7.6 million pounds.
Queen Elizabeth II
She’s the Queen of the United Kingdom, so Elizabeth II certainly has enough money to line her pockets. Her net worth now stands at $550 million, mainly because of all the properties that she owns. Her castle in Scotland alone is worth $140 million and makes up around a quarter of her net worth.
Some of the queen’s wealth also comes from the UK government who pay her $12.9 million a year for being the monarch. We wish people would pay us that much for doing our job.
Prince Louis of Cambridge
He was only born in April 2018, but he’s already worth around $70 million. That’s apparently how much the newborn added to the UK’s economy following his birth. There’s always a massive interest in memorabilia whenever a big royal event happens, whether it’s a wedding or birth, and it was no different with the arrival of Prince Louis.
People snatched up as much merchandise and souvenirs as they could, driving sales to an incredible height and making Louis an essential asset to his country. Not bad for a baby.
Prince George of Cambridge
If you thought that Prince Louis being worth more than most royals was astounding, wait until you see Prince George’s net worth. It stands at a whopping $3.6 billion. It’s no wonder, given how much he’ll inherit when he ascends to the throne.
It’s not just his family’s wealth that drives his net worth so high, but also the value he brings to the UK economy. Anything he’s connected to has the potential to sell well, making him another valuable asset for the country.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
While George may be great at shifting stock, it’s his sister who’s the real money maker of the family. She may be the younger sibling, but her net worth is an incredible $5 billion. That’s an unreal amount of money, and it’s all because of the “Charlotte effect.”
Anything she wears can sell out across the country in less than a day. With the female fashion market more expansive than the men’s, Charlotte can shift a greater variety of products. That’s why her net worth is so much higher.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
The newest royal can expect a bright financial future ahead of her, although she was already doing well for herself. Before marrying Harry, Meghan was a successful actress on legal drama series “Suits.” She’d been with the show for seven years, and by the time she left, the actress was apparently receiving $50,000 for every episode that she filmed.
It’s no wonder her net worth now stands at $5 million. With reports that she’ll also now receive an allowance from Prince Charles, that number will soar very quickly.