Being a royal must be nice. Millions of people know your name, you don’t have to work a regular job, and, best of all, you have a chance of becoming king or queen one day. Not bad right? Of course, not every royal is equal. Some are more likely to ascend to the throne than others, while their individual net worths differ wildly from person to person. Which member of the British Royal Family is the most valuable of them all? You might be surprised by the answer.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge
Starting off strong is the future King of England. Charles might be first in line to replace the Queen, but it won’t be long before his firstborn son reigns over the nation.
When he ascends to the throne, William will bring with him a healthy fortune of $40 million, though that figure may increase in the coming years. A large percentage of his net worth stems from his parents, with Diana leaving him $17 million in her will. Charles also provides William with money, giving his son a $4.6 million allowance.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
Kate Middleton was doing well for herself financially when she married Prince William, but becoming a member of the British Royal Family made a huge difference to her net worth.
It now stands at around $10 million which isn’t bad for someone who wasn’t born into the royal bloodline. A lot of the Duchess of Cambridge’s wealth comes from Party Pieces, the company that her parents run. Kate had a job there before she tied the knot, and she obviously didn’t blow her paychecks all at once.
Lady Kitty Spencer
Diana might be the most famous of all the Spencers, but her family hasn’t been shying away from the royal spotlight since she passed away. With a net worth of $100 million, why would they?
The Princess of Wales’ niece has been making good use of that fortune and has done a lot in her career to add to it. She’s had plenty of work with fashion brands, including becoming an ambassador for Bvlgari. As her name becomes more well-known around the world, those deals will keep coming in.
Charles, Prince of Wales
Considering he’s next in line to the throne, it shouldn’t be surprising that Charles’ net worth exceeds most of his relatives. At $100 million, the Queen’s oldest son is doing alright for himself, and things can only get better from here.
Once he becomes king, he’ll inherit all of his mother’s real estate which equates to more than his current net worth alone. That’s just pocket change, though, when compared to the total of all his assets which sits at over $1.3 billion. Fancy sharing the love, Charles?
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
We didn’t think anyone would be able to replace Princess Diana, but the Duchess of Cornwall has done an excellent job of stepping into her shoes.
We’ve grown to accept her as part of the Royal Family, especially given her history with Charles spans over 45 years now. It’s clear that she’s not going anywhere, and why would she? Charles never asked his second wife to sign a prenuptial agreement, meaning all of his assets are partly hers. They must make a nice addition to her $5 million net worth.
If there’s one thing people remember most about William and Kate’s wedding day – besides the bride and groom themselves – it’s Pippa Middleton. Or rather, Pippa’s figure in that Sarah Burton designed dress.
She certainly tried to steal the show from her sister that day, and it helped keep her name in the papers for years afterward. Her rise in popularity did great things for her financially, with her net worth now standing at $1 million. That’s not bad, especially as she’s also married to a man with a $3.4 billion fortune.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Given he’s the Queen’s husband, you know that Prince Philip isn’t going to be doing too badly for himself money-wise. Indeed, the Duke of Edinburgh has a reported net worth of around $20 million.
Do you know where he gets most of that money from? The man is paid $440,000 a year just for being himself. That’s right, all Prince Philip has to do is be married to the Queen, and he gets nearly half a million dollars sent his way every year. Where do we sign up?
Anne, Princess Royal
She might never follow in her mother’s footsteps and ascend to the throne, but that doesn’t mean Princess Anne is any less important to the Royal Family.
With a net worth in the region of $100 million, Charles’ sister is doing better for herself than some of her relatives further up in the line of succession. That’s probably because she’s involved with so many different organizations. Ever since she gave up competing professionally in equestrian, Anne has dedicated most of her time to working with charitable causes.
Princess Eugenie of York
We’ve been hearing a lot about Princess Eugenie recently thanks to her wedding in October 2018. The rumors of tension between her and Meghan Markle were hard to ignore, although there’s more to the Queen’s granddaughter than family drama.
With a job as associate director at Hauser & Wirth, Eugenie is one of the few British royals to bag herself a job outside of the monarchy. Her salary probably helped to pay for her wedding to James Brookbank, not that she’s struggling for money. Her net worth is $5 million, after all.
Unfortunately, Princess Eugenie’s net worth doesn’t quite stand up against the wealth of some of her cousins. Zara Tindall, daughter of Princess Anne and currently 18th in line to the throne, has built up a fortune of around $20 million.
How has she earned so much in less than 40 years? Well, thanks to her involvement with Equestrian, the royal has landed tons of brand deals that have helped keep her in the money. It looks like she won’t be needing to sell her Olympic silver medal anytime soon then.
Princess Beatrice of York
It seems Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson had a specific goal in mind when it came to raising their kids. Much like her sister, Beatrice has also focused on earning money through a career.
She’s gained experience in a variety of industries, with her most recent work seeing her focus on becoming a businesswoman. If she succeeds, Beatrice’s $5 million net worth will probably shoot up to something in the region of eight figures. We expect that would ease the pain of being 9th in line to the throne.
Sarah, Duchess of York
It’s not often you see someone in the British Royal Family get divorced, so the breakdown of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s marriage in the ‘90s certainly came as a surprise.
Unfortunately for the latter, parting ways with the Queen’s third-eldest child meant that her net worth took a significant hit. It now stands at $1 million, which isn’t bad for someone who now spends most of her time writing or working with charities. Luckily for her, the chalet she owns in Switzerland has an estimated value of $17 million.
Lady Amelia and Eliza Spencer
At 26 years old, Lady Amelia and Eliza Spencer have only just started carving a path for themselves out in the world. Up until now, the pair has spent most of their time enjoying the $100+ million tied to their family’s name.
The girls were fortunate enough not to have to worry about money growing up, and they spent their early years exploiting the life of luxury. Although their father tried to teach them to be financially responsible, the twins were more concerned with splashing the cash at every opportunity. We don’t blame them.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex
We hear all about the Queen’s eldest son, but what about the rest of her children? Being the youngest of his siblings, Prince Edward is probably talked about the least in the media.
However, that’s not stopped the Earl of Wessex from riding high financially. All those years he’s dedicated to his royal duties has helped him build up a $45 million strong net worth. Maybe it’s about time we started paying the man more attention.
Charles Spencer, 9th Earl of Spencer
Kitty, Amelia, and Eliza have all spent their lives enjoying the wealth racked up by this man. Charles Spencer, brother to the Princess of Wales, doesn’t take his responsibilities as the 9th Earl of Spencer lightly.
Ever since his father – the previous Earl – passed away, it’s been Charles’ job to fulfill the duties that come with the title. It’s not at an easy job, but it means he gets to make the most of all those millions. It’s certainly a change of pace from the on-air correspondent role he used to have.
Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp
When Charles Spencer eventually passes away, his title will be taken over by his son, Louis. Although he isn’t the oldest of all the Spencer siblings, he’ll earn the right to control the family fortune because of his gender.
While that notion is somewhat dated, his older sister Kitty isn’t too upset. Louis taking over the Althorp estate means that it will remain in the Spencer name, rather than the name of whoever she marries. We expect Louis isn’t too upset either given it will put his net worth at $196 million.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Prince Edward’s wife, Sophie Helen, has always had a good relationship with the Queen. When she married into the Royal Family, she was the monarch’s right-hand woman, and their friendship has been firm ever since.
The Countess of Wessex is involved in many of the Queen’s royal duties, albeit fewer than she used to be, and is always on standby whenever her assistance is required. It’s a more relaxing life than the one she used to have as a PR bigwig, especially now her net worth sits at $45 million.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
The world has gone mad for Meghan Markle. We expect it’ll be a few years before the Duchess of Sussex stops making front page news, especially now she’s given birth.
Why would we want to stop talking about her though? Ever since she came into Harry’s life, she’s brought the Royal Family into the 21st century. A prince marrying an American actress was unheard of, especially one who was getting paid $50k per episode. It’s no wonder she now has a net worth of $5 million.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Princess Diana really was a treasure, wasn’t she? It’s hard to believe that we lost her over twenty years ago, especially as she’s still so heavily talked about.
Watching her children get married without Diana being there was heartbreaking, but we’re sure the Princess of Wales was there in spirit. Plus, with the sizable inheritance that she left her two boys, it’s safe to say she was covered on the whole wedding present front. A portion of $55 million is not something you’d really consider turning down.
Lady Amelia Windsor
Growing up in the spotlight can’t be easy, but Lady Amelia Windsor has taken it all in her stride. She’s used her position as a royal to launch her career, forging a path as a model before she’s even hit her mid-twenties.
She belongs to the same agency that made icons out of Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, and she’s strutted her stuff on the runway for the likes of Dolce & Gabbana. With her work already scoring her a $1 million fortune, the future looks bright for this royal.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex
He’s the man of the moment right now and about time too. After living in his brother’s shadow for the longest time, Prince Harry is finally the one that everyone’s talking about.
His wedding in May was one of the biggest events of 2018, and now that he has a baby, his popularity will only continue to rise. We expect that will help him cope with the fact he keeps getting pushed further down the line of succession. Still, being king isn’t everything, especially when you’re worth $40 million.
Prince Michael of Kent
If Harry hates that his chances of becoming king keep growing slimmer, he should be grateful he’s not this man. Prince Michael of Kent, one of the Queen’s first cousins, has dropped 40 places in the line of succession over the years.
Once, he was just seven people away from becoming king, but now his hopes have basically been obliterated. That can’t be too pleasant a feeling for the man who used to be $3 million in debt. At least his net worth has since skyrocketed to $40 million.
Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester
Prince Richard is far from struggling when it comes to money. King George V’s grandson has a net worth of around $25 million, most of which comes from the rare artifacts he keeps on his Gloucester estate.
However, despite having a greater value than many other royals in Britain, the man often feels like a pauper compared to his relations. Clearly he feels put out by his position in the line of succession (26th) and wants to be as popular as those above him.
Lady Louise Windsor
Not yet out of her teens, it’ll probably be a few years before we hear more about the life of Lady Louise Windsor. Prince Edward’s daughter isn’t someone that’s discussed very much in the media, despite being 13th in line for the crown.
Not able to earn much in the way of her own fortune, Louise’s net worth is the same as her parents’ at $45 million. We’re sure a lot of that’s gone her way while growing up and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester
Hailing from Denmark, Birgitte has been a part of the British Royal Family for more than four decades now. She and Prince Richard tied the knot in 1972, earning her the title of the Duchess of Gloucester.
Whenever her husband has carried out his royal duties, Birgitte has almost always been by his side, helping her familiarise herself with the British public. Although she’s still not the most famous royal, her net worth of more than $13 million means she’s also not the poorest either.
Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy
Being one of King George V’s grandchildren, there was once a time when Princess Alexandra had a shot at becoming Queen. However, the likelihood of that happening is long gone now that she sits at 53rd in the line of succession.
Still, that hasn’t stopped the woman from getting plenty of attention from the crown. The Honorable Lady Ogilvy regularly stands in for the monarch during her royal duties, and it’s helped her establish a net worth of $23-26 million. A portion of that also came from her husband’s passing.
Katharine, Duchess of Kent
Katharine’s tie to the Royal Family comes from her marriage to the Duke of Kent, the man who’s 36th in line to the throne.
Although her $10 million net worth means she’s not as affluent as some of her relatives, Katharine is actually one of the more popular additions to the monarchy. That’s mostly thanks to her presence at Wimbledon where she spent years awarding trophies to the winners. The Duchess of Kent received great acclaim for her role, particularly in 1993 when she comforted Jana Novotna after her loss.
Lady Helen Taylor
Princess Eugenie isn’t the only member of the British Royal Family involved with the art world. Prince Edward and Katharine’s daughter, Lady Helen Taylor, is also a connoisseur of the finer things, and she even found herself a husband who works as an art dealer.
All you have to do is look at the choices Helen makes with her outfits to realize she has an eye for things with a creative flair. Her dedication to art and fashion is what’s helped her family reach their $10 million net worth.
Lady Rose Gilman
Lady Rose Gilman might be famed for being a member of the Royal Family, but she hasn’t let her bloodline define her. She strayed from her royal ties to have a job in the art department of movie sets, a role that once entailed working on the Harry Potter series.
Rose has essentially dipped her toes in two of Britain’s biggest exports, although it’s not done much for her fortune. It’s unknown quite how much she’s earned, but as the Duke of Gloucester’s daughter, her net worth is likely tied to his.
Lord Frederick Windsor
The further you go down the line of succession, the harder it is to stay relevant in the Royal Family. Lord Frederick Windsor doesn’t have much chance of becoming King given there are 48 people ahead of him, so he’s had to find other ways to make a name for himself.
That’s involved working as a music journalist, setting up a charity, and even tying the knot to Sophie Winkleman, an actress from “Two and a Half Men.” At least he has his family’s $40 million fortune to lean on.
Lady Gabriella Windsor
Lady Gabriella Windsor, Lord Frederick’s younger sibling, is in a very similar predicament. She stands at 52nd in line to the throne, meaning a tragic fate would have to befall many of her relatives if she ever wants to become the Queen of England.
While her net worth is tied to her father’s, she has broken away from her royal heritage to become a journalist. She’ll soon be dropping her surname to become Gabriella Kingston once she marries her long-term boyfriend, Thomas Kingston, in the coming months.
King Harald of Norway
Having a member of the Royal Family hail from Norway might seem strange, but the monarchy is more diverse than you may think. It wasn’t long ago that the British royals were all German.
Thanks to the various international marriages that have happened over the years, King Harald V is a relatively distant relative of the Queen who sits at 74th in the line of succession. This man doesn’t need to become King of England, though. He already rules Norway and has a fortune of $17.3 million to keep him happy.
James, Viscount Severn
Although most of the Queen’s grandchildren are now in their twenties and thirties, she still has a few that don’t yet have to worry about the stresses of adult life.
Born in 2007, James, Viscount Severn isn’t even in his teens yet, but he has the fortune of being 12th in line to the throne. However, because of his age, the boy hasn’t had a chance to amass a fortune for himself. So, instead, he gets to spend his days enjoying his parents $45 million wealth.
Princess Michael of Kent
People might have been shocked when Prince Harry announced his engagement to an American, but their marriage was hardly the first international one in the Royal Family.
Prince Michael of Kent didn’t go for an English bride when he married in 1978. Instead, he fell for Marie von Reibnitz from the Czech Republic, a woman who has become something of a controversial figure for the family. The Princess isn’t one to stay silent on royal matters and enjoys the luxury of her husband’s position. That’s why she’s worth $8 million.
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
The loss of Princess Diana wasn’t the only tragic passing we had in the Royal Family around the turn of the century. In 2002, we lost Princess Margaret, the Queen’s hugely charitable sister.
The woman was adored by many, and she was the first one in the family to have her wedding aired on TV. It might not have amassed the same ratings as William and Kate, but the event was a joy to watch nonetheless. Princess Margaret left behind a fortune of $10 million to her two children.
Queen Elizabeth II
If you want to talk about wealth, look no further than the woman at the center of it all. She spends her days sitting on the throne and attending royal events, a job that’s now earned her $550 million.
Surprisingly, though, most of that money comes from the various properties she has around the country. Balmoral Castle alone adds $140 million to her net worth. Of course, some of her wealth she’s earned simply for being the Queen. She gets paid $12.9 million by the government every single year.
Prince Louis of Cambridge
As one of the newest additions to the Royal Family, you wouldn’t think that Prince Louis would be worth very much. However, his net worth currently sits at around $70 million. Crazy, right?
That total is what the young child reportedly added to the economy after he was born. Memorabilia was created and sold to celebrate the birth of William and Kate’s third child, and people wanted to get their hands on it as much as possible. It’s no wonder he’s already worth more than the rest of us.
Prince George of Cambridge
It’s not just Prince Louis that’s been racking up the wealth since his birth. His siblings have been doing exactly the same too, with Prince George now believed to be worth around $3.6 billion.
That’s more than his great-grandmother, and she’s the Queen! George’s astounding net worth is a combination of his parent’s wealth and the money that he brings to the economy. Millions of people will buy anything that’s associated with this young prince, from the toys he plays with to the clothes he wears.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge
The member of the Royal Family with the biggest net worth of them all, though, is Princess Charlotte. She now has a value of more than $5 billion which is astounding for someone that’s only three.
Just like her brothers, Charlotte can sell anything that she’s connected to, only with greater success. That’s mainly because people are more likely to snap up the clothes she wears, what with fashion being a more female-oriented industry and all. It looks like Charlotte won’t have any money worries when she grows up.