Regardless of how much you actually know about the royal family, you probably know this — they’re definitely not hurting for money. The royal family is known for their lavish weddings, impressive feasts, and general goodwill toward the less fortunate in the form of both financial donations and volunteering. So, acting career behind her, Meghan Markle probably won’t have to eat a can of Campbell’s soup for dinner ever again.
But have you ever wondered just how much each individual royal family member is actually worth? You might expect the amounts to be somewhat varied.
And speaking of Markle, her story is a little different than that of other women who’ve married into the royal family.
In fact, Kate Middleton’s is as well. Middleton met Prince William while they were university students, but her family life prior to was more or less average. Her parents operated a party supply company, and while successful, she was used to cooking her own meals and living a pretty standard life.
Markle, on the other hand, is best known for her role in Suits. But she had a not-so-typical childhood, hanging out on sets with her father who worked as a lighting director on shows like Married…with Children. Even though Suits was her biggest role by far, she also played bit parts in plenty of movies.
So, is Markle worth more than Middleton? Here’s what we know about the net worth of the royal family, starting with the queen herself.
Queen Elizabeth II
Is there anyone out there who’s more universally respected than Queen Elizabeth?
She’s currently 93 and has held the title of queen since the 1950s. According to Yahoo, she owns a little over $200 million in real estate.
So, what’s her net worth?
Money reports that Queen Elizabeth’s net worth is likely around $520 million, while other sources believe it’s more like $550 million. Part of that is based on the money she gets from the Crown Estate, which is a property-owning company in London. In terms of real estate, she’s also the proud owner of the Balmoral Castle, which is reportedly where royal family members go to celebrate big holidays and events.
Prince Philip has been married to Queen Elizabeth for over seven decades…
…Even though the two reportedly don’t live together anymore. But they’re used to spending time apart — they’ve always had separate bedrooms based on standard tradition.
So, how much is Prince Philip worth?
Business Insider estimates that Prince Philip is worth around $30 million, stating that a big part of that is due to his Parliamentary annuity of £359,000 (or, around $455,405 in the United States.) It’s still an amount that any one of us would surely love to have, but it’s still considerably less than that of Queen Elizabeth.
You may have been more focused on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s royal wedding, but Princess Eugenie also got married back in October 2018.
Princess Eugenie is one of Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughters. She’s tenth in line for the throne, which could be why she’s not in the news as often as Prince William and Prince Harry. According to Town and Country, she’s been known as both HRH Princess Eugenie and Mrs. Jack Brooksbank after her wedding.
So, how much is Princess Eugenie worth?
She’s reportedly worth $4.8 million. And part of her fortune comes from her actual job. That’s right — Princess Eugenie has degrees in both art history and English literature, and has reportedly made quite a career for herself taking on titles that are a bit less prestigious than “Princess” but still help pay the bills.
Prince Andrew, also known as the Duke of York, is one of Queen Elizabeth’s sons.
He’s the father of Princess Eugenie, whom he had with Sarah Ferguson, his now-ex wife. Luckily, things seem to be very cordial between the two. “The key is to always be there, but never to wrap them in cotton wool. We work in unity and [ex-husband Prince] Andrew and I are focused on being good parents together,” Ferguson said to Hello! “We are bigger than friends.”
So, how much is Prince Andrew worth?
Prince Andrew’s net worth is said to be around $75 million. That includes money he wisely invested in properties and businesses, as well as money that was set aside in a trust fund when he was a child. He money moves might just inspire you to start some investments of your own!
Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales, is the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth.
He’s also the father of Prince William and Prince Harry. Princess Diana was his first wife. The two divorced in 1996, and Diana’s unfortunate and untimely death happened just a year later.
So, how much is Prince Charles worth?
Prince Charles, who is next in line to take the throne, is reportedly worth around $400 million. Business Insider credits a medieval estate for being the source of most of his wealth. He also gets some money from the Duchy of Cornwall’s surplus revenues. It must be pretty nice to be a prince.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Camilla is the second wife of Prince Charles. The two married in 2005.
Even though her relationship with Prince Charles was initially met with a bit of angst and scrutiny, Prince Harry and Prince William hold no ill will toward Camilla. In turn, she’s used the spotlight for good, notably to promote literacy and advocate against sexual abuse.
So, how much is Camilla worth?
She’s reportedly worth around $5 million. It may be less than the majority of the family, but she’s still probably pretty comfortable.
Once both Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles pass, the throne will go to Prince William.
Prince William is the oldest child of Princess Diana and Prince Charles. He’s been romantically linked with Kate Middleton since 2003, with the two officially tying the knot back in 2011.
So, how much is Prince William worth?
He’s worth approximately $40 million. A lot of that money came from a trust fund that was put in place back in 1994. At certain points in his life, he has also received a military salary.
The mom of three likely earned a bit of money after joining the royal family. But, how much?
Middleton gained a lot of attention for being a commoner. But she’s really taken the role of duchess seriously since her wedding in 2011. And prior to joining the family, she earned a Master of Arts from the University of St. Andrews.
So, how much is she worth?
Middleton is reportedly worth around $7 million, although some sources feel like that number may be closer to $10 million. A lot of that worth comes from her parents’ business, which only gained popularity after Middleton became a public figure.
Prince Harry has been in the news a lot these days, mostly because he just welcomed his and Meghan’s first son, Archie.
Much like his older brother, Prince Harry also has military experience. He reportedly reached the highest rank of Cadet Officer and is especially fond of flying Apache helicopters.
So, how much is Prince Harry worth?
Prince Harry is estimated to be worth $40 million. That amount comes from funds set up by his mother and the queen, as well as his Army Air Corps salary.
Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, the world has been taken with Meghan Markle.
The new mom’s actual birth name is Rachel Meghan Markle, which is somewhat strange, as her famed Suits character was also named Rachel. She’s noted as being an activist and a feminist, having notably spoken out about sexist commercials at the ripe old age of 11.
So, how much is Meghan Markle worth?
Her net worth is estimated at being around $5 million. It’s not as much as her husband, but it’s still pretty considerable, especially since she’s a new member of the family.
Prince George was born on July 22, 2013, and is Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child.
He’s also literally one of the most photogenic kids out there.
So, how much is Prince George worth?
Even though he’s still a youngster, Prince George is already estimated to be worth $3.6 billion, according to Good Housekeeping.
If you think that Prince George’s net worth is a lot, just wait until you hear the prediction of Princess Charlotte’s worth.
Since she’s the only girl Prince Harry and Kate Middleton have had, she definitely stands out.
How much is Princess Charlotte worth?
Princess Charlotte is estimated to be worth $5 billion, and a lot of that is due to the fact that outside of being a key member of the royal family, she may end up being marketable in terms of clothes and fashion.
Prince Louis is the third child of Prince Harry and Kate Middleton, and was born in 2018.
As one of the youngest royals, we still have lots to learn about what Prince Louis. But his net worth is something that’s already being discussed.
How much is Prince Louis worth?
As of right now, his worth is estimated to be between $70 million and $125 million. His is much lower since as he’s the third child, and unfortunately his birth wasn’t as exciting. It sounds sad, but don’t worry — he’s still doing pretty great financially.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
Baby Archie is the newest member of the royal family, as the first son for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.
He doesn’t quite have the prince title, and is seventh in line for the throne, but he’s still an extremely notable member of the family.
So, how much is Archie worth?
Even though he’s so young, it’s predicted that in the next few years, Archie will be worth around $1.47 billion. Reason being, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are a couple that everyone’s fascinated with, so there’s a lot of attention on their first born. So baby Archie is definitely set.