Whether you admire them for their established birthrights or myriad of leadership qualities, the esteemed British family is revered throughout countless nations. Royals seem to have it all—power, prestige, and perhaps most importantly, money. From gargantuan oil supplies to significant charitable donations, the wealth of the British royal family is quite substantial. Surprisingly, most of the money used to fund the British monarchy doesn’t actually come from the taxpayer—members of the royal family are all wealthy on their own. With the combined sums of inheritances, crown estates, and allowances, these royals are able to spare no expense when it comes to enjoying the better things in life. Although we can’t directly indulge ourselves in the abundant realm of high jewelry, impeccable art, and acres of land that comprise their lifestyle, we can revel in their considerable net worths to a cup of herbal tea—with our pinkies raised in the air of course.
Meghan Markle’s Net Worth
Net worth: $5 million
In the weeks before her wedding to Prince Harry, there was much speculation about whether the American actress was actually worth more than her then-fiancé. Spoiler: She’s not, though that wasn’t even close to the strangest conspiracy theory about Meghan and Harry. But she still had quite the net worth when she entered the Royal family at around $5 million, Newsweek reports. She reportedly made $50,000 per episode portraying Rachel Zane on the TV show Suits, which she starred in for seven seasons. In addition, she had roles in several other shows and movies, like 90210, Remember Me, and The Candidate. Acting wasn’t her only source of income; the Duchess of Sussex also released two clothing lines through the Canadian retailer Reitmans, promoted sponsored content on Instagram and her lifestyle website, The Tig, and worked as a freelance calligrapher early in her career.
Kate Middleton’s Net Worth
Net worth: $7-10 million
Middleton’s story has often been overplayed as a rags-to-riches ascent to royalty, but that’s actually far from the case; her family held substantial holdings with a collective net worth of $50 million. Most of this derives from an online party supply business called Party Pieces, which Breakthrough Branding has dubbed “the U.K.’s leading online and catalog party company.” Prince Charles also covers her official staff and wardrobe expenses, and some of her travel costs are often funded by the countries she visits, which means she gets to keep most of her personal money in the bank—one of the many benefits of having a prince for a husband, we assume. Although her net worth has been reported to be between $7 million to $10 million in terms of savings, her national worth with clothing sales and tourism revenue is rumored to be much higher. In any case, her combined wealth with husband Prince William is said to increase once Prince Charles ascends to the throne.