It's no secret the British royal family is majorly wealthy — but just how extravagant are Queen Elizabeth and her famous relatives' net worths? Because the British monarchy includes so many members, it's difficult to calculate the entire clan's combined net worth. So, we'll break it down a bit! Scroll down to learn more!
How does the Queen make money?
Let's start with Elizabeth. According to Forbes, the monarch has a whopping personal net worth of around $500 million from "property holdings including Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, stud farms, a fruit farm, and marine land throughout the UK, extensive art and fine jewelry, and one of the world’s largest stamp collections built by her grandfather."
The Royal Family in December 2016. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In addition to her personal wealth, the 91-year-old Queen also owns about $10 billion of royal real estate. One property, Buckingham Palace, is worth around $5 billion alone. To make Queen Elizabeth even richer, she receives an estimated royal stipend of $12.9 million from the British government each year. Casual, right?
How much is Prince Philip worth?
The Queen's 96-year-old husband, Prince Philip, receives a $442,000 yearly salary from the government "to meet the expenses of carrying out his public duties in support of the queen," according to a UK government information site. No word yet on if his stipend will change now that Philip has retired from his royal work.
How much is Prince Charles worth?
After the Queen, her eldest son, Prince Charles, is next in line to the British throne. The 68-year-old has a net worth of $370 million.'
How much is Prince William worth?
His oldest child, son Prince William, 35, is worth an estimated $20 million. So impressive! When he was an an air ambulance pilot, he brought in a salary of $60,000 per year. He also reportedly received an $11 million inheritance after Princess Diana's death. William additionally earns money from the Duchy of Cornwall, which is currently run by Charles even though he'll eventually take over.
How much is Kate Middleton worth?
William's 35-year-old wife, Kate Middleton, is worth around $1 million. Though the royal couple has much less wealth than their elders, Kate and William — and their two adorable children, Prince George, 4, and Princess Charlotte, 2 — are more than looked after financially by being royal. For example, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's lavish 2011 wedding cost the royal family a whopping $30 million alone. Jealous!