The Royal Rich List: Queen tops list of The Firm’s most affluent with £1.6bn fortune… with Princess Eugenie at the bottom with mere £3.8m to her name
- Prince William and Harry were left around £13m by Diana and get £4m top-ups
- Taxpayer paid £4m for Prince Andrew as Special Representative for ten years
- Meghan Markle, worth £5m, has £600k jewellery and £500k from Hollywood
- Princess Eugenie has a mere £3.8m while Her Majesty boasts £.6bn in Rich List
The Queen is worth £1.6bn and has an investment portfolio which comes to at least £500million, according to the newly released royal’s rich list.
While Prince Charles is raking in money from carparks and surf schools across Cornwall, he has around £21m being paid directly into his wallet from the Duchy of Cornwall estate.
But this is before the Sovereign Grant is even considered – which has seen government granting the royals £82.8 million a year. This is up from £7.9 million in 2010.
Prince Andrew, who is otherwise known as ‘Airmiles Andy’, sold his £15m mansion in Sunninghall, Berkshire, to a Kazakh billionaire.
His role as ‘Special Representative’ for Trade and Investment up until 2011 cost the taxpayer £4million, it was revealed in the Sun.
The Royal’s Rich List reveals the secure and outstanding financial value of each member
The Queen tops the rich list with a fortune of £1.6billion and has an investment portfolio which comes to at least £500million (pictured today at Ascot racecourse)
This highly acclaimed position saw him jet off to Davos, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Dubai and China in 2010.
An additional £10m was needed for his police protection on the business trips.
Meanwhile Prince William was born into great wealth from the Queen Mother who put a £70 million fortune into a trust fund for William and Harry.
Prince William (left) and his brother Prince Harry (right) are joint position on the rich list with a wealth of £30 million each. The Queen Mother put a £70 million fortune into a trust fund for William and Harry
Princess Diana left her son’s around £13m and this gets a £4m yearly top-up from the Queen and Charles – as part of Duchy of Cornwall’s outgoings.
And while the Duchess of Cambridge does boast this sum, she has been offered free holidays with William.
Kate has enjoyed a ten-day break at a charming 16th Century chateau in the South of France with the Prince, courtesy of communications tycoon Michael Green. The royal pair have allegedly enjoyed a 60 per cent discount off Audi cars.
Prince Charles is placed at number two and has around £21m being paid directly into his wallet from the Duchy of Cornwall estate
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spent £2.4million of public money on the renovation of Frogmore Cottage, as a gift from Her Majesty.
This is before they paid £250,000 for a refurbishment of the cottage on the Queen’s Windsor Estate – putting the figure close to £3m for the public purse.
But Meghan has amassed a similar figure for her Hollywood acting roles, including a £500,000 pay-check for playing Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits.
She has added a 91-piece jewellery collection worth £600,000 and marrying into the Windsor’s has boosted her wealth to £5m.
Princess Beatrice (left) and Princess Eugenie (right) are placed tenth and eleventh at the bottom of the list with Beatrice at number ten and her sister below
Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice have been left with a £1.4m trust fund from their great-grandmother after Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson’s divorce.
Andrew and Fergie’s divorce settlement in 1996 was split between the sisters.
And this leaves Eugenie with a meagre £3.8m, scraping in at the bottom of the Rich List. She does not make public appearances which means she is not supported by the Sovereign Grant.
Zara Tindall receives nothing from the royal purse but has received sponsorship’s by Rolex and Land Rover
The mother-of-two Zara is a brand ambassador and this role combined with her own jewellery range with Australian brand Cajella, has been estimated to be worth £1.1m or more per year.