Kate’s already huge net worth only jumped to astronomical numbers when she became a royal.
Kate Middleton will one day become the Queen Consort of England, meaning that she is financially set for a long time. Her shared bank account with her husband, Prince William, the future king, boasts a pretty big number already, but Kate entered her marriage an independent woman with lots of money of her own. Her net worth was already a number to be impressed by, and her becoming a royal only took that number to record heights.
What Is Kate Middleton’s Net Worth?
The royal family is quite secretive when it comes to financial matters, choosing to keep it private. But there are multiple estimations by various sources, with all of them putting Kate Middleton’s combined net worth with her husband at around $40 to 50 million. From the beginning, Prince William brought around $40 million (with around $19 million of it in cash), while Kate brought $10-20 to the table. The overall net worth for the royal family is around $90 billion.
What Is Kate Middleton’s Net Worth Before She Married?
Before becoming the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate was technically a commoner, but she does come from a pretty wealthy family. Her family, the Middletons own a popular party supply business called Party Pieces, with their shared net worth being around $50 million. Kate used to work for the family business before she tied the knot with Prince William back in 2011. After her marriage, it is believed that the party company had an increase in net worth, but its all speculation as to the Middletons also like to keep their financial affairs private.
How Much Did Her Net Worth Change?
When compared, the Duke and Duchess’ combined net worth is about the same to the Middletons. But, the Cambridges have access to an allowance through the Duchy of Cornwall, so they really aren’t spending the money they have on their massive savings account. The one thing we can say for certain is that Kate Middletons already impressive bank account only increased significantly as she became the Duchess of Cambridge.
What Is The Duchy Of Cornwall?
Simplified, it is Prince Charles’ trust fund. As payment for their job as royals, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge receive an annual income from the duchy, which is comprised of real estate, land, rental properties and other cash-positive business. According to reports, the duchy covers Kate Middleton’s clothes and other things she might require while on official royal business.
How Does Her Husband Stand?
Prince William, being the future king of England, has his own fund, has an allowance from the duchy and the money he inherited from his late mother Princess Diana. Before her untimely demise, the Princess of Wales set up a trust for her son that he gained access to on his 30th birthday.
After the taxes were calculated, the Prince ended up with around $10 million, along with access to his mother’s extensive jewellery collection, which he holds joint access with his younger brother Prince Harry. This is a big plus for Kate, as she is the main one who gets to enjoy the precious jewellery pieces. Unless Prince William is into that kind of thing.