Buckingham Palace Remains Tight-Lipped On Prince Harry’s Step-Sister

Although they’ve been married for 15 years now, Prince Charles and Camilla have had a long and tumultuous history, culminating with a secret that, only recently, did the Royal Family finally choose to reveal.

A Fairytale Marriage?

In 1981 Prince Charles and Princess Diana tied the knot in nothing short of a fairytale ceremony and reception. The whole world was enthralled by the new Royal couple and had high hopes for their union. Sadly, there were underlying circumstances that doomed their relationship right from the get-go. Today, Buckingham Palace is still keeping mum about some of the details.

A Fairytale Marriage?

A Royal Bachelor

Before William and Harry were ever born, Prince Charles was considered to be one of the most eligible Royal bachelors. As first inline to the thrown, his union with Princess Diana was somewhat unexpected – and some even say – unwanted. Prince Charles had relations with other women before tying the knot with Diana. This is believed to have a great effect on the couple’s inevitable falling apart and the secret that lay between them.

A Royal Bachelor

Who Is Prince Charles, Really?

Charles, Prince of Wales, was actually born Charles Philip Arthur George on November 14, 1948. His father, with whom he shares a striking resemblance, is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and his mother is the Queen herself, Elizabeth II. As the first son of Queen Elizabeth, Charles is set to inherit the throne and become king after his mother dies. For years though, it seemed as though he was putting his ascension and inheritance in jeopardy with his romantic decisions.

Meet Charles, Prince of Wales

Heavy Is the Head…

In many ways, Prince Charles has been a history-making royal figure, for good and for bad. Back in November 1948, Elizabeth II, who was a princess at the time, welcomed Charles into the world. The press described the little baby as a “lovely boy, a really splendid baby.” He became the first royal to be born in Buckingham Palace during that century. Granted, Charles didn’t have to worry about living through the two world wars. However, his own battles were yet to come…

Heavy Is the Head…

Typical Student

By the time he was a teen, Prince Charles had already been an unconventional royal figure and had no plans of slowing down anytime soon. By the time the Fall of 1967 came around, Charles decided to enroll at Trinity College, Cambridge, making him the first royal heir to study at university. He ended up graduating with a 2:2 in anthropology, archaeology, and history in 1970. With many wondering why a British royal figure couldn’t attain a first class degree, some conjured up their own theories…

Typical Student

Ladies Loved Him

Even before he married anyone and experienced a truly turbulent personal life, the royal family didn’t have much sympathy for Charles when it came to who he dated. He was portrayed as a rebellious figure, with a number of relatives describing him as a “ladies’ man.” Despite these claims, Charles begged to differ. On the contrary, these accusations actually hurt his feelings. At the end of the day though, Charles’s future relationships only added fuel to the fire…

Ladies Loved Him

Camilla, Prince Charles’ First Love

Born just a year before Charles (1947), Camilla Rosemary Shand was the daughter of a Major in the British Army and spent the majority of her life growing up in East Sussex and South Kensington, England. Although not a member of the Royal Family, Camilla was the granddaughter of the 3rd Baron Ashcombe, making her a member of the British aristocracy. As such, she received education in England, France, and even Switzerland and was the first to steal Charles’ heart.

Camilla, Prince Charles’ First Love

The Meeting Between The Two

The first time that Charles and Camilla met was through a mutual friend, Chilean historian Lucia Santa Cruz, in 1970 at a polo match in Windsor. At the time the two were 22 and 23 respectively. As happens with many young people, their emotions got the better of them, and they began dating – often sneaking away to an estate in the Broadlands belonging to Charles’ uncle, Lord Mountbatten. But something looming on the horizon would separate the two young lovers.

The Meeting Between The Two

Charles Ships Out To Sea

According to royal biographer Penny Juror who wrote The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair That Rocked the Crown, Charles was immediately taken with Camilla because she was, “not in anyway overawed by him, not fawning or sycophantic.” Even though their romance was worthy of any fairy tale, it sadly was forced to come to an end when, in 1971, Charles joined the Royal Navy. Would Camilla be willing to wait for him while he served his country?

Charles Ships Out To Sea

The Decision That Changed Everything

Rather than force upon Camilla the heartache and longing that comes with dating someone who is serving overseas, Charles decided it would be best for them if they stopped seeing each other for the time being. As the saying goes, “if it’s meant to be then it’s meant to be.” Charles was a member of the Royal Family, a position that comes with responsibility and patriotic duty. For Camilla, it meant that she needed to move on with her life.

The Decision That Changed Everything

Camilla Meets A Special Someone

Although Camilla had been dating Prince Charles throughout the year, there was another one as well who had pined for her affection. Major Andrew Parker Bowles had met Camilla at her debutante party in 1965. According to Penny Juror, “He was 25 and a rather beautiful officer in the Household Cavalry; she was 17 but remarkably self-assured. Andrew went over to her and simply said, ‘Let’s dance.’ They danced and she fell in love.” Who was Camilla going to pick?

Camilla Meets A Special Someone

Camilla’s Marriage To Andrew Bowles

Although they had a tumultuous relationship Major Andrew proposed to Camilla 1973, who accepted, while Charles was thousands of miles away in the West Indies. The next year the two married, and it seemed as though Charles would have to move on and find somebody else after his return from his military duties abroad. It is obvious though, based on current events, that the two still help feelings for each other. But the road back together would be incredibly long.

Camilla’s Marriage To Andrew Bowles

Charles Had Many Eligible Bachelorettes

In spite of Charles’ feelings towards Camilla, many of his family members behind the scenes had been pushing him to meet other women who they preferred. Carolly Erickson wrote in Lilibet: An Intimate Portrait of Elizabeth II that his uncle Lord Mountbatten, the same uncle with the estate in the Broadlands that Charles and Camilla had used, wanted Charles to marry his granddaughter, Amanda Knatchball. But Queen Elizabeth II wasn’t about to be outfoxed, she had other plans for Charles.

Charles Had Many Eligible Bachelorettes

Queen Elizabeth Makes A Match

Queen Elizabeth II, also known as the Queen Mother, had begun pushing her eldest son towards the granddaughter of her friend and Lady In Waiting, Lady Ruth Fermoy. Where other members of the Royal Family had failed, Queen Elizabeth II succeeded. Her efforts at finding a suitable woman for her son led to him dating Lady Sarah Spencer in 1977. Lady Sarah Spencer had a sister though, one who would forever change history for both Charles and for the world.

Queen Elizabeth Makes A Match

Charles First Meets Lady Diana

Charles began formally dating Lady Sarah Spencer in 1977 and it was during that time that he met her younger sister. The beautiful and vivacious Lady Diana Spencer. She was only 16 at the time they met, and it wouldn’t be for another three years until Charles left Lady Sarah in favor of her younger sister. While this inter-family relationship might seem unusual or bothersome, the two sisters didn’t let it get between them, and still managed to remain close.

Charles First Meets Lady Diana

Their First Days Together

Despite already having met Diana Spencer in 1977, it took Prince Charles a further three years before he conjured up the idea of asking her out on a date. Biographer Jonathan Dimbleby claimed that after The Prince of Wales lost his uncle Lord Mountbatten, Diana was there by his side. “Without any apparent surge in feeling, he began to think seriously of her as a potential bride”, Dimbleby wrote. Seeing their dynamic, Prince Phillip urged Charles to make a decision…

Their First Days Together

A Big Decision

Just before Diana began a busy trip to Australia, Prince Charles got down on one knee and asked for her hand in marriage. He did it at this time in order to give Diana enough time to think about the proposal before finally making a decision. However, she made her choice before boarding that plane, saying “yes” in an instant. By the time 1981 came around, 31-year-old Charles and 19-year-old Diana announced their engagement to the world. However, when asked if they were in love? “Whatever ‘in love’ means,” Charles answered.

A Big Decision

Royal Wedding Bells Finally Ring

On February 6, 1981 a spectacular event occurred. Charles finally proposed marriage… to Lady Diana! Two weeks later, on February 24, the engagement was announced and the world cheered along with Charles and Diana. That summer the two married on July 29 at St. Paul’s Cathedral in a magnificent royal wedding. Despite Diana’s wishes, Camilla was present for the ceremony – who can imagine how she was feeling? But the newly royal couple were about to get some more good news.

Royal Wedding Bells Finally Ring

Prince William And Prince Harry

Almost exactly a year after the July 29, 1981 wedding, on June 21, 1982, the now Princess Diana gave birth to her and Charles’ first son, Prince William. Two years later, on September 15, 1984, Prince Harry was born, and for a moment it looked like they were going to be one happy and loving family. However, things suddenly took a turn for Prince Charles and Princess Diana, someone special from his past was now coming back in the picture.

Prince William And Prince Harry

The Beginning of the End

Even the most dedicated royal fans don’t have a clear answer as to why their relationship started to crumble. Whether it was their age gap or the clash in personalities, it only took five years for the cracks to start showing in their relationship. Diana was still finding herself as an individual and was still in the formative years of her adulthood. Eventually, footage surfaced of Diana claiming to have been “deeply in love” with an individual who had close ties with the royal family…

The Beginning of the End

Camilla And Charles Are Caught

According to the ABC special, The Last 100 Days of Diana, in spite of being under the public’s eye and scrutiny, Prince Charles and Camilla couldn’t help but keep their relationship going even though both were in high profile marriages. According to the same special Camilla idolised her great-grandmother, Alice Keppel, the famous mistress of Prince Charles’ great-great-grandfather Edward VII and thus felt justified in her actions. This was not going to bode very well for Charles and Diana’s relationship.

Camilla And Charles Are Caught

Princess Diana Confronts Charles’ Mistress

According to tapes of Diana recorded by Andrew Morton, Diana confronted Camilla at a party. “Camilla, I would just like you to know that I know exactly what is going on between you and Charles. I wasn’t born yesterday.” Camilla responded with, “You’ve got everything you ever wanted. You’ve got all the men in the world to fall in love with you and you’ve got two beautiful children. What more do you want?” And Diana said, “I want my husband.”

Princess Diana Confronts Charles’ Mistress

Diana’s Affair

With rumors spreading about Prince Charles’s rekindled relationship with Camilla, Diana seemed to have no problem compromising her own marriage for attention elsewhere. In 1992, a transcript surfaced detailing a conversation that Diana had with her horseback riding teacher, James Gilbey. However, the conversation had happened a few years beforehand. At one point in the transcript, Gilbey expressed his love towards Diana and referred to her by the nickname “Squidgy.” After referring to her by this name a staggering 53 times – the scandal became known as “Squidgygate.”

Diana’s Affair

Charles’s Leaked Call

It wasn’t just Diana who was getting caught for making intimate phone calls outside of her marriage. A phone call between Camilla and Prince Charles surfaced around the same time. Any speculation surrounding the extramarital relationship was all but confirmed by this phone call. At one point during the conversation, Charles made a crude statement that may have been arousing for Camilla but would make any other listener cringe. The next few months would prove to be a critical period in Charles and Diana’s marriage.

Charles’s Leaked Call

Opening Up to the Press

Soon enough, Jonathan Dimbleby was able to look at all of the documents and diaries that belonged to Prince Charles in order to write a book about him. In 1994, The Prince of Wales was released, with much of Charles’s affair being documented inside. Moreover, there were numerous accounts describing Diana’s mental state. The contents of the book certainly painted a clearer picture of the problems the couple faced. According to Charles, he was “faithful and honorable…until it became irretrievably broken down, us both having tried.”

Opening Up to the Press

Her Side of the Story

Eventually, Princess Diana would find the strength to share her side of the story during this tumultuous period. On November 20th 1995, Diana had an interview with Panorama. During this interview, she explicitly blamed Camilla for her relationship with Charles coming to an end. She said the following when describing her marriage: “Well there were three of us in this marriage so it was a bit crowded.” A staggering 23 million people ended up seeing the interview.

Her Side of the Story

Charles And Diana Are Over

It didn’t take long for the public to catch up to what was going on between Charles, Diana, and Camilla. After a series of intimate conversations between Charles and Camilla were released to the public (in what was later dubbed Camillagate) larger marital difficulties ensued followed by an official divorce in 1995. Many now wondered what was going to happen to Princess Diana. Would she remain within the royal fold? Or was the pain too much for her to handle?

Charles And Diana Are Over

Diana Has Her Priorities Set

For Diana, nothing was more important to her than being a mother to William and Harry. Even though she had been dealing with her husband’s affair she had made sure to always make time for her sons. Rather than let her duties dictate every second of her life, she made sure there was always time to be with her boys, and was even the one to drop them off at school. Soon word of her kindness began to spread worldwide.

Diana Has Her Priorities Set

Diana As A Media Icon

Diana wasn’t just a wonderful mother, she took full responsibility of her position and the good it could bring. She devoted herself to charities and became a champion of issues that were close to her heart. The public couldn’t get enough of her and she soon became the most photographed woman in the world. Everything seemed to be getting back on track when one horrible day, a devastating tragedy struck that would forever change the Royal Family and the world.

Diana As A Media Icon

The World Remembers Princess Diana

In 1997, while trying to flee the paparazzi while traveling in Paris, France, Princess Diana died after her car crashed driving through a tunnel. The world was horrified as one of its most treasured icons suddenly passed. During the massive funeral procession Charles stood next to his sons as they gave their mother one last goodbye. For Charles, as sad as the passing was, it was now going to complicate his life and Camilla’s life in a totally unexpected way.

The World Remembers Princess Diana

Charles Was Keeping A Secret

Unbeknownst to the rest of the world, Charles had continued his affair with Camilla even after falling hard under public scrutiny. In 1995, Camilla also had announced her divorce to her husband, and the two had continued to meet in secret, like they had nearly 15 years prior. A year after Diana passed, Charles made the bold decision to introduce Camilla to his sons but was reluctant to go public with their relationship. That would result in unprecedented public madness.

Charles Was Keeping A Secret

Charles And Camilla Go Public

In 1999 the couple finally made their first public appearance – although accounts differ if it was really meant for the night Camilla’s sister’s 50th birthday. The birthday was hosted at the London Ritz with Charles and Camilla arriving two hours apart, but that didn’t stop them from leaving together. That public exit resulted in a flurry of press attention, many having mixed feelings about Charles moving on so quickly after Diana. Their reaction though, was nothing compared to the Queen’s.

Charles And Camilla Go Public

Looking For The Queen’s Approval

Charles and Camilla had gone public, he had even introduced her to his sons, but the couple had one final hurdle to overcome. The Queen refused to attend Charles’ 50th birthday party due to Camilla being one of the guests. It wouldn’t be for another year that she would even go a party where Camilla was present. Once she did, Charles and Camilla took that as her tacit approval of their relationship. There was only one thing left to do.

Looking For The Queen’s Approval

Charles And Camilla Finally Marry

It was 2005 when Charles and Camilla decided to publicly announce their engagement. By now the couple had known each other for 35 years and in spite of it all they were getting married. The Queen however, refrained from attending the wedding, choosing instead to make an appearance at the Service of Prayer and Dedication and the reception. Prince William served as the best man, and after the wedding he and Prince Harry welcomed into the family yet another person.

Charles And Camilla Finally Marry

The (Somewhat) Secret Step Sister

A year after Charles had met Princess Diana while dating her sister, Camilla was busy building a family of her own. In 1978 she gave birth to a girl. Although this girl would grow to be a woman who was not interested in life as a royal, or in being in the spotlight like her mother, she would nonetheless be step sister to two royal princes and the step daughter to the air to the throne. This woman’s name was…

The (Somewhat) Secret Step Sister

Who Is This Step Sister?

Laura Parker Bowles grew up in Bolehyde Manor in Allington, and later Middlewick House in Corsham, also in Wiltshire. Laura was later educated at a Catholic girls boarding school in Dorset, and afterwards she went on to study both History of Art and Marketing at Oxford Brookes University. In 2001 she moved to Venice, Italy where she worked in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, a modern art museum on the Grand Canal. Her next job put her next to someone special.

Who Is This Step Sister?

She Also Has A Brother

After coming back from Venice, Laura got a job with her older brother Tom at the high end magazine, Tatler. For those unfamiliar with the magazine Tatler’s readers are mostly wealthy and upper class who are provided with articles about a wide variety of topics. Laura was the motoring correspondent while her brother was Tatler’s food correspondent and reviewer. It seemed as though Tatler was a good jumping off point for the two of them considering where they are now.

She Also Has A Brother

Laura’s Got A Cool Job

After leaving the magazine Laura moved into the art world and began managing The Space Gallery in London’s Belgravia area. In 2005 Laura opened up her own shop, she co-founded London’s Eleven Gallery where she is also working as the gallery’s director. For Laura, it seems that staying out of the tabloids is the preferred style of living. That and, of course, art. While she has managed to keep her name out of headlines, her brother has quite the reputation.

Laura’s Got A Cool Job

Tom Makes A Big Splash

While Laura prefers to keep a low profile, Tom is a big deal in the food world. As a writer he has published seven cookbooks and even won the Guild of Food Writers Award in 2010 for his writings on British food. His expertise has placed him on several food based television shows as a judge and he has even traveled the country writing for various magazines. But there seems to be one thing missing from his and Laura’s lives.

Tom Makes A Big Splash

The Inter Sibling Royal Rivalry

Growing up, Tom and Laura had a tumultuous family relationship. Even though they themselves were lucky enough to not be the focus of headlines as children they didn’t exactly get along with Harry and William as children. According to Express magazine UK, the two young princes unfairly blamed Tom and Laura for their and their parents woes. Things weren’t looking so good between the royal siblings and their step siblings, so how were things going to get repaired between them?

The Inter Sibling Royal Rivalry

The First Sign Of Improvement

Even though things were tough between the siblings as children, it seems that by adulthood everyone was able to work out their differences. The biggest and most public sign that things had improved between everyone was the lead up to the wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. Leading up to the wedding, Laura had gone with her mother Camilla, Kate, and Kate’s sister Pippa to a brunch. During that brunch, onlookers overheard Camilla saying something quite direct to Kate.

The First Sign Of Improvement

Mother In Law Gives Advice

According to a report from ABC, during that lunch onlookers reported hearing Camilla giving Kate some advice about how to have a successful marriage. While Kate’s response was polite, it was unclear what her true feelings were at having someone who had blown up tabloid headlines giving her tips on how to run her marriage – all this before the wedding bells had even rung! Would something like this ruin Laura and Tom’s chances at reconnecting with their royal step siblings?

Mother In Law Gives Advice

Bridesmaid For William And Kate

In 2011 Laura’s daughter Eliza was invited to be a bridesmaid at William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding. It seemed to be a gesture that all the tension of their childhood past was nothing but water under the bridge. Since then, all the step siblings have been seen at each other’s weddings. While attending family events is a sign of a healthy bond between family, there has always been a feeling that step sister Laura can’t quite shake.

Bridesmaid For William And Kate

Married Into It, Not Born

Even though Laura and Tom do attend things like weddings they are still a rare sight at other royal functions. Tom explained on Good Morning Britain that he and his sister were “not quite part of the royal family to be honest.” He continued on by explaining that “My mother married into it. She’s part of it. We’re the common children. We’re just on the side.” It seems to be a hard fact for any royal step sibling to accept.

Married Into It, Not Born

What About Harry And Meghan?

Leading up to the wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the press speculated if they were going to get a glimpse of Tom and Laura. Although there was some heated debate, most assumed it was just the press stirring up drama. Many pointed out that for Laura’s marriage to her husband Harry Lopes, William flew back from vacationing in Mustique and Harry had travelled back all the way from Cape Town, South Africa to be there for the two.

What About Harry And Meghan?

There On The Big Day

May 19, 2018 was the date of another fabulous royal wedding as Prince Harry married American actress Meghan Markle, generating excitement on both sides of the pond. Sure enough, in attendance was low key step sister Laura Lopes and her brother Tom. Both, it seemed, were welcomed to the marriage and both of them were dressed in their royal best. For Laura, it seems that having a life outside of fame doesn’t stop her from being there for the family.

There On The Big Day

Laura Has Her Own Family

Some 18 months after Laura’s wedding day to accountant Harry Lopes on May 6, 2006, she came forward with some great news. Laura gave birth to a daughter Eliza, in January 2008. In July 2009, it was announced that the couple were expecting twins, and sure enough, on 30 December, she gave birth to Gus and Louis, two fraternal brothers. We may not see a lot of her, but she and her family are definitely a part of royal life.

Laura Has Her Own Family

Inside the Royal Family’s Net Worth

The British Royal family has been making headlines for decades, and now we’re taking a look at the net worth of each family member.

Queen Elizabeth – $550 million

The Queen has sat on her throne for over 60 years, and it’s no surprise she has amassed a wealth of such grandeur. Not only does she get her wealth from the paycheck that the British taxpayers foot the bill for, but she also owns several very pricey plots of land. Her favorite getaway, Balmoral Castle, is worth $140 million.

Queen Elizabeth – $550 million

Charles, Prince of Wales – $100 million

The future King is already worth $100 million. That is only going to rise once he takes the throne, as he is set to inherit all his other assets as well. But Charles doesn’t rely on that, as he has a business, real estate and investments of his own. Through savvy business moves, he is not going to have any problems picking up the tab when he and his mates get together for a pint.

Charles, Prince of Wales – $100 million

Lady Kitty Spencer – $100 million

Not a member of the main branch of the royal family, the niece of Princess Diana has really worked hard to grow her portfolio. Doing this has elevated her net worth to higher than even some of her famous relatives. She did start with a good foundation with the inheritance she received from her family, but she also has earned quite a nice sum walking the catwalks. Lady Spencer has modeled for some of the world’s most prominent designers and brands.

Lady Kitty Spencer – $100 million

Zara Tindall – $20 million

There has always been a strong tie between the royal family and the equestrian world. From raising horses to riding, and then some very prominent figures who have excelled at the sport. That includes Zara. The granddaughter of the Queen has taken her love to the highest level of competition – the Olympics, where she won a silver medal. Along with the medal, she has earned a ton of money through endorsements from some of the biggest brands.

Zara Tindall – $20 million

Lady Eliza Spencer – $74 million

Another niece of the late Princess Diana, Lady Eliza Spencer, has banked a lot of money. Both Lady Eliza Spencer and her sister Amelia were brought up in a grounded environment, which now allows them to truly appreciate the finer things in life such as haute couture fashion and exotic vacation destinations.

Lady Eliza Spencer – $74 million

Lady Amelia Windsor – $1 million

Lady Amelia Windsor has worked really hard to make her fortune. She is not nearly as close to the wealth spring as her cousins William and Harry, so she has had to find a way to make money. And she found her way to the world of fashion. Amelia has worked with famous fashion houses like Dolce & Gabbana and many more. Walking the catwalk has made her a wealthy lady, and it only looks like she is going to get more wealth as time goes by.

Lady Amelia Windsor – $1 million

Diana, Princess of Wales – $55 million

Gone but never forgotten, the stunning and generous Princess Diana was the heart and soul of the royal family for many years. But eventually, she and Charles would split, and she would be the recipient of a pretty nice settlement. Receiving $22 million for the separation only boosted her fortunes. When she tragically died in a car crash, she left her assets to be evenly distributed between her two young sons.

Diana, Princess of Wales – $55 million

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – $5 million

It may have taken some time for people to accept Camilla as Charles’s significant other. After all, she was stepping into the place of one of the most beloved royals (perhaps of all time), Diana. Eventually, she found her groove, and people began to warm to her charms. Prince Charles was so enamored with her charms that he opted out for a prenup, which means what is his is hers, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t have her own money. In fact, though not as much as other royals, she sits on quite a nice nest egg.

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall – $5 million

Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh – $20 million

At 97 years old, the husband of the Queen has his duties and title, the Duke of Edinburgh. In fact, that is where most of his money comes from. He gets paid for duties that he carries out in the Queen’s name, and this earns him $442,000 per year. These can include state dinners, tours abroad, and the state opening of the parliament. Though, as of late, he has stepped down from these duties, he still is sitting pretty with quite a lot of rainy day money.

Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh – $20 million

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge – $40 million

There is a while before William will ascend to the throne, but he isn’t waiting until then to start building his portfolio. His net worth comes from several places, as well as his inheritance and his monthly allowance. Along with that money comes the fruits of his labors as well as the salary provided by the British taxpayers. That all combines to make him quite a wealthy King to be.

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge – $40 million

Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon – $25 million

Princess Margaret passed in 2002, but during her lifetime, she accrued a great deal of money as well as quite a reputation. She left her own unique mark on the world and the royal family in her lifetime. Margaret had a topsy turvy life when it came to personal relationships, but she didn’t have that problem in her financial life. Even though she accrued a massive net worth, she gave a majority of it away to charity.

Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon – $25 million

Prince Michael of Kent – $40 million

The name might not sound familiar, but he is one of the big league royals. Prince Michael is the cousin of the Queen and has led a pretty quiet life in comparison to the rest of the flock. Financially he has seen some trying times, but through hard work, he has picked himself back up. Finding his footing, he climbed out of the hole and rebuilt his worth.

Prince Michael of Kent – $40 million

Princess Michael of Kent – $8 million

Though this is how she is commonly referred to in public and at state affairs, this royal does have a given name. Her friends and family know her as Marie Christine von Reibnitz. The Princess is kind of a contentious figure amongst many of the royal family, but she doesn’t let that stop her from living her best life. Married to Prince Michael, this regal lady may not be the wealthiest royal, but she does all right for herself.

Princess Michael of Kent – $8 million

Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy – $22 to 25 million

What a title! Like her brother Prince Michael, she has watched as she was pushed further and further down the line of succession, but that doesn’t seem to bother her. Sadly her husband passed away in 2004, leaving her with quite an inheritance. So that, combined with her own money, has definitely filled her coffers. This will make it easy to keep up with her hat collection; after all, it has to be on point – her cousin is the Queen.

Princess Alexandra, The Honorable Lady Ogilvy – $22 to 25 million

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent – $10 million

The first cousin to the Queen may not be as in your face as the rest of the brood, but he plays an important part in many ways. Edward is involved in many royal functions and plays a big role in quite a few charities and other establishments. He was able to parlay all of that into amassing a decent fortune.

Prince Edward, Duke of Kent – $10 million

Katharine, Duchess of Kent – $10 million

This royal wife likes to stay out of the public eye. Her husband is Prince Edward, and even with that high profile spouse (though he stays out of the limelight pretty well too), she still makes very few public appearances. She and her husband are both millionaires but still on the lower end of the spectrum when you look at some of the other royal’s net worth.

Katharine, Duchess of Kent – $10 million

Sarah, Duchess of York – $1 million

Even after her divorce from Prince Andrew, Fergie is still one of the most well-known and notable members of the royal family. Struggling after her separation from the family, Sarah’s financials ebbed and flowed dependent on what jobs she could pull. But over the years, she has evened it out and is sitting on a cool million. Plus, she owns a 17 million dollar swiss chalet, so there is always that.

Sarah, Duchess of York – $1 million

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex – $45 million

As the youngest of the Queen’s children, he flies under the radar quite regularly. In fact, when asked, most people could not even tell you what he looks like or even what he does. Like his famous siblings, he makes a salary being a royal, but he didn’t want that to be his only source of income. He loves to work hard and, over the years, has turned that hard-working mentality into quite a bankroll.

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex – $45 million

Sophie, Countess of Wessex – $45 million

Married to Prince Edward and became very close to the Queen. Though time has seen them drift apart, not for anything bad, just because kids have taken precedence over their relationship. Her husband is very well off, but Sophie is a boss and has her coin. She has been a PR mogul and ran her own company, and because of this, she is a self-sufficient woman.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex – $45 million

Anne, Princess Royal – $100 million

The only girl born to the Queen and Prince Phillip; Anne has her little piece of the Queen’s heart. Anne has had quite a career as a royal and an equestrian both. She was able to do her duty to the family while building her standing in the riding sports. This hard work led her to compete in the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. Along with her Princess Royal duties and her other amazing accomplishments, her net worth rivals that of her big brothers, at least for now.

Anne, Princess Royal – $100 million

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester – $25 million

The Prince has a little chip on his shoulder as it may seem. He has been known to complain about being the poorest of the family. Though most people, when looking at his bank account, may look at him like he is crazy. Due to his estate and the heirlooms in it, this pauper among princes still has over 20 million dollars lying around.

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester – $25 million

Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester – $13 million

There are a lot of royal spouses that feel the pressure of their status, but not this smiling Dane. Birgitte loves the limelight and being married to her Prince Charming. She smiles big for photos at every royal function that she is at and loves all the perks of being a royal. That includes precious jewels and jewelry made from those precious jewels. Due to her love for some stunning bling, her net worth is well over 10 million.

Birgitte, Duchess of Gloucester – $13 million

Princess Eugenie of York – $5 million

Opting to work and earn a salary Eugenie is not really in the public’s eye that much. She wanted a career outside of the royal duties, and that is just what she has created for herself. Eugenie worked her way up into being an associate director at a very prestigious art gallery. So she may not have as much money as her cousins, but she definitely is happy with her choices.

Princess Eugenie of York – $5 million

Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer – $149 million

The youngest brother of Princess Diana may have earned a lot of his money through his inheritance, but he also had a successful career outside of being royal. Charles Spencer spent years being a successful news correspondent. He worked for television companies like NBC. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that he is very good with his money. All of that has helped him become very wealthy in his own right.

Charles Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer – $149 million

Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp – $196 million

Louis Spencer stands to take advantage of a centuries-old tradition… inheritance. In fact, once he inherits his father’s fortune, young Louis will be worth almost 200 million dollars. That’s his fortune, and his father’s too, you see Louis is already pretty well off on his own. Through many successful business dealings, Louis Spencer has really earned a nice size bank account.

Louis Spencer, Viscount Althorp – $196 million

Lady Helen Taylor – $10 million

The daughter of Prince Edward and his wife Katharine is well known for a lot of things, including her marriage to a well-known art dealer, Timothy Taylor. Both he and his wife have created a reputation in this world. She also is very well known for her daring and interesting fashion sense. She is part of the family, but she isn’t quite as well off as some of the other members.

Lady Helen Taylor – $10 million

Lady Rose Gilman – $5 million

Rose Gilman nee Windsor is the daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. This royal tends to stay away from royal duties opting instead of working in her chosen profession. Lady Rose is a pretty big name in the movie world. She has worked on some very big movies, including one of the Harry Potter films as well as the Margaret Thatcher biopic.

Lady Rose Gilman – $5 million

Lord Frederick Windsor – $40 million

Lord Frederick has the potential to have some great get-togethers. Along with his famous parents, and famous wife, Sophie Winkleman, as well as some of her famous friends. Like the rest of the royal family, he earns a stipend for his royal duties. He also has earned money as a journalist and a businessman. This gives the Lord a good-sized bank account to support his family.

Lord Frederick Windsor – $40 million

Lady Gabriella Windsor – $40 million

Lord Fredericks’s sister, Gabriella, is no slouch when it comes to zeroes in her bank account. Journalism must run in the veins of these siblings because she has made a little coin in the field as well. Through her success in this field, she has amassed a wealth that rivals many of her fellow royals. Though there is no specific proof of her net worth, most have hers somewhere in the 40 million marks.

Lady Gabriella Windsor – $40 million

Lady Charlotte Wellesley – $5 million

The daughter of the Duke of Wellington, Lady Charlotte, started off pretty wealthy. Her family are direct descendants of Queen Victoria and are with quite a bit of money. Then when she married, her net worth only increased. She doesn’t have to wait for his money because she made a good salary as a photographer’s assistant. The duo has upped their net worth through business and investments.

Lady Charlotte Wellesley – $5 million

Lady Sarah Chatto – $18 million

The Queen’s niece isn’t one of the more well-known royals, but she did get some notoriety by appearing in a documentary for her Aunt. Her inheritance is what forms the entirety of her net worth. She lives her life away from the public eye, although she has a lot of great relationships with several members of her family, including Charles and Harry.

Lady Sarah Chatto – $18 million

Daniel Chatto – $1 million

The husband of Sarah Chatto has built his fortune by being on the silver screen. He has been in several very popular movies like “A Christmas Carol’. Even with both of his high profile lives, he still manages to stay out of the limelight. Except for when he’s on the big screen and for premieres that are. This makes him a rarity for both the royals and actors.

Daniel Chatto – $1 million

King Harald of Norway – $17.3 million

This may seem like a weird entry, but the King of the Nordic country is a direct relation to the Queen and the UK Royals. There is no way he could possibly be in line for the throne, but he has enough on his plate. Even once he steps down the King will be able to enjoy a nice relaxing retirement no matter where he decides to lay his head.

King Harald of Norway – $17.3 million

Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster – $13 million

After the passing of his father, this young man not only got the title but the money too. This made him one of the wealthiest young men in the world. His primary source of income comes from him being the head of the Grosvenor Group, a real estate company in England. Along with this, he is the manager of accounts for Bio-bean. This millionaire royal does keep to himself for a majority of the time.

Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster – $13 million

Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence – $10 million

The Vice-Admiral is the husband of Princess Royal, Anne. He served in the Royal Navy and came with his fortune. After retiring, he moved into politics. Along the way, he also was able to court Princess Anne. After they married, he would be knighted and expand his title to the lengthy one he now has. Over the years, he has managed to elevate his financial solvency to about 10 million.

Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence – $10 million

Christopher Portman, 10th Viscount Portman – $2 million

This royal came into his title rather late in life. He was 41 when the title was passed to him after his father passed away. He and his family have found themselves on many lists of the richest people in the world. This fortune was made through the running of a major estate in London, as well as property in the US.

Christopher Portman, 10th Viscount Portman – $2 million

Mike Tindall – $1 to 5 million

The husband of Zara Tindall was a professional rugby player for England. He was on the field between 2000 – 2011. He was a very popular player and is one of the wealthiest players in the country. Over his career, he worked up to making $200,000 a year. After retirement, he found his net worth anywhere from one million to five million. This money is separate from his wife’s wealth.

Mike Tindall – $1 to 5 million

David Armstrong-Jones – $17 million

David holds the title of the Earl of Snowden. The son of Princess Margaret has not only inherited a large sum but has turned that money onto a lot more than what he started with. This was primarily done from his love for furniture, and he runs his own furniture business. Through this, he has built his wealth to just under $20 million. He still runs this business and is still increasing his bank account.

David Armstrong-Jones – $17 million

Serena Armstrong-Jones – $10 million

Serena is married to David Armstrong-Jones. Born in Ireland to a viscount, she amassed her wealth before joining the royal family. She earned her money through publicity. Serena worked for Armani and then opened her store. There is no way of really knowing exactly what her real worth is, but many guess that it is somewhere in the 10 million areas.

Serena Armstrong-Jones – $10 million

Peter Phillips – $20 million

This royal does not have a title but is very successful. He attended Exeter and graduated with a Sports Medicine degree. Peter has held many positions with different sports teams. These jobs have allowed him to accrue a hefty sum of money. Of all the royals on our list, he may be the only one that hasn’t started his wealth through inheritance.

Peter Phillips – $20 million

Prince Andrew, Duke of York – $82 million

The younger brother of Prince Charles, hasn’t been at the forefront of the spotlight like his brother. After separating from the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson (otherwise known as Fergie), he turned his focus to his business ventures. He has built a fortune not only from his salary as one of the royals but by making sound business investments and deals.

Prince Andrew, Duke of York – $82 million

Autumn Phillips – $1 million-$5 million/post_page_title]

Recently stealing headlines for what many believe to be the wrong reasons, Autumn Phillips recently took a big step further away from the royal family after separating from husband Peter. The Canadian-born had previously met him after graduating from McGill University. Prior to this, Autumn had worked as a model, a bartender and as an actress. She eventually went on to become a management consultant, which helped her raise her net worth. Any divorce settlement is bound to help raise her fortune considerably in the future.

Jack Brooksbank – $4.7 million

Jack Brooksbank recently moved in with Eugenie into a three-bedroom Ivy Cottage in Kensington Palace. Although he didn’t graduate from university, Brooksbank is a successful businessman, having managed the nightclub Mahiki over the years. These days, he is the European brand ambassador for drink company Casamigos. He also founded the wholesaler Jack Brooksbank Ltd. It must be clarified that the aforementioned figure is a combined net worth shared between Jack and Eugenie.

Jack Brooksbank – $4.7 million

Pippa Middleton – $1 million

Kate Middleton’s younger sister isn’t technically a royal but definitely royal adjacent. Making a stunning arrival at her sister’s wedding, she became the toast of the town. With that, she was brought into the fold and has been used as a surrogate for events. That is not, however, where her wealth comes from. Her wealth comes from the family business. Plus, she just married very well and into a title, so she is doing just fine.

Pippa Middleton – $1 million

Princess Beatrice of York – $5 million

Beatrice is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Fergie, but like many of the younger generation doesn’t rely on her family’s wealth to make her mark in the world. Savvy and smart when it comes to business and marketing, she used her intelligence and made a name for herself in the business world. The Princess has worked as both a consultant and an analyst during her very successful career.

Princess Beatrice of York – $5 million

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge – $10 million

Prince William’s beautiful wife is new to the royal game, but she has gotten it down in no time. In just a short period, she has built up a nice chunk of change. Part of her 10 million comes from her duties as the Duchess. But she also makes money from her family business. Her family owns a company called Party Pieces, and that company brings in a few pretty pennies for the Duchess.

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge – $10 million

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex – $5 million

Megan Markel is a controversial character in the royal family. She has ruffled some feathers as of late with her and her husband’s decision to remove themselves from the duties of the royal family. She doesn’t need the money, though, as she came into the mix pretty well off. She may not have as much money, but she will figure it out; she is a pretty smart lady.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex – $5 million

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex – $25 million

Harry is no stranger to being the top headline from his playboy status to his recent exit from his royal duties; he knows how to leave a mark. Harry receives a chunk of money from his inheritance from his mother, but he also has contributed to his net worth through business investments. His financial future is up in the air, though, as he and his new wife, Megan Markle, have recently decided to step back from their duties and focus on their family. That means being financially self-sufficient.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex – $25 million