You will probably be unsurprised to hear that Kate Middleton is worth a lot of money, but we’re here to confirm that her financial standing is, as expected, rather flush.
Since Kate Middleton finally married Prince William in 2011, she has been an incredibly influential figure in various areas of British culture. For example, the media have called Middleton’s influence on British fashion the “Middleton effect.”
Here, we talk through Kate Middleton’s net worth and how she has so much cash to her name.
What Is Kate Middleton’s Net Worth?
As of 2022, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, has an estimated net worth of £8 million or $10 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Of course, some of this affluence can be put down to her royal status; her husband William has the formal title of ‘The Duke of Cambridge,’ and is the eldest son of Prince Charles and the late Diana. Back when he worked with the RAF, William was paid a salary of $73,000 a year, but these days one of his most important sources of revenue is via the Duchy of Cornwall, which made a financial gain of $26 million in 2020, a part of which is shared out to William and his family by Charles.
The Queen’s individual net worth is set at $530 million. She has a vast amount of her own riches from her father King George VI. This is a source of her independent wealth that does not come from British taxpayers.
But even when you take Prince William and the rest of the royals out of the equation, Middleton has a spectacular amount of wealth alone. Her money is mostly as a result of a small number of intelligent investments before joining the royal family and her mother and father, whose event-planning business - Party Pieces, set up in 1987 - is estimated to be worth around £30 million. In spite of being dubbed as commoners, Michael and Carole Middleton are prosperous, self-made multi-millionaires, so the duchess grew up upper class.
Of course, since becoming royal herself, Kate Middleton enjoys even more luxury than she did before. Her engagement ring is just one example of how being royalty has boosted her worth - her 12-carat oval Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds and set in white gold was formerly owned by Diana. The ring was not custom-made, but was created by British jeweller Garrard and chosen by Prince Charles for his proposal to Diana in 1981. This sapphire engagement ring is maybe the most well known piece of jewellery Middleton was left by Diana, but she has also reportedly been given more of her late mother-in-law’s belongings.
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