Financial Worth Of The British Royal Family

The top members of the British royal family are worth more than $1 billion, with Queen Elizabeth II topping the list at $510 million, according to a recent .

That tops soccer star David Beckham’s net worth, reported to be $260 million. And is more than the value of the reigning soccer champions of England, Manchester City Football Club,  reportedly worth $443 million.

In honor of the queen’s Diamond Jubilee, financial firm Wealth-X calculated the net worth of the top members of the British royal line of succession. The figure does not include the Crown Jewels or the Royal Collection of art.


Prince Charles, the monarch’s son and first in line to the throne, had the second-highest net worth of the family. His worth is estimated at $210 million, according to Wealth-X. Prince Andrew, who is Charles’ brother and was once married to Sarah Ferguson, is worth $75 million, according to the study. Princes William and Harry, sons of Charles and the late Princess Diana, are worth $19 million and $16 million, respectively.

Business Insider reported that Mykolas D. Rambus, CEO of Wealth-X, said, “The fact that the combined wealth of the top 14 members only reached $1 billion reflects what has been suspected for some time: that new wealth is overtaking old wealth in Britain.”

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Queen Elizabeth II ‘Humbled’ By Diamond Jubilee Events

The Queen has called her Diamond Jubilee “a humbling experience”, saying she had been “touched deeply” by seeing so many people celebrating together. In a message to the nation, she thanked all those who organised the events.

Festivities culminated in an appearance by the senior royals on the Buckingham Palace balcony in front of huge crowds to watch an RAF flypast. But the Queen’s consort, Prince Philip, was absent from her side as he remains in hospital with a bladder infection. The Earl and Countess of Wessex visited the Duke of Edinburgh on Tuesday afternoon. Afterwards, Prince Edward said: “He’s feeling better.” The countess added: “He’s in good spirits; he’s on good form.”


The Queen’s message was broadcast on television and radio across the UK and Commonwealth:

“The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience,” she said. “It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbours and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere… But Prince Philip and I want to take this opportunity to offer our special thanks and appreciation to all those who have had a hand in organising these Jubilee celebrations.

She added: “I hope that memories of all this year’s happy events will brighten our lives for many years to come… I will continue to treasure and draw inspiration from the countless kindnesses shown to me in this country and throughout the Commonwealth. Thank you all.”

On Sunday, about a thousand boats took part in the Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant, the first of its kind for 350 years.

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