Let’s face it, the men in our lives don’t always get it right, but the most important thing is to acknowledge them for their efforts. One woman, however, went straight to the internet with a personal “ring shaming” post, after finding a ring in her boyfriend’s nightstand, before he’d had the opportunity to propose to her. Of course, the page it was posted in on Reddit was dedicated to that sort of ridicule, making fun of rings.
In her post, she wrote, “Ewwwww. Self shame Friday here I come. Found this in the BF’s nightstand. Not a fan. Please roast and then tell me how to tactfully say no you need to go get something different.” At the very least, she realized that rejecting the piece of jewelry would require some sensitivity. However, unlike many other posts of that nature, the online community seemed to disagree with her judgment.
The ring she was so horrified by happened to have three diamonds set into a silver colored band. As other Reddit users commented, there didn’t seem to be anything distinctly wrong with the ring, even if personal tastes may differ. One comment read, “Am I the only one who thinks the ring looks beautiful?” Another added, “I’m not a gem expert, but those diamonds look pretty big to me.”
Sadly, this kind of post shouldn’t come as a surprise when a Facebook group called “That’s It, I’m Ring Shaming” has over 19,000 members. The ring shaming group isn’t even alone, as there are groups also dedicated to complaining about everything from hairstyles, nails, and of course, wedding dresses. At the end of the day, all of these things are far less important than the person one chooses to marry. Material possessions, like a life partner, are always a question of personal taste.
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.
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.
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. After parting ways with the Royal family, Diana 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York – $82 million
The younger brother of Prince Charles, Andrew, has made headlines of his own. With separating from the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson (otherwise known as Fergie), Andrew backed away from the spotlight. 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.
Sarah, Duchess of York – $1 million
Even after leaving the Royal Family and Prince Andrew, Fergie is still one of the most well-known and notable members of the royal family. Sarah’s financials ebbed and flowed depending 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James, Viscount Severn – $10 million
This 11-year-old has already begun his royal career. He visits the Palace whenever he feels like it and has already held council with some very important people. Prince Edward has decided that though this young royal could hold a higher title, his family has decided his title will only be an earl. Until that time he will be a Viscount. With this title and his family’s wealth, the net worth of this young man is quite large.
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.
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.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor – $65-$90 million
It should come as no surprise that Harry and Meghan’s baby boy Archie would already be on this impressive list of rich British royals. In such a small space of time, the little one has already had a huge impact on the British economy and he’s not even one year old. He was already talked about for many months prior to his birth. Now that his parents have stepped down as senior royal members, it stands to reason that all eyes are on Archie.
Autumn Phillips – $1 million-$5 million
Autumn Phillips recently took a big step further away from the royal family after separating from husband Peter. The Canadian-born Royal had previously met her husband 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.
Prince Louis of Cambridge – $1 billion
One of the latest entries into the royal family, Prince Louis of Cambridge, is already worth a fortune and is not even one year old yet. Not only do experts believe that he will add a staggering $70 million to the British economy throughout his lifetime, Marie Claire claims that Louis was already worth at least $1 billion during the time of his birth. Tourists who are coming to experience all things royal are bound to buy all sorts of souvenirs with his name and face on it.
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.
Savannah Phillips – $100,000
The eldest daughter of Peter and Autumn Phillips has a respectable net worth to her name as well. Despite being one of the lesser-known royal figures on this list, and not carrying any particular royal duties, Savannah deserves to be mentioned. Despite not receiving a direct royal salary, the 10-year-old still has an impressive $100,000 to her name. While the status of her family is in a period of uncertainty right now due to her parents’ separation, Savannah will always be in and around the royal family.
Mia Grace Tindall – $500,000-$1 million
She might not have a royal title, but Mia Grace Tindal’s net worth is certainly worth talking about, especially when you compare it to some of the other royals on this list. Prior to 2019, it was believed that Mia was worth somewhere between $500,000 and $1 million. Despite not even being in double figures in terms of age, it is also believed that her net worth has since risen from those numbers. It seems like she has a bright financial future ahead of her.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.