Damn, it must be good to be a royal. Having people bow and curtsy before you, having the title HRH before your name, still getting allowance from Daddy (or in Duchess Kate‘s case, Daddy-in-Law), Prince Charles.
Clarence House released its Annual Review which details Charles and Camilla’s expenditures in the past year. According to the report, among various other expenditures Charles allots an allowance of $5.8 million to cover Prince William‘s, Kate’s and Prince Harry‘s “official activities.”
The palace did not reveal specifics as to how the funds were spent but it is believed that the money was put towards paying staff, travel costs and the official wardrobe of the royals. Now, we need to point out that any time a royal visits another country, it’s on the host’s dime, not the visiting royals, so not sure what’s considered a “travel cost.”
The future king draws a hefty, and we mean hefty income from his massive estate, the Duchy of Cornwall. (Did you know Prince Charles is the Duke of Cornwall? Well now you do.) This year Charles received $39 million, up 1.7 per cent from last year. Considering only a fraction of it is going towards his sons and daughter-in-law, we’d love to see what the intimate details of the entire amount would look like. Golden toilets for all!
It’s been reported that Will and Kate paid out of pocket for the upkeep and refurbishments to their Anmer Hall home, as well as paying for Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s nanny, though we can imagine some of Charles’ millions going towards all that as well.
In addition, William and Harry also received salaries from their army jobs so they’re just rolling in it. If Kate and George got a cut of the profits from sales their fashion choices inspired, they might not need Charles’ money at all.