Here’s How the British Royal Family Spends Their Money

The epitome of elegance, the British royal family lives a life of opulence a commoner can barely fathom. Whether they were born in the spotlight or married into it — like Dutchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and Prince Harry’s bride-to-be Meghan Markle — the well-heeled Brits have captivated the world for as long as anyone can remember.

The Mountbatten-Windsor clan resides in palaces, has personal staffers at their beck and call and regularly jets off to exotic locales. But in many ways, they’re just like regular people. They have bills, like to decorate for the holidays and like to dine out every so often. Take a look at how they spend their money, and get a glimpse of the elite family’s financial state.

Last updated: April 24, 2018

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