Category: Kate Middleton

How much money does the royal family make? Where does it come from? What do they do?

For Americans the British Royal Family is fun. We get caught up in the romance of it. We don’t have people with official titles straight from fairy tales like “King” or “Princess” or “Duke” around here, and we’re not always sure what exactly they do, or how they make the money that keeps them uber rich and luxuriating in a lavish royal lifestyle. They never seem to have real jobs, and making impeccable and gracious public appearances seems to be the only thing they do. People make jokes about them being a drain on the British taxpayers, but are they really?