Duchess Camilla is the queen consort, she and King Charles III basically swim in tiaras, gold bars, thrones and palaces. Like, WEALTH is really on another level inducing “eating the rich”. But while Camilla definitely has access to a new degree of $$$ thanks to her Queen-ish status, make no mistake: she’s always been wealthy. It’s time to delve into Camilla’s pre-Charles finances, a real adventure that will leave you feeling a little resentful that you’re not a wealthy aristocrat with multiple estates to your name.
Camilla has a huge personal legacy
Camilla’s father was a successful businessman named Major Bruce Shand, and her mother Rosalind Cubitt’s family members are British aristocrats in their own right. Apparently the cubits were big Camilla fans, because according to Independentthey left him an inheritance of £500,000.
Meanwhile, Camilla’s maternal great-grandmother was one of King Edward VII’s mistresses, which…yes, means she and Charles are potentially (very, very distantly) related? Not relevant to his net worth, but felt the need to share 🙂
She owns a posh country house
Camilla has a country house/mansion which she bought for £850,000 after her divorce, and apparently she intends to keep it now that Charles is king. A source tells The telegraph that “The Queen Consort has spent most of her life as a private citizen – so she understands the meaning of closing your front door and having a place for you. Ray Mill is the only place she can literally and metaphorically kicking off his shoes and spending time with family and friends in a truly informal setting.It’s an escape from royal life and it will be even more precious now.
No pictures of the house in the name of privacy, so here’s Camilla relaxing in her old country spot (which she owned with her ex):
Really, even this chicken has a better quality of life than me.
So what is Queen Consort Camilla’s total net worth?
It’s unclear what Camilla got in her divorce settlement from first husband Andrew Parker-Bowles, but Celebrity Net Worth reports that she current net worth sits at $5 million. Again, it’s her personal income, totally separate from the $500-600 million Charles has now that he is king.
Awk, but what if Camilla and Charles divorce?
It’s obviously highly unlikely, but thanks to the fact that the royal divorce isn’t exactly new, it is a precedent for how these things are handled should it happen. In fact, we can turn to Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s divorce settlement for clues as to what might happen if he and Camilla go their separate ways (which, again, probably won’t happen). .
As well as being able to keep her quarters at Kensington Palace, Diana also had access to jets used by the Royal Family and said she could “use the State Rooms at St. James’s Palace for entertainment.” More importantly, she secured a large lump sum financial settlement estimated at $22.5 million in cash plus $600,000 a year for upkeep of her office, according to the New York Times.
So yes, it looks like the royals are paying when it comes to divorces (although $22.5 million is a drop in the bucket of their fortune).
Anyway, congratulations on all the money, Camilla!