From glamorous jewels and gowns to fancy cars and castles, the royal family members are no strangers to luxury. But, how much are their most valued items really worth? Read on for a peek into their pockets.
Prince Harry's Dege & Skinner Wedding Uniform
When Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, history was made in the royal family. And, there's no doubt that they looked stunning while doing it! For his big day in 2018, the Prince sported a custom-made Dege & Skinner Blues and Royals uniform.
The uniform itself was gorgeously made and estimated to cost $10,246, according to Insider. The long black jacket had ruffled fabric from the neck down the torso, his pins and brooches, and matching black pants with a bright red stripe down each leg. The Prince certainly looked dressed to the nines for the meaningful celebration!
Prince William's 2018 Triumph Tiger 1200 Motorcycle
According to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Twitter, in 2018, Prince William visited the Triumph Motorcycle headquarters. There, he opened the factory's new Visitor Experience Center and even test-drove one of the latest Triumph Tiger 1200 models. After demounting the bike, he knew he had to add on to his collection.
Prince William purchased the sleek bike for about $16,895 and proudly tucked it away for a day without his kids. The Prince later discussed his love of motorcycles with professional racer Jonathan Rea. After speaking about putting bikes on the back burner as of late, William reminisced about riding since he was a young boy.
Meghan Markle's Tan Givenchy Dress
For her first solo royal engagement with Queen Elizabeth in 2018, Meghan Markle wore what Insider Magazine confirmed to be an $18,000 Givenchy dress. The gorgeous ensemble consisted of a mid-length dress with a chic matching shawl and a thin belt accent.
Meghan and The Queen stepped out in Widnes, England, together to attend a ceremony in honor of the new Mersey Gateway Bridge opening on June 14, 2018. From what we can see, it seemed that the $18K dress was only the cherry on top of a beautiful outing.
Queen Elizabeth's 4-Strand Pearl Necklace
This stunningly delicate four-strand pearl necklace was gifted to Queen Elizabeth by the Japanese Government. It's made from several strands of pearls with a platinum and diamond clasp. And, according to the royal family's official website, it's estimated to be worth a total of $34,093.
Since the Queen received the gift, both the late Princess Diana and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have worn the necklace. In fact, Catherine most recently wore the glamorous and unforgettable piece to the funeral of Prince Philip as an ode to the family.
Prince Harry's 2015 Jaguar F-Type
As Prince Harry rang in his 30th birthday, he admitted to Gavin Braithwaite-Smith of motoringresearch.com that he was "Slowly starting to feel old." To combat this daunting feeling, the former Prince decided to buy himself a gift to keep him young, a 2015 Jaguar F-Type.
The luxury car comes with many fancy elements, such as a 10-speaker Meridian audio system and an 8-inch touch-screen infotainment system. Per motoringresearch.com, the Prince ensured his ability to feel young again when he dropped an estimated $63,000 on his new toy.
Queen Elizabeth's Maple Leaf Brooch
The Maple Leaf Brooch is an extraordinary diamond pendant that the Queen and other royal family members have worn. It was given to Queen Elizabeth by King George V before her first trip to Canada and is meant to be worn with the intention of paying tribute to the country.
The $136,372 diamond leaf is accompanied by baguette diamonds that create the stem and veins of the shape, according to The Crown Chronicles. In more recent years, the Queen has lent the brooch to her family members for their Canadian travels.
Meghan Markle's Givenchy Wedding Dress
In May 2018, Meghan Markle wore a stunning Givenchy wedding gown designed by Artistic Director Clare Waight for her marriage to Prince Harry. The wide-neck dress had 3/4-length sleeves and a trailing skirt. The ensemble was completed with a 5-meter-long veil made of silk tulle and hand-embroidered flowers.
According to Givenchy, Meghan wanted to have "All 53 countries of the Commonwealth with her on her journey through the ceremony." So, Waight hand made and attached the flower of each country to the veil. In total, the elaborately made dress came to a total of $265,000, but in Givenchy's eyes, it's priceless.
Kate Middleton’s Alexander McQueen Wedding Dress
Sarah Burton from Alexander McQueen, Royal School of Needlework, designed the wedding gown for Kate Middleton when she married Prince William in 2011. According to Insider, Kate's stunning Victorian-inspired dress remains the most expensive outfit worn by a member of the British royal family in recent history.
According to a Palace statement, "Miss Middleton wished for her dress to combine tradition and modernity with the artistic vision that characterizes Alexander McQueen's work." The $332,000 gown had a nearly 9-foot train lined with 58 gazar and organza-covered buttons and covered in handmade lace.
Prince Charles' Aston Marton Db6 Volante
Prince Charles is an eager sports car collector, a passion he passed on to his son, Prince William. The Aston Marton Db6 Volante that William drove on his wedding day was not only gifted to Charles by his mother, the Queen, for his 21st birthday in 1969, but it also mirrors one owned by Princess Diana.
On the day of the 2011 wedding, William had the license plate of the luxurious $359,200 car changed to "JU5T WED." This was something his father was happy to help with. In addition, speaking in a BBC documentary, Charles revealed that the car could actually run on white wine and "Smells delicious as you're driving along."
Queen Elizabeth's Range Rover
Looking at the royal collection of cars, it is visible to the naked eye that the family has a liking for Land Rovers and Range Rovers. Not only does the Palace's collection include several, but one, in particular, has a unique feature in honor of the Queen.
According to car fanatic Dick Lovett, the royal family's relationship with the car brand dates back nearly 70 years. And the biggest fan of them all? Queen Elizabeth herself! In fact, she even had a custom-made Corgi statue added to the hood of her $400,000 Range Rover.
Queen Alexandra's Wedding Necklace
In 1863, Queen Alexandra was given a unique pearl parure from Garrard as a wedding gift. Several pieces were part of the collection, including a tiara, brooch, earrings, and more. According to The Court Jeweller, the necklace was comprised of "Button-style pearl and diamond clusters with pear-shaped pearl pendants."
But, Queen Alexandra rarely wore the parure as a set. Instead, she wore what The Court Jeweller estimates to be a $419,220 necklace on its own. The Duchess of Cambridge was most recently seen wearing the show-stopping piece with its matching earrings at a state banquet in 2018.
Princess Diana's Diamond Sapphire Ring
Prince Charles gave Princess Diana this Diamond Sapphire ring as a wedding ring. When she passed away, Prince Harry chose the ring as a memento of his mother and wished to give it to his future fiancé. Harry and William agreed that whoever married first would use it as an engagement ring. Thus, it was given to Kate.
In his engagement interview, the Duke of Cambridge said, "It was my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today...and the fact we're going to spend the rest of our lives together." According to The Crown Chronicles, at the time it was purchased, the ring was worth $60,000. It has since grown in value to be $500,000.
Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau
The glimmering Diamond Bandeau tiara was made in 1932 and owned by the Queen Mary. According to Town & Country's Elizabeth Angell, the estimated $2,794,350 tiara is "Formed as a flexible band of 11 sections...and a central detachable brooch of 10 brilliant diamonds." It was in 2018 that Meghan Markle wore it on her wedding day.
The luxurious accessory was given to Harry's great-great-grandmother, the Queen Mary, as a wedding gift in 1893 by the County of Lincoln. Before Meghan wore it to walk down the aisle, it had been in safekeeping in the royal vaults for nearly 65 years.
Queen Mary's Fringe Tiara
Before Queen Elizabeth could loan her granddaughter, Beatrice, the Fringe tiara to wear on her wedding day in 2020, the luxurious accessory passed through several generations. According to the Royal Collection Trust, after being commissioned in 1919, the tiara was gifted as a wedding present to Queen Mary by Queen Victoria.
After being worn by Queen Mary as her "something borrowed"on her wedding day, it has been worn by family members for special occasions. The Royal Collection Trust estimates the glamorous piece to be worth a whopping $6,818,630. In addition, it was created with 47 tapering bars and 46 narrower spikes.
Queen Elizabeth's Oriental Circlet Tiara
Initially designed by Prince Albert for Queen Victoria, the intricate flower designs of the Oriental Circlet tiara have only publicly been seen once on top of Queen Elizabeth's head. According to the Royal Collection Trust, the tiara is worth upwards of $8,182,356.
This gorgeous piece of royal family history is filled with rubies and has gone by several names since it was made in 1853. Some might have heard it referenced as The Indian Ruby tiara or Indian tiara. By any name, the tiara is said to be one of the most valuable pieces of British Royal Family jewelry.
Queen Elizabeth's Bentley State Limousine
The price of Queen Elizabeth's maroon Bentley State Limousine has been estimated by Vanarama, a UK car leasing company, to be upwards of $13,983,080. The car is the official state limousine, gifted to the Queen in 2002 to mark half a century of her succession to the throne.
Used during official events only, the limo is equipped with bulletproof windows and is constantly guarded by both the royal protection squad and police vehicles. As an aside, the royal family's official website informed the public that even though it usually drives slowly, it can reach up to 130 mph.
Queen Mary's Mosaic Fabergé Egg
According to jeweler Carl Fabergé, of the 50 Easter eggs he made for the late Nicholas II to gift to his wife, 3 pieces of the collection were obtained by the Queen Mary in 1933 and now reside in the Royal Collection. One of the trio, the Mosaic Egg, is especially rare.
According to the Royal Collection Trust, the glamorous piece of artwork was crafted with diamonds, sapphires, rubies, topaz, garnets, emeralds, and pearls that all add to the estimated value of the $25,700,000 egg. And the best part? Within the egg is a medallion surprise!
William and Kate's Anmer Hall Home
The photo below shows the rear view of Anmer Hall. Since Princess Charlotte was born, the Duchess of Cambridge has taken it on as her personal project, restoring the home into her family's full-time residence. With all of the work that she's put into it, several sources have estimated Anmer Hall is now worth about $1,700,000.
Neighboring the hall is Sandringham Palace, owned by Queen Elizabeth (and also on our list!) The beautiful home has a total of 10 bedrooms, 3 stories, and was reported to be the family's quarantine destination by Women & Home throughout the past year.
Queen Elizabeth's Sandringham Estate
The Sandringham Estate is known by many as a staple in the royal family. In 1771, the massive home was constructed by Architect Cornish Henley in Norfolk. According to the official royal family's website, Sandringham has been a private home for 4 generations of the British royal family.
Several sources estimate the property and its 20,000 acres of lush forests to be about $65,000,000. The estate is not only believed to be a prime example of luxury for the family, but with its fancy entrance hall, ballroom, and gas lighting, it certainly proves to be unique.
Queen Elizabeth's HMY Britannia
According to the Royal Yacht Britannia Website, 4 royal honeymoons took place on the extravagant HMY Britannia. That includes Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones in 1960 and Prince Charles and Princess Diana in 1981. Designed as a floating palace, the HMY Britannia is estimated to be worth more than $69,607,250.
Built in 1952 with room for the Queen's cars and a private hospital, the HMY Britannia, or His/Her Majesty's Yacht Britannia, was once described by Queen Elizabeth as the "One place I can truly relax," according to Princess Motor Yacht Sales. During its 43 year career, the ship traveled more than 1 million nautical miles.
King Edward VII's Cullinan III and IV Diamonds Brooch
Inherited by Queen Elizabeth in 1953 from her grandmother, Queen Mary, the Cullinan III and IV Diamonds Brooch is made from the largest diamond ever found. According to records of the Royal Collection, the Cullinan Diamond, discovered in 1905, was the largest diamond ever discovered in South Africa.
National Geographic estimates that the Cullinan Diamond weighed more than 3,000 carats in its rough state when it was initially found. It was then cut down into 9 separate luxurious diamonds. Vogue estimates the 94.4 and 63.6-carat brooch to be worth a whopping $100,000,000!
Queen Elizabeth's McDonald's Drive Through
Believe it or not, even McDonald's can be luxurious enough for Queen Elizabeth herself! In fact, Her Majesty actually owns one of the chain restaurant locations. But, it's not just any McDonald's; the one Her Majesty can see from her castle's quarters is one with a drive-through! So, how did this fast-food restaurant land on our list?
Well, in 2008, the Queen purchased the Bath Road Retail Park in Slough, close by to Windsor Castle. And, it just so happens that the restaurant is within the grounds of the park. According to McDonald's corporate website, the chain restaurant is now worth an estimated $128,220,400.
Queen Elizabeth's Buckingham Palace
Widely famous for its East wing balcony, where the royal family has been seen greeting crowds that gather during weddings and national events, Buckingham Palace is the priciest estate in the royal family. Online estate agent Emoov estimates the value of the Palace to be about $6,850,347,000.
That number alone is luxurious! According to the official royal family's website, the Palace is made up of 830,000 square feet and holds 775 rooms within its walls. Of those rooms are 188 staff bedrooms, 78 bathrooms, and 92 offices decorated in rare artwork and collections of artifacts.
Charles II's Leonardo Da Vinci Sketches
History has yet to clearly explain how King Charles II attained and collected his incredible assortment of 600 original Leonardo Da Vinci drawings. The impressive accumulation of pictures includes all of Da Vinci's anatomical sketches and has the price tag to prove it.
Owning this one-of-a-kind collection is seen by some as the epitome of luxury, seeing as though Charles II somehow accumulated the artist's series of "The Muscles of the Neck and Shoulder." As for the price tag of the memorabilia? The Royal Collection Trust labels it absolutely priceless.
King George VI's Imperial State Crown
Crafted in 1937 for King George VI, the Imperial State Crown is made from some of the most ancient gems in royal history. Per Women & Home, the crown is set with 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and hundreds of pearls. According to many sources, this show-stopper, along with the rest of the crown jewels, is priceless.
In an interview with BBC, The Queen admitted fearing her "Neck would break and it would fall off" as a "disadvantage" of wearing the Imperial State Crown. With a weight of 2.3lbs, it's so massive that she cannot look down when reading a speech. Instead, she has to raise the speech to her eye level. Ah, the price of luxury!