• Kate Middleton has a net worth of around $7 million
  • She went to an expensive private school when she was young
  • Her money mainly comes from the Middleton family business, Party Pieces

Kate Middleton’s net worth was considerably above average even before becoming a member of the Royal family. Just how much was her worth as an ordinary citizen before?

Kate Middleton married Prince William in 2011. Their combined net worth is at least $47 million -- Prince William has an estimated net worth of $40 million while Kate Middleton’s net worth is around $7 million. Prince William gets his money from the Duchy of Cornwall and also received income serving as a helicopter pilot for the RAF Search and Rescue Force.

As for Middleton, her family owns Party Pieces, which is an online party supply business. It accounted for her net worth before marrying the Duke of Cambridge. The business has thrived since then as Party Pieces is now valued at $50 million. Unknown to many, Middleton also worked as a part-time accessories buyer, per Money.

The Middleton siblings went to private schools which cost at least $350,000 for each child. This suggests that Kate, Pippa and James Middleton grew up in a more than comfortable lifestyle.

The Duchess of Cambridge also lived in a $1.4 million apartment in London, which was acquired by her parents. Since becoming a part of the Royal family, Middleton did not have to spend as much as almost all of her expenses are covered by the Duchy of Cornwall. This includes expenditure for housing, clothing and travel.

On the other hand, her three children have an estimated net worth of billions. Yahoo! Finance reports that Princess Charlotte is probably worth around $5 billion while Prince George and Prince Louis are worth at least $3 billion each.

When compared to Meghan Markle, Middleton’s net worth is just slightly ahead. Markle made a fortune starring in TV series and making movies. She was known for her acting in "Suits" and movies such as "Remember Me." Markle’s net worth is pegged at $5 million.

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Kate Middleton visits The Foundling Museum on March 19, 2019 in London. Getty Images/Eddie Mulholland