UPDATE: The joyous moment has finally arrived! Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a baby boy in London on July 22 at 4:24 p.m. local time.
This is one very happy family — and one rich little newborn!
Original story: Color us not surprised: the future little King or Queen has a large collection of royal inheritances coming his or her way.
In addition to the Royal Baby’s built-in $380 million stimulus package for the British economy, the royal tot-to-be has piles and piles of old money just waiting to pour into his or her net worth.
How much will the Royal Baby eventually inherit? Let’s break this down in USD: Queen Elizabeth is worth $450 million, Prince Charles is worth $60 million, and at the time of her death, Princess Diana was worth $55 million. The younger generation of royals don’t have quite as big of money-vaults, but we’re sure they will soon! Princes William and Harry are worth $40 million each, and the Duchess of Cambridge herself is worth about 1 million
All those numbers together add up to a potential inheritance of a cool billion dollars. Not bad for a kid who’s still in-utero!
The government is already making a mint off the unborn child. Guardsman-uniform baby pajamas are on sale at palace gift shops, for example, and Prince Charles has started selling handmade baby shoes. Folks are so crazy for Kate's bump that sales baby merchandise and party supplies could give the British economy a bump of its own.
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