King Charles has ascended the British monarchy throne after Queen Elizabeth II passed away on September 8 at the Balmoral Castle. With Charles becoming the king, his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has become the Queen Consort of the UK.
Camilla has actively been involved with the royal family since 2005 when she married King Charles and has carved out a fortune for herself as well. Read on to know the net worth of the new Queen Consort.
Camilla, the Queen Consort’s Net Worth
As per reports, the Queen Consort has a net worth of $5 million. Camilla comes from a wealthy family and she inherited $663,000 from her mother’s parents. She described her childhood as ‘perfect in every way’, having grown up in a family estate in Sussex which was last valued at $2 million.
Despite coming from a rich background, Camilla decided to work and took up the job of a receptionist at decorating firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. Her salary from the time is not known yet. Camilla’s net worth increased multifod after she married King Charles. The couple did not have a prenuptial agreement, so she is entitled to half og the King’s personal estate.
Camilla has Invested in a Number of Properties
The Queen Consort has invested in a number of properties along with the King. Apparently, millions of dollars are generated every year through these estates. The couple has an estate in Cornwall and also 135,000 acres of land in southern England.
Camilla rose to the second rank in the British order of precedence after marrying Charles. She has three ladies-in-waiting, with Amanda MacManus serving as both her assistant private secretary and a longtime friend.
Camilla went to her first royal trip abroad when she and Charles visited the White House to meet President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in 2005. They then went to New Orleans with the President to see people who had been impacted by Hurricane Katrina.
In 2007, the Queen Consort presided over the naming ceremonies for the vessels MS Queen Victoria and HMS Astute. In 2009, she and Prince Charles visited Pope Benedict XVI while travelling through Italy.
The Queen Consort was Honored with Military Appointments
As a part of honorary military appoinments, Camilla was apponited as the Commodore-in-Chief of the Naval Medical Services in 2006, Lady Sponsor of HMS Astute in 2007, Colonel-in-Chief of The Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada in 2011 and Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Australian Corps of Military Police in 2012.
She was also made the Royal Colonel of the 4th Battalion of The Rifles in 2007, Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Halton in 2008, Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Leeming in 2008, Commodore-in-Chief of Naval Chaplaincy Service in 2009, Lady Sponsor of HMS Prince of Wales in 2017 and Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles in 2020.
Camilla was also awarded with the Commemorative Medal for the Centennial of Saskatchewan, Royal Family Order of Queen Elizabeth II, Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order.
Now that Camilla has become the Queen Consort, her fortune is expected to grow much more. Stay tuned for more news and updates.