This Is How Much It Costs to Be Royal

"Wait. How much are you two getting?"

Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, and Prince William.
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Clarence House released its annual financial report Tuesday, and it is illuminating but not so much so that Harry would ring Prince Charles up like, "But DAAAAAAAD. Why does Kate get to wear so much McQueen? *foot stamp*"

According to People's breakdown (opens in new tab), when Grandpa Charlie isn't bragging about Princess Charlotte to anyone who will listen (opens in new tab), he's spending his $31.1 million estate pretty frugally: The staff, travel, and official wardrobes for William, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince Harry ran him a total of $4.6 million, just a $60,000 increase from last year despite their more frequent (adorable) travel (opens in new tab).

It is also worth noting that Prince George's nanny/wrangler Maria Turrion Borrallo—the lady holding him up in the universe's favorite photo of him (opens in new tab)—is on the royal couple's private payroll. Even though, you know, most of us would watch him for free.

Chelsea Peng
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.