Who Had the Higher Net Worth Before Marrying Prince Charles: Princess Diana or Camilla Parker Bowles?

Princess Diana and Camilla Parker Bowles
(L): Diana, Princess Of Wales | Anwar Hussein/Getty Images
(R): Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall | Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images

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Prince Charles married Princess Diana on July 29, 1981, but their union was no fairytale and instead marred by scandals and affairs. During her explosive Panorama interview in 1995, the Princess of Wales referenced her husband’s mistress when she said, “Well there were three of us in the marriage so it was a bit crowded.” The prince and Diana divorced shortly thereafter and April 9, 2005, Charles married Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

While royal fans know all about the heir apparent’s upbringing, far less is know about Diana and Camilla’s backgrounds. Here’s more on that and the answer to who had the higher net worth before they met Prince Charles.

(L): Diana, Princess Of Wales | Anwar Hussein/Getty Images
(R): Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall | Chris Jackson-WPA Pool/Getty Images

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Camilla had an impressive net worth before marrying Charles

Camilla’s father, Major Bruce Shand, was an officer in the British Army, became a wine merchant, and eventually worked for the royal family. His official title was the Vice Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex and he looked after some members of the family when they were in his assigned area.

Growing up, Camilla’s family lived on a $2 million estate in Plumpton, Sussex. The Independent noted that she was given a $663,000 inheritance by her mother’s parents. After finishing school, Camilla did work for a bit as a receptionist at the high-end decorating firm Colefax & Fowler.

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Today, she has a net worth of $5 million. Her wealth has been generated through various endeavors including real estate holdings, but being married to Charles she receives a stipend from the Duchy of Cornwall.

The prince and his current wife reportedly do not have a prenuptial agreement as they are rarely done in the U.K. among royal couples.

Camilla Parker Bowles | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

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