So what are the royal family’s salaries, how do they earn them, and where does the money come from? What was the queen’s net worth before her death, and how are Meghan and Harry making money now? Here’s what we know, including how these funds costs the average taxpayer in England. As with most things royals-related, the answer is complicated. The royal family is paid through a mix of public and private money—that’s on top of net worths that include inherited wealth, a significant real estate portfolio, and other assets.