She may only be eight years old, but Princess Charlotte of Wales, second child of Prince William and Kate Middleton, is already at the head of an immense fortune. His wealth exceeds even that of his older brother, George, who is in contention for the throne. According to the company Electric Ride on Cars, which produces remote control cars and other automotive toys, which has established a ranking of the richest children in the world, the princess ranks first in this list, followed in second place by her brother. eldest, and in third place by Valentina Paloma Pinault, the daughter of Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault. We also find in this ranking his “American” cousin Archie, the son of Harry and Meghan, but this one only emerges in seventeenth place, far behind the podium.
But what proved to be decisive in obtaining this astonishing first place were less the titles and the properties than the “Kate Middleton effect”, which has much more to do with the vagaries of fashion than with nobility of blood.
For a long time, the princess’s clothing and cosmetic choices have more than significant repercussions on the turnover of the brands she trusts and it is not uncommon for an outfit in which she appears in public either the next day not found both on the internet and in physical stores. At first, this effect also included George, and the children’s outfits he wore, but now that he has grown and his sartorial leeway has narrowed – he is bound to the official uniform jacket, shirt and tie), it is Charlotte who takes over this magisterium of prescription in terms of fashion. And this not only applies to these choices today, but this effect should continue to stick with him for many years to come.
It is on this observation that the estimates of Electric Ride on Cars are based, which attribute to it a heritage of 3.6 billion pounds sterling, or approximately 4.2 billion euros. A privilege for which we must give thanks to Kate Middleton who passed on her art of elegance to her daughter.