A whopping $8,66,48,889 of the taxpayer’s money has been spent by the British Royal Family during 2018 to 2019. Though the Royal Family attracts a large number of tourists to Britain, their yearly spendings have increased by almost $2,58,66,520 since the last financial year, making them the most expensive non-political figureheads in Europe.

But what if the Royals were placed in the real world, left with the option to earn their living, who do you think would earn the most? Prince Harry? Prince William? Apparently not!

In an interesting research carried out by training and qualifications provider TheKnowledgeAcademy.com, the CVs of the Royal family were put together to deduce how they would fare in the real world. 

The research revealed the particular everyday jobs the members of the royal family would be engaged in and how much salary they would be earning in the current employment market. Let's see which royal would fare the best: 

1. Princes Harry and William - Charity Workers or Military Careers

Prince Harry and Prince William Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Prince Harry's brother and best man, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, wait in the chapel ahead of his wedding to US actress Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018. Getty Images/Owen Humphreys

With both Princes having dabbled into charity and into the military, each would have two career paths they could choose from. On one hand, they could return to the military and earn as much as $54,259.80 per annum as Captains or $71,054.50 yearly as Majors. They could also opt to work as charity workers, raking in $27,129.90 yearly. 

Frankly, if they were to go the military route - they'd be shoo ins considering the number of years of experience they each have. But applying as a charity worker may take longer as there may be several others applying for a limited number of job openings. 

2. Sophie, Countess of Wessex  - Public Relations

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and Kate Middleton Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R), and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, attend the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange Reception at Buckingham Palace on Feb. 19, 2018, in London, England. Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images

While at West Kent College in Tonbridge, Sophie trained as a secretary before kickstarting her career in public relations. In 1996, she started her own PR company and ran it for five years before stepping down. Due to her extensive work experience, Sophie won't find it difficult to land a job quickly and may be set to rake in $51,676.00 a year. 

3. Kate Middleton - Administrator

Kate Middleton Catherine, Duchess Of Cambridge, visits The Foundling Museum on March 19, 2019, in London, England, to understand how they use art to make a positive contribution to society by engaging with vulnerable and marginalised young people. Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

The UK’s first royal bride with a university degree, Kate Middleton was an accessory buyer with British retailer Jigsaw shortly after graduating. She even worked for her parents’ party supplies company, so her work experience will easily land her a job as a corporate administrator or a marketing post, earning an annual salary of up to $29,743. 

4. Princess Anne - Charity Worker

With a pretty bleak resume, Princess Anne's work experience encompasses charity work which has sent her to a number of African countries under organizations like Save the Children and more. Although she'd fare well as a charity officer or coordinator with a salary of $24,570 yearly, she may find it harder to find a job when compared to the others - especially since she has no other experience to bank on. 

5. Meghan Markle - Actress

Meghan Markle Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, is pictured attending a panel discussion convened by the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust on March 8, 2019, in London. Daniel Leal-Olivas - WPA Pool/Getty Images

The actor-turned-royal member was earning an impressive amount of $4,52,605.65 yearly via shows like Suits and the many products she endorsed. The talented actor can start off from where she left it all to marry Prince Harry and still make a guaranteed amount of at least $4,000,000.00  or even more - a yearly total which is a lot more than the other royal members’ annual income.