It has been revealed by the Court Circular, that William, Duke of Cambridge has in fact only carried out 13 days’ worth of official duties so far this year. Naturally, we at Approved Index wanted to know if we could get away with this too, so we crunched the numbers to find out how much the average person would earn if they took a royal approach to working.
Were he on the UK average wage of £28,000 per year, William would have earnt a total of £1,400 for his 140 hours of work. To put this figure in context, statistics by the ONS show that the average household spends £528.90 on essential outgoings per week including utility bills and food shopping, suggesting that this number of days worked would not keep the family going for very long - let alone cover the cost of a boozy trip to the slopes!
Were he on minimum wage, which currently stands at £7.50 per hour, William would earn a paltry £780 across his 13 days (104 hours) since January 1st.
Average Annual Wage £28,000 would work out as £13.46 an hour (2,080 hours a year)
- UK Citizen: 416 hours £5,600
- Duke of Cambridge, William: 104 hours £1,400
- The Queen: 192 hours £2,584.32
- Prince Harry: 136 hours £1,830.56
- Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton: 96 hours £129
Minimum Wage, £7.50 per hour:
- UK Citizen: 416 hours £3,120
- Duke of Cambridge, William: 104 hours £780
- The Queen: 192 hours £1,440
- Prince Harry: 136 hours £ 1,020
- Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton: 96 hours £720