You can’t be royal and not have lavish purchases under your belt. However, some people might take a little too far (even by royal standards). Here are 5 extravagant things the royals spent money on.
The Sultan of Brunei’s Car Collection
Of course, you can expect some heavy-hitters in the Sultan’s car collection. Amongst the Bentleys and the Bugattis is the 24K gold Rolls Royce. Oh yeah, that’ll definitely stand out in a crowd.
The Ruler of Dubai Spared No Expensive for His Royal Wedding
Royal weddings aren’t just a day of matrimony but a huge experience. The 1979 wedding of Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Rashid al Maktoum and Hind Bint Maktoum was insane. Not only was this declared a holiday, but the bill for this bad boy was $137 million dollars!
Saudi Prince Owns a Painting Worth Hundreds of Millions of Dollars
Yes, not one $1 million but $450 million to be exact. The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is worth billions. It’s not surprising that he has a big-ticket item like his $300 million French chateau near Versailles. The painting mentioned earlier is actually a controversial one tied to Leonardo da Vinci. Pretty amazing, right?
The Maharaja of Alwar Used Rolls Royces as Garbage Disposal Vehicles
Talk about having expensive taste just get rid of rubbish! In 1920, the Maharaja of Alwar, Jai Sing, wanted to order some Rolls Royces when he went to London. He felt insulted when a salesman ignored him. He came back later to the showroom to order 7 of them. What he used them for later was literally collect garbage. This was definitely a slap in the face for London luxury.
The King of Thailand Owns the Largest Cut Diamond in the World
Even though it was considered an “ugly diamond” before it was cut, it’s actually quite the fetch now. The King of Thailand owns the Golden Jubilee Diamond, which weighs 109.13 grams and has over 545 carats. While the face value is $4 million, the historical value makes it worth much more.