No-one knows, of course, except a trusted bank manager in Switzerland ...
Agreed. It's likely all the RFs have hidden assets in Switzerland, hidden long ago for fear of revolutions, before people ever started talking about transparency. This money has probably been growing and growing for centuries. Unlike other rich people, the monarchs have a vested interest in appearing as poor as possible. If Denmark became a republic I think we'd be surprised how easily the family managed to maintain the same, even better, lifestyle they had as royalty.
I have no doubt that most RFs have some sort of contingency funds stashed away.
But the DRF have never given me the impression they have a great deal of personal wealth. I don't know whether it's because they are big spenders, or are reliant on freebies from friends, but something about them makes me think that they're just not that rich.
Obviously wealth is relative, and compared to the average Dane they're loaded, but I think they seem reliant on others
I agree. Compared to their Norwegian and Swedish counterparts who have similar histories, the DRF have fewer jewels, less impressive palaces, and lower budget clothing (before Mary anyway). Silvia, Victoria, MM wear very high end designers (Nina Ricci, Valentino, Saab) regularly. I can't recall Margrethe wearing big names even when she was younger and more fashionable. And Mary brought in Prada, but I'm sure if the DRF budget allowed her to, she would go higher end to Valentino. But I've only seen her use higher end accessories not clothes.
There's a "grandness" missing from the DRF. The Swedes have more impressive traditions: the king's birthday involving honor guards and such, the CP's birthday involving a meet and greet and a concert, a more impressive opening of parliament (they ride carriages), etc.
Drottningholm is an impressive palace and it it the SRF's private home. The royal palace in Oslo is the King's home and it is way more grand than Amalienborg.
So I think the DRF is on a budget, but Mary didn't get the memo.