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Fortune of Elizabeth II: these millions of euros well hidden


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Fortune of Elizabeth II: these millions of euros well hidden

It’s a question that burns lips, a highly elusive mystery that has intrigued millions of Crown aficionados around the world for centuries. How high is the fortune of Queen Elizabeth II, who is said to have a much larger portfolio than the figures officially put forward?

A fine manager, a great thrifty, Queen Elizabeth II does not play with money. A philosophy of life which has allowed the sovereign to accumulate wealth over the decades, which today holds a colossal heritage, on which experts find it difficult to agree. In a book called The Queen’s True Worth, released on September 17th, David McClure immersed himself in the private affairs of the Crown, revealing that the queen was actually “richer than what the Palace makes us believe“A very long-term job for the British author, who spent three years rummaging through royal drawers, determined to pinpoint the true worth of the heiress to the throne. From this fruitful research, an amount – colossal – has been unveiled. Queen Elizabeth II is believed to weigh nearly 450 million euros, a much higher sum than previously reported by crown specialists.

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A few months ago, in a documentary about the sovereign’s wealth and broadcast on BFM TV, the authors of the survey recalled: “If the queen has limited powers, there is one empire over which she reigns absolutely: money“. Uncompromising on royal protocol and authoritarian in respect of the values ​​of the monarchy, Elizabeth II is even more so when it comes to the management of her wealth, she who does not tolerate no deviation from his family when it comes to big money.

Money, the sinews of war

For the fortune of the monarchy is a monster with many heads, and the money that flows freely comes from several very lucrative sources. Its huge castle at Balmoral, in Scotland, where she often takes up residence in summer, her luxurious Windsor Castle, where she was recently confined, the sublime home of Sandringham, in the Norflok, where the family likes to spend the Christmas holidays





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The Royal Family of England at the Commonwealth Ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London AGENCE / BESTIMAGEThe queen’s land and real estate properties, inherited from her father King George VI, are estimated at several hundred million euros. But within the Crown, private goods are closely linked to public goods. The possessions of the domain of the Crown, also called Crown Estate, or the Royal Real Estate Investment Fund, are valued at more than 15 billion euros. To this is added an invaluable collection of works of art which she is particularly fond of, a passion transmitted by her mother Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, on which no inheritance tax was required.

A bit stingy?

Queen Elizabeth II, who also enjoys the Sovereign Grant, an annual income from taxes levied on the British, owns many possessions that few people really know the value of, including an impressive collection of cars, estimated at over 11 million euros, racehorses, a collection of stamps to more than 60 million euros. Despite the riches, the grandmother of princes William and Harry remain particularly careful, and never hesitates to impose budget cuts when it sees the need.





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Queen Elizabeth II and her sons Prince Charles and Prince Andrew Backgrid UK/ BestimageThe Queen is always enthusiastic when it comes to cutting costs“, wrote his seamstress Angela Kelly in her book entitled The Other Side of the Coin. Faced with the ultra-secret information revealed by David McClure in his book, Buckingham Palace refused to comment …

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