Prince William Inherits $1 Billion 685-Year-Old Estate After Queen Elizabeth II’s Death
Written by Basinradio on September 13, 2022
While the majority of Her Majesty’s will remains private information, Prince William is confirmed to be inheriting the King’s former properties.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge on the balcony of Buckingham Palace — Oli Scarff/Getty Images
According to CNN, Prince William is now the proud owner of nearly 140,000 acres of land, mostly located in southwest England. The accompanying estate was created in 1337 by King Edward III, and it’s been noted that revenue generated from the property is “used to fund the public, private and charitable activities” of the Duke of Cornwall.
As for the rest of the late Queen Elizabeth II’s estimated $500M fortune, its future remains unknown as Royal wills are never shared with the public.
What we do know, though, is that the largest portion of the family’s fortune – the $19 billion Crown Estate – belongs to King Charles III as the reigning monarch, but the profits generated aren’t all his to keep.
Due to an agreement dating back to 1760, the monarch is required to hand all profits from the Crown Estate to the government, and in return, they get a cut of their own called the Sovereign Grant.
Last year, overall revenue was recorded at $361 million, of which the Queen pocketed $100 million.
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