The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II passed away this afternoon. However before her passing, it’s common knowledge that the Queen of England was the wealthiest in the land of the royals.
The British royal family has long resided in some of the the most prestigious buildings in the world. Many people know about Buckingham Palace, Kensington Palace, and even the family’s summer home, Balmoral Castle.
However, there are a number of lesser-known residences throughout the United Kingdom and the world that even the most loyal royal followers may not be aware of. We’re talking extravagant royal complexes dating back to the Tudor dynasty and a breezy vacation house in the Isles of Scilly that you can rent for yourself.
According to Forbes, the crown, through the the Firm (which actually goes by “Monarchy PLC”), holds nearly $28 billion in assets.
Quick tally of its various assets: The Crown Estate holds $19.5 billion, Buckingham Palace is worth an estimated $4.9 billion, the Duchy of Cornwall holds $1.3 billion, the Duchy of Lancaster holds $748 million, Kensington Palace has an estimated worth of $630 million, and the Crown Estate Scotland holds $592 million.
The Queen Mother left an estimated £70M fortune to the Queen, including many significant works of art. Although according to the BBC, Her Majesty decided the most important pieces left by her mother would be transferred to the Royal Collection, where they would be “held in trust for the nation.”
And speaking of inherited estates, the Queen’s late husband, Prince Philip, is said to have left an estate worth about £10 million, including a collection of paintings by Edward Seago as well as 3,000 books.