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« Reply #20 on: July 03, 2013, 04:01:36 am »

Cost? She does not look like she's struggling and there is no doubt she has a mountain of cash stacked miles high and if she filled her stomach with her money, she would be a blimp of a woman. There is no way that she is spending any of the money if she's asking for a heating benefit.
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« Reply #21 on: July 03, 2013, 09:17:27 am »

Civil List doesn't exist anymore. It has been replaced with a payment the equivalent of 15% of the income of the Crown Estates with the other 85% going to the Treasury to run the country.

The money she does get from the Crown Estates - now called the Soveriegn's Grant - is to pay the expenses of the Head of State such as for State Visits, official engagements including investitures and garden parties, and the maintenance of the state owned royal palaces. It isn't for her personal expenses.

The Duchy of Lancaster was set up centuries ago to give the monarch a private income as the Crown Estates income was to run the government and then George III decided to hand over the vast majority of the Crown Estates income to the government with the understanding that the government would also pay for the official duties - which happens in every country - Heads of State have their official duties funded by the country of which they are Head of State - why should Britain be any different?

The current Soveriegn Grant - to cover all expenses in 38 million pounds - in 2000 - 1 to cover the same amount of things The Queen received 35 million pounds - so she is 3 million pounds a year more than she was getting 13 years ago. Hardly keeping up with the costs of things.
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« Reply #22 on: July 03, 2013, 10:23:38 am »

^ LOL and the Queen's income from the Duchy of Lancaster has been shooting ahead in the last 13 years and is now a handsome £12 million plus a year - a very nice little earner which she uses to pay members of her family dropped off the former Civil List and for the upkeep of her private estates at Balmoral and Sandringham along with her racehorses etc.

Just an extra thought in that the work being undertaken at Amner Hall for W&K will probably be financed from this source so they have a double whammy from the two Duchies.
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« Reply #23 on: July 03, 2013, 07:16:51 pm »

^ Some are blowing things out of proportion just for the sake of having a go at Liz !!!   bored3
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« Reply #24 on: July 03, 2013, 10:17:10 pm »

^ Jane these are facts. I do wish you would do some in depth research before wading in with such daft accusations of "having a go at Liz". HM is in the public eye and in receipt of eye-watering amounts of money which most folks can't even dream of. She is open to criticism.
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« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2013, 01:48:11 pm »

A bit off on topic but connected to the Duchy

How many palaces do the RF have ?
BP
KP
Windsor
Balmoral plus houses on estate
Sandringham plus houses

Did I miss any ?
They run at about £20 - £30 million a year
yes they cost this, staff, repairs, running, furniture,cars,pensions for staff, PR and senior staff, food, gifts, holidays etc
carpet would cost over £1 million for one palace
and state dinners need a turn over of stemware,crockery,silverware etc . I would not be surprised if more

What does she get from Duchy of Lancaster  £12 million
from govt civil, costs etc £32 +  £30 million say
so combined 70 - 80 million

5 house multiply by £30 million =  £150

WHO is funding the difference of £70 give or take
Who are bankrolling the shortfall ?
 Who has this ?
Who benefits ?

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« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2013, 03:47:24 pm »

A bit off on topic but connected to the Duchy

How many palaces do the RF have ?
BP
KP
Windsor
Balmoral plus houses on estate
Sandringham plus houses

Did I miss any ?
They run at about £20 - £30 million a year
yes they cost this, staff, repairs, running, furniture,cars,pensions for staff, PR and senior staff, food, gifts, holidays etc
carpet would cost over £1 million for one palace
and state dinners need a turn over of stemware,crockery,silverware etc . I would not be surprised if more

What does she get from Duchy of Lancaster  £12 million
from govt civil, costs etc £32 +  £30 million say
so combined 70 - 80 million

5 house multiply by £30 million =  £150

WHO is funding the difference of £70 give or take
Who are bankrolling the shortfall ?
 Who has this ?
Who benefits ?




Gee whizz, so much needed to run this outfit and such a big shortfall.  She must have some huge backers lurking around somewhere, impossible to keep that lot going otherwise.  Hmmmm, lots of food for thought here, wonder who it could be.  Google here I come.
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« Reply #27 on: June 17, 2015, 04:15:14 am »

Interesting
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« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2015, 06:02:33 am »

The more they have, the more they want = Greed..Usually they're pros at fixing the books, & probably have 2 sets of books.
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« Reply #29 on: July 05, 2015, 09:35:33 am »


consider that they close the houses at several times during the year - so no staff and other expenses for the full 12 months


and at Balmoral they open the place to the public for part of the year so they have income from that


but still - lots of money!


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« Reply #30 on: July 05, 2015, 02:09:56 pm »

I don't think any of the houses is actually closed during the year.

BP - is occupied by staff and royals year round and the State Apartments are open when The Queen is at Balmoral but the office staff etc are still working and, in many cases living there.

Windsor is the same as BP but the State Apartments are open for longer and only closed on days when they will be in use.

Holyroodhouse is open to the public almost year round, except when The Queen or other senior royals are in residence.

Sandringham House is open to the public for most of the year except for a weekend when Charles hosts a weekend party there and over the Queen's Christmas/New Year break.

Balmoral is the same as Sandringham except the timing is different when it is closed to the public.

Sandringham grounds are open year round and for most days people can access St Mary Magdalene's and the park and paddocks around the church.


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