Letter: Letter: Royals really don’t lead a profligate lifestyle


The monarchy and its working Royals are essentially funded by the Crown Estate, with the surplus passing to the Treasury. The Queen’s personal costs and upkeep of her private estates of Sandringham and Balmoral are funded by the Duchy of Lancaster estate.

The Prince of Wales and his family are funded by the Duchy of Cornwall.

These arrangements are not dissimilar to the way in which the Devonshires are funded by the Chatsworth Estate and similarly other landed estates.

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A letter breaks down the Monarchy’s cost of living.

The extended, non-working family receive no public funding. This system would seem to be a very equitable arrangement, unless it is proposed to confiscate assets, aka the French Revolution.

It is notable that none of the current official working Royals are known to have a profligate lifestyle.

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