Duchy of Lancaster

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Cost of the crown: what we know so far about British royals’ wealth and finances
Read a summary of our findings about the personal enrichment of the royal family and origins of some of their wealth

Guardian staff

04, May, 2023 @11:15 AM

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The Guardian view on royal finances: time to let the daylight in | Editorial
Editorial: Parliament should examine the regulation, financing and accountability of the monarchy


05, Apr, 2023 @6:02 PM

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Revealed: royals took more than £1bn income from controversial estates
Investigation reveals King Charles and the late queen’s income from duchies grew sixteenfold during Elizabeth’s reign

Rob Evans, Felicity Lawrence and David Pegg

05, Apr, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Who owns and profits from the duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall? – timeline
Key dates in the centuries-old question of whether the duchies, and their profits, belong to the royals or the people

Felicity Lawrence and Rob Evans

05, Apr, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Cash and the crown estate: a look at the British monarchy’s funding deal
The taxpayer funded sovereign grant will not accrue extra money from the monarch’s £1bn-a-year offshore wind leases. But the crown still has revenue from oil and gas drilling rights and real estate

Alex Lawson Energy correspondent

19, Jan, 2023 @4:54 PM

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Windfarm windfall set to spark debate about funding of UK monarchy
Demand for leases of land for renewable energy projects is set to generate hundreds of millions for the crown estate

Jon Ungoed-Thomas

18, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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The sovereign’s wealth: UK royal family’s finances – explained
The holdings of the crown estate, Duchy of Lancaster and Duchy of Cornwall, together worth £17bn

Joanna Partridge

14, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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King Charles will not pay tax on inheritance from the Queen
Monarch is exempt under 1993 agreement but Charles will pay income tax as his mother did

Daniel Boffey

13, Sep, 2022 @12:04 PM

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Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall snub tree campaigners
Rewilding advocates say decision by royal estates is ‘an appallingly undemocratic affront to our futures’

Helena Horton Environment reporter

01, Jun, 2022 @12:46 PM

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Queen's private estate records £20m profit but could take Brexit hit
Duchy of Lancaster surplus rises 4.9% on last year but Brexit is seen as ‘strategic risk’

Matthew Weaver

20, Jul, 2018 @9:26 AM

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Queen's income from royal estate rises to £16m
Accounts reveal 18% increase in best performing year for Duchy of Lancaster, which comprises 18,433 hectares worth £472m

Caroline Davies

23, Jul, 2015 @5:50 PM

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Queen's income from estate falls 2.8%

Duchy of Lancaster income drops to £12.5m as Prince Charles's Duchy of Cornwall gives him record £19m

Caroline Davies

18, Jul, 2013 @5:03 PM

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