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Prince William's fortune. A substantial inheritance from Queen Elizabeth II

Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William. Queen Elizabeth II left a substantial inheritance.
Duchess Kate Middleton and Prince William. Queen Elizabeth II left a substantial inheritance.
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6:56 AM EST, November 19, 2023

"How much is in your account?" a child once asked Prince William at a gathering in Manchester. Prince William deferred the question, yet British journalists took it upon themselves to investigate his considerable wealth.

During this gathering, upon being asked about his bank balance, Prince William said that he wasn't sure. However, "Mirror" journalists probed into his wealth, utilizing annual reports for analysis.

Determining Prince William's wealth

It was revealed that following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and his spouse, Kate Middleton, inherited the Duchy of Cornwall, valued over a billion pounds, nearly six billion U.S. dollars in equivalence.

Spanning over 128 acres across 20 counties, predominantly in South West England, the Duchy is reported extensively in the "Mirror". Moreover, Prince William earned a revenue amounting to 6 million pounds from this property, which equals almost 8 million US dollars.

Even before this inheritance, William had abundant wealth. As deduced by "The Times", and subsequently reported by "Mirror", William, succeeding his mother - Princess Diana's death, inherited 10 million pounds (approximately 13 million US dollars).

The wealth of the Windsors

Prince William is not alone in boasting substantial wealth; his father - King Charles III - possesses a fortune estimated at 1.8 billion pounds, as reported by the press. This wealth includes cars, jewelry, artwork, a stud farm, and a collection of coins and stamps.

The sum of 1.8 billion pounds, quoted by "The Guardian", was derived in collaboration with experts specializing in property valuation, artwork, and jewelry. Journalists however caution that this is likely a conservative estimate, since they might not have uncovered all the possessions of the monarch.

It's also essential to note that each year, the royal family receives a considerable influx of financial support from taxpayers. As estimated by the inews.co.uk portal, "The primary income source for the royal family is the Sovereign Grant, which amounted to 86 million pounds in the fiscal year 2021-22, equivalent to almost 113 million U.S. dollars." This represents 25 percent of the income from the Crown Estate, mainly lands, and properties.

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