Queen Elizabeth II Net Worth And All Her Lavish Royal Homes
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Queen Elizabeth II Net Worth And All Her Lavish Royal Homes

Rachael Grealish June 2, 2022

After 70 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II has not only reigned over the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth but also accumulated quite a net worth and a lot of lavish royal homes.

This year the Queen celebrates her 70th year on the throne, her Platinum Jubilee, something no other monarch had ever done and in those 70 years she’s not only garnered a staggering net worth but had the privilege to call castles, palaces, and grand estates her home, or homes.

Queen Elizabeth’s net worth

The world has long been fascinated with the Royal Family and with the amount of pageantry, jewels, and glamour, you’re likely not alone if you’ve ever wondered just how much a Queen is actually worth.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Her Majesty is worth an eye-watering $600 million (£475.6 million). The 96-year-old’s assets are split into two categories: Assets directly owned by her personally and assets by a body called ‘The Crown Estate’.

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While this may sound staggering the Queen is nowhere near the wealthiest woman in the world – that would be Alice Walton, the Walmart founder’s daughter who’s worth $3.5 billion – and she’s certainly not the wealthiest monarch in the world.

On a list by TBS News, the Queen doesn’t even make it into the top ten as their net worths are all in the billions. At the top of the list is King Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand whose net worth is roughly $43 billion.

How the Queen makes her money is pretty complicated. She’s given a grant from the UK Government – which, according to BBC News, last year was £85 million (or £1.29 per person in the UK) – however, this isn’t simply for the Queen to go shopping or treat herself as much of it goes toward official duties – including staff wages, travel, and property maintenance.

The Queen’s properties and assets

And boy, does the Queen have a lot of properties to keep up with. The Royal Family owns 30 homes in the UK. These include:

  • Buckingham Palace
  • St. James’s Palace
  • Clarence House
  • Kensington Palace
  • Ivy Cottage, Wren House, and Nottingham Cottage
  • Windsor Castle
  • Fort Belvedere
  • Balmoral Castle
  • Birkhall
  • Craigowan Lodge
  • Sandringham House
  • The Castle of Mey
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • The Old Royal Palace of Hatfield
  • Barnwell Manor
  • Dumfries House
  • Thatched House Lodge
  • Frogmore House and Frogmore Cottege
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And that’s not even all of them. However, the Queen doesn’t own a lot of these personally, The Crown does. It also owns many of its assets too including Crown Jewels.

These are just national treasures the monarch is allowed to use during their reign, but not own or sell. Out of all of these grand estates, palaces, and castles, Queen Elizabeth only personally owns Balmoral Castle in Scotland and the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, England.

These are properties she inherited from her father. As for personal assets she doesn’t own a valuable stock portfolio, several works of art and even a stamp collection.

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Rachael is the Senior Content Editor at Freshered. She is NCTJ qualified with an MA in journalism. Rachael has almost ten years experience as a journalist in regional, national and international press and is passionate about creating engaging content.