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Queen Elizabeth's income about to rise

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By The Associated Press
Thursday, June 27, 2013, 9:03 p.m.
 

LONDON — Buckingham Palace accounts showed on Thursday that Queen Elizabeth II had a good year financially — the monarch will receive a 5 percent income boost for record portfolio profits.

The Crown Estate, including much of London's Regent Street and Windsor Great Park, made $380 million in the last financial year, a 5.2 percent annual increase.

The queen receives 15 percent of Crown Estate profits through a grant supplied by the British government that funds the monarch's spending as head of state.

The annual grant is $55 million but will rise to $57.7 million in 2014, representing a 5 percent increase.

Keeper of the Privy Purse Alan Reid said in a statement that a significant part of the grant increase would be used on a backlog of essential property maintenance at working Royal Palaces.

Anti-monarchy activists Republic called on the queen to reject the 5 percent increase.

Spokesman Graham Smith said in a statement: “The Crown Estate is not — and never has been — the personal property of the royals. To claim that it should fund their lavish lifestyle is deceitful and dishonest.”

The Crown Estate was created in 1760 when George III agreed the crown lands would be managed on behalf of the government.

The estate includes 15 retails parks across the country, around half of the U.K.'s coastal waters and royal parks such as Hyde Park in London.

 

 
 


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