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Last Updated: Thursday February 10 2005 16:58 GMT

Royal money

The current monarch, Queen Elizabeth, gets money in four ways:
  • The Civil List pays for her to do her duties as Head of State and Head of the Commonwealth. For 2001 this was over 35 million.

  • Grants-in-Aid from Parliament provide money for the royal palaces and royal travel.

  • The Privy Purse gives the Queen money for her public and private use.

  • The Queen also benefits from her personal wealth and income.
The Queen also pays tax on her personal income.

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