The Queen of England has been through a lot ever since she took on the crown back in 1952 and let me tell you, she’s the one person you do not want to mess with. You also might wonder, where does she get her money? The three main sources of income for the Queen are the Sovereign Grant, the Duchy of Lancaster estate and her personal property and investments.
Ever since she became Queen, Elizabeth II has been on the move and doing her duties quite well. We also know that the Queen is rich like she could probably cure the student loan debt in the US and still have money left over. You might be wondering, how much is the Queen worth though? In light of the royal wedding between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, let’s find out.
The Queen of England Net Worth £415 Million/$559.50 Million
Queen Elizabeth II was born Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, in London, England. Most did not realize that Elizabeth would someday become Queen of Great Britain. She got to enjoy the first decade of her life with all the privileges of being royal without the pressures of being the heir apparent. Elizabeth was the eldest of Prince Albert, the Duke of York (later George VI) and his Elizabeth (later known as the Queen Mother). Her father, Prince Albert was second in line to the throne until his elder brother Edward VII abdicated in 1936- pushing the shy Prince Albert into an unexpected role of King. King George VI rose to the challenge though, he died early in 1952.
Elizabeth was educated at home along with her sister Princess Margaret and during the Second World War, they were evacuated to Balmoral and later to Windsor Castle. Towards the end of 1945, Elizabeth joined the Women’s Royal Auxiliary Territorial Service, where she served as a driver and mechanic. After the war was over, she increasingly stepped into her role of performing public service and made her first overseas trip to South Africa in 1947. Before her 21st birthday, she said this:
“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”
Soon after, she married Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark in a ceremony at Westminster; they had known each other for several years. However, some were opposed to the union because of his foreign ties, but this was overcome by his service in the Royal Navy. They have been happily married for over 70 long years and their relationship is a source of mutual strength, even if Prince Philip has a reputation for letting slip the odd colorful remark about foreigners.
Everyone knows that Queen Elizabeth is the longest-ruling monarch of the U.K. IF we want to be technical she’s the ruling monarch of 16 individual sovereign states in the Commonwealth of Nations, but who’s truly keep track? I know for sure not me. In 1952, Elizabeth’s father, George IV passed away and Elizabeth was crowned Queen with widespread enthusiasm. It even set TV records worldwide and it appeared to usher in a new era for the monarchy and British Commonwealth.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Queen Elizabeth II has made visits to other countries as head of the Commonwealth and a representative of Britain, including a groundbreaking trip to Germany in 1965. She became the first British monarch to tour there in more than five decades. Talk about big.
In 1973 Queen Elizabeth attended the Commonwealth Conference in Ottawa, Canada, and in 1976 traveled to the United States for the 200th-anniversary celebration of America’s independence from Britain. More than a week later she was in Montreal, Canada, to open the Summer Olympics. In 1979, she traveled to Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman, which garnered international attention and widespread respect.
In 1982, Elizabeth worried about her second son Prince Andrew, who served as a helicopter pilot in the British Royal Navy during the Falklands War. Britain went to war with Argentina over the Falklands Islands, a clash that lasted for several weeks. While more than 250 British soldiers died in the conflict, Prince Andrew returned home safe and well, much to his mother’s relief.
In 2011, Queen Elizabeth II showed that the crown still had symbolic and diplomatic power, when she became the first British monarch to visit the Republic of Ireland since 1911.
Queen Elizabeth has modernized the monarchy, dropping some of its formalities and making certain sites and treasures more accessible to the public. When Britain and other nations struggled financially, she welcomed the elimination of the Civil List, which is a public funding system of the monarchy dating back roughly 250 years. The royal family continues to receive some government support, but she had cut back on spending.
Long Live The Queen for a really long time.