Experts say Elizabeth II has enormous wealth. According to them, the Queen may be associated with one of the largest real estate agencies: The Crown Estate, DW reported.
In addition to a huge plot of land in central London, The Crown Estate has real estate throughout the UK—from castles and cottages to farmland and forests, as well as shopping gardens and malls. The agency also owns more than half of the UK coast, and this gives it the right to conduct offshore commercial activities, such as the installation of wind farms.
“Administering real estate worth at least £14.1 billion (€16.4 billion, $17.8 billion), it is one of Europe's largest property groups. The question of who exactly owns the real estate empire is not a straightforward one, though," DW added.
"The Crown Estate belongs to the reigning monarch 'in right of the Crown,' that is, it is owned by the monarch for the duration of their reign, by virtue of their accession to the throne," the company explains on its website. "But it is not the private property of the monarch—it cannot be sold by the monarch, nor do revenues from it belong to the monarch."
And although the company says that The Crown Estate's profits go to the British government each year, about 25 percent of it goes directly to the Queen and her family as a sovereign grant. According to experts, this is evidence of a direct link between Elizabeth II and the agency.
In that case, according to experts, the Queen of Britain has enormous wealth.