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Money & monarchy

Money & monarchy

First published
Monday 29 June 2020

Last updated
Friday 12 February 2021

Why this story?

The Queen, the living symbol of stability, turned 94 under lockdown. One of her sons has been ex-communicated over his links to a disgraced US sex offender. One of her grandsons has stepped away from Royal duties in a bid for freedom. This is the psychodrama of the Royal Family. But money is the thread running through it all.

There are questions for the Royals and the government to answer which only feel more urgent in a post-Covid world. David Taylor, Editor