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They get about £85 million a year via the Sovereign Grant, security costs about another £150 million. A non-hereditary head of state would come with a price tag too, but is it right that the Queen’s income should be linked to the profits of what is in practice a commercial property company? Charles says he’ll slim the royals down. How slim is the right amount of slim?
Producer, writer and journalist, and author of The Queen’s True Worth: unravelling the public and private finances of Elizabeth II
Royal commentator. Angela spent over a year with Prince Harry writing his biography: Harry: Conversations with the Prince. She also spent a year with Prince Charles and six months with The Duchess of Cornwall writing profiles of them both
Founder and Director, British Monarchists Society; Editor-in-Chief and Director, Crown & Country Magazine
Investigations Editor, Tortoise