Queen’s net worth when she died as King Charles inherits unimaginable wealth

Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain's longest reigning monarch, her eldest son Charles has become King.

King Charles, 73, automatically became the new monarch, with his wife Camilla, 74, becoming Queen Consort, after the Queen passed away on 8 September.

Alongside his new duties as King, Charles inherited the majority of his late mother's vast fortune – estimated to be worth at least £436million.

The exact amount the Queen's eldest son will inherit is unknown, as due to an update of British law during the 1970s this will not be disclosed to the public.

An agreement with the British government also exempts transfers of property from one sovereign to another from inheritance tax.

The Firm as a whole is estimated to be worth around £24bn, which is split between four categories.

The Crown Estate, which includes a collection of properties, is the most valuable official holding, as it's said to be worth £16.7bn.

The Duchy of Cornwall is worth an estimated £1.2bn and is set to be passed on to the new Prince of Wales, Prince William, 40.

The Duchy owns The Oval in south London, as well as farmland in southern England, offices in London, holiday homes rentals and a supermarket depot. The real estate portfolio generates millions in revenue each year, as it spans 130,000 acres.

The Duchy of Lancaster is worth just under £1bn and is owned by whoever is the current reigning monarch. In fourth place is the Royals' private wealth, which remains a mystery to the public.


King Charles isn't the only royal who has inherited a vast amount of wealth following the Queen's death, as Prince William has inherited a £23 million-a-year income as the new Duke of Cornwall, taking over the role from his father.

His new annual income is generated by the Duchy’s giant portfolio of buildings, land and other financial investments, and is set to cover the royal’s public and private life.

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