Charles III became King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland on September 8, 2022, after Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96. Prince Charles was given the title ‘Prince of Wales’ by Queen Elizabeth II. This ancient title has traditionally been given to the eldest son of the monarch of the United Kingdom. As a young man, King Charles was an avid sports fan and polo player. He has a wide range of interests, including architecture, the countryside, and organic farming in addition to his favorite activities of skiing and fishing.

Prince Charles III
King Charles III assumes the throne

How rich was King Charles III before the Queen’s demise?

King Charles III, her eldest child, is now the constitutional monarch of sixteen of the 53 countries that make up the Commonwealth of Nations. In addition to his current roles as Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England, he was formerly known as Prince of Wales. Charles III, the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II, became King upon her passing.

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Prince Charles III
The new king Charles III

The Duchy of Cornwall was established in 1337 as a real estate trust to generate revenue for the Prince of Wales and his family. Prince Charles was thought to be worth around $100 million before ascending to the English throne, thanks largely to the Duchy of Cornwall.

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According to reports, the trust earns between $20 and $30 million per year from the sale of its numerous residential properties, which include cottages, beach estates, countryside manors, and many others. Following the monarch’s passing, the trust will be handed down to his son, Prince William.

What is the estimated wealth of King Charles III now?

King Charles III is estimated to have a net worth of nearly $600 million as a result of his rise to power.

Now that he is the head of the Royal Household, King Charles will receive income from the Crown Property, a real estate portfolio that neither he nor the government owns but from which he undoubtedly profits. This income will be generated by the rental income of Crown Property. The Crown Property is worth approximately $25 billion dollars and generates approximately $20 million dollars in annual revenue for the monarch.

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The net worth of new king Prince Charles III

Furthermore, the monarch’s other real estate portfolio, known as the Duchy of Lancaster, generates an additional $30 million in annual revenue.

King Charles will now be able to cover his household expenses thanks to the Sovereign Grant that he receives from the Crown Property. With this grant, he will be able to use 25% of the revenue generated by Crown Property.

The head of the British Royal Household also possesses, albeit without ownership, the Royal Assortment Belief. This belief is home to the Royal Household’s artwork and other priceless items. The collection is estimated to be worth more than a billion dollars and contains over a million items. The collection includes paintings by some of history’s most well-known artists, including Rembrandt and Leonardo da Vinci.

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Source: Macra

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