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What does the Queen have?
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£310mAccording to Forbes, the Queen's personal wealth includes property holdings including Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands, stud farms, a fruit farm and marine land throughout the UK.; extensive art and fine jewelryhttp://www.forbes.com/sites/luisakroll/2011/04/22/just-how-rich-is-queen-elizabeth-and-her-family/
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£90mValue of the Queen's share portfolio, according to the Sunday Times rich list
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19,680Pages of stamps in the 328 albums Royal Philatelic Collection - one of the world’s largest stamp collections built by her grandfather. Not all stamps have yet been mounted. There is probably enough stamps to fill another 2,000 albums or boxes.
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£10bnEstimated value of the Royal Art Collection - although the group of 130,000 objects including 7,000 paintings is probably pricelessSunday TimesIncluding works byLeonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, Breugel, Holbein, Titian, Michelangelo, ReubensGRAPHIC
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£7.9mAmount the Queen gets from the Civil List each year against the costs of royal expenses
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£ 359,000.00Amount Prince Phillip gets from the civil list
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£32.1mTotal official spending by the Queen in 2011 paid for by the state in grants and civil list combined
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The Crown EstateIn theory this belongs to the Monarchy, but in practice, it is run by parliament. Ie, the Queen could not sell itGRAPHIC
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£7bnValue of the Estate's property portfolio, including: Regent Street, 50% of the buildings in St James, stakes in commercial property such as the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent
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£587mThe marine estate, including wind farms
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£1.049bnRural estate, including 106,000 hectares of farming land around the country
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£186mThe Windsor estate, including Windsor Great Park, golf courses and Ascot racecourse
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The occupied palaces
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160,000 square metresSpace in palaces the Queen and family actually live in (all linked together by a private telephone network)
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Buckingham Palace; St James’s Palace, Clarence House and Marlborough House Mews;
The residential and office areas of Kensington Palace; The Royal Mews and Royal Paddocks at Hampton Court; Windsor Castle and buildings in the Home and Great Parks at Windsor.
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1,200Staff in the royal household
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450Paid for by the state
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4,700People applied for jobs last year at the palaces
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76000Guests at official events at the palaces last year
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1.86mpaying visitors to royal palaces last year
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TravelGRAPHIC
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£6mCost of royal travel paid for by the state in 2011
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Includes
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£2.4mHiring helicopters
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£2.2mHiring commercial jets
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Plus:RAF 32 Squadron on call for royal family, but not used in 2011
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£1m salary costs for royal travel
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The Royal Train
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9Coaches in the royal train - five to eight of which are used at any one time
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14Journeys in latest year on the royal train
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931Average distance of each journey
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19Nights spent by the royals on the train
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Royal yachts
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SS GothicUsed by the Queen for her coronation tour in 1954
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HMY Britannia83rd royal yacht, until 1997. In the event of a nuclear attack, the Queen would have been transported in the Britannia to the North West coast of Scotland
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MV Hebridean SpiritChartered by the Queen twice for family cruises around the Scottish coast in 2006 and 2009
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Other vehicles
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Queen's Royal Fleet consists of
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EIGHT LIMOUSINES consisting of:
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TWO BENTLEYS - Both of which are a one-off design by a Bentley-led Consortium with input from The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty's Head Chauffeur set to maximise interior space.
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Technical details differ from your average car with the Bentleys reaching 6.2 metres in length (a metre longer than the standard Arnage design) with a wheelbase of 3.84metres (1.3 metres longer than an average family saloon) in the synonymous Royal claret livery.
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A removable exterior roof was also fitted to allow an all-round view of Royal passengers, which for some maybe be their only chance of seeing the Queen.
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The rear doors are hinged at the back, enabling the Queen to stand up straight prior to stepping out. With rear seats upholstered in Hield Lambswool Sateen cloth and the remaining upholstery in a light grey Connolly hide.
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- One of the two Bentleys was a gift to HM to mark her Golden Jubilee in 2002
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- The Queen's adorns the car mascot of St George slaying the Dragon to indicate her presence in one of her vehicles, however in Scotland she uses the Lion mascot.
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- The Bentleys and Rolls-Royces do not have registration number plates due to being state vehicles.
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THREE ROLLS-ROYCES
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- Two Rolls-Royce Phantom VI state limousines, one presented to the Queen in 1978 for her Silver Jubilee by Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. The first hosting a raised roof and the other 1987 Phantom VI with a normal roofline
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- One 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V 6239cc State Limousine
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THREE DAIMLERS
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- Daimler DS420
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- Daimler Super Eight (the Queen's car for personal use)
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- Daimler Doubt Six (1984)
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CARS
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- HM oldest is a Bentley Phantom IV built in 1950, 5.76 litre engine, which was used by Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh.
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- Other vehicles in the Royal Fleet include a small number of Volkswagen 'people carriers' (NOTE: press office didn't have a figure)
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The Queen owns OVER 100 CARRIAGES AND COACHES
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CARRIAGES
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- Gold State Coach has been used in every coronation since George IV in 1821. The ceremonial carriage is covered with gold leaf and has an exterior decorated with painted panels. Weighing four tons and requiring eight horses to pull it.
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- The coach often used by The Queen at the State Opening of Parliament is known as the Irish State Coach because the original was built in 1851 by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, who was also a coachbuilder --exterior blue and black with gilt decoration and the interior is covered in blue damask.
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COACHES
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- Scottish State Coach - 1830
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- Queen Alexandra's State Coach
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- Glass Coach 1881 Royal bride traditionally travels to her wedding in
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- 1902 State Landau
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- The Australian State Coach (presented in 1988)
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- State and Semi-State Landaus
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- Two barouches, broughams (used for everyday errands carry messengers on official london rounds)
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- Queen Victoria's Ivory Mounted Phaeton (used by Queen since 1987 for her birthday parade as well as several others)
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- Gold State Coach - first used by George III when he opened Parliament in 1762
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30 HORSES - a variety of Windsor Greys and Cleveland Bays, which pull the royal carriages.
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