Spain's King Felipe VI has revealed himself to be one of the poorest monarchs in the world, after he published details of his own wealth to distance himself from corruption scandals in the royal family.
The House of Saud has ruled since 1744 and even named the country after itself. King Salman has ruled since 2015 and is believed to have a fortune of US$18 billion, making him the richest individual royal on the planet.
Felipe VI may, in fact, be the 'poorest' King in Europe.
Of the 26 monarchies around the world, 12 are in Europe and 10 of those 12 are led by a royal family. This includes well-known royal families such as the Windsors in the United Kingdom and the Grimaldi's in Monaco.
Throughout scripture, it is made clear that the Abrahamic deity is not supposed to be the God simply of a small tribe in Palestine, but the God of the entire world. In the Book of Psalms, God's universal kingship is repeatedly mentioned; for example, Psalms 47:2 refers to God as the "great King over all the earth."
The palace, like Windsor Castle, is owned by the reigning monarch in right of the Crown. Occupied royal palaces are not part of the Crown Estate, nor are they the monarch's personal property, unlike Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle.
The Sovereign Grant is paid annually to the monarch by the Treasury to fund the monarch's official duties, replacing the system of funding the Royal Household by a mixture of civil list payments and grants-in-aid.
What does the Queen receive from the government? For 2021-2022 the Sovereign Grant was set at £86.3m - equivalent to £1.29 per person in the UK.
Harry and Meghan no longer earn money from the the Sovereign Grant, but when they did as working royals, the funds covered only 5 percent of their costs and was used only for office expenses.
No surprises here. Queen Elizabeth was unanimously voted as the most popular Royal and was described by fans as hardworking, respected, and dignified.
It's impossible to know this for certain. However, here is what the historical sources do tell us: in 1324, Mansa Musa, ruler of the medieval Mali empire, which stretched across west Africa (not to be confused with today's Mali), set off on pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest cities of Islam.
Akshata Murty, 42, owns shares worth almost a billion dollars in Infosys, according to the company's disclosure to the stock exchange. This makes her richer than Queen Elizabeth II, whose personal wealth is about 350 million pounds ($460 million), according to the 2021 Sunday Times Rich List.
1. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge is the richest kid in the world with an estimated net worth of $5 billion.
She doesn't have a passport
“As a British passport is issued in the name of Her Majesty, it is unnecessary for The Queen to possess one,” reads the royal family's website, adding that all other members of the royal family, including The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge, do have passports.
Here are some of the key figures from the royal accounts for 2020-2021: £86.3 million - The total taxpayer-funded Sovereign Grant, made up of £51.8 million for the "core" funding and an extra £34.5 million for the reservicing of Buckingham Palace.
Quick tally of its various assets: The Crown Estate holds $19.5 billion, Buckingham Palace is worth an estimated $4.9 billion, the Duchy of Cornwall holds $1.3 billion, the Duchy of Lancaster holds $748 million, Kensington Palace has an estimated worth of $630 million, and the Crown Estate Scotland holds $592 million.
They are part of the Royal Collection, held in trust by the monarch for the nation. Since the 1600s the 'Crown Jewels' have been protected at the Tower of London.
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Among Buckingham Palace's mysterious 775 rooms is a swimming pool, where heirs to the throne from Prince Charles to Prince George have reportedly learned how to swim.
Despite not living there, the monarch will never be in a position to be able to sell the palace off, because she doesn't even own the building! This is because the 775-room royal residence technically belongs to the Crown Estate, and not the Queen herself.
Meet the world's first emperor. King Sargon of Akkad—who legend says was destined to rule—established the world's first empire more than 4,000 years ago in Mesopotamia.
1. Monarchy of Japan. Currently, the monarchy of Japan is considered to be the oldest monarchy that still exists in the same bloodline. Emperor Jimmu has founded the kingdom of Japan on February 11, 660 BCE.
The Queen plays a constitutional role in opening and dissolving Parliament and approving Bills before they become law.