Queen Elizabeth II left behind one of the world’s largest jewelry collections, including tiaras, brooches, necklaces and rings dating back to Queen Victoria.
Who will inherit the queen’s $4 million jewelry fortune?
During his 70-year reign, the former monarch amassed an estimated personal fortune of $500 million. The Queen’s wealth spans many areas such as investments, real estate (most notably Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle, where she died), art collections, and Jewelry, of course.
First, she has “access” to Crown Jewels which is estimated to be worth a total of $3.48 billion. Crown Jewels are British royal treasures and have been crafted since the 1600s and include more than 100 pieces. The most important of them is the Crown of Saint Edward, the Scepter of the Sovereign, and the orb of Sovereign, a symbol of power and often appears in ceremonies. Crown Jewels are part of the Royal Collection, now on display in the Tower of London, which attracts 2.5 million visitors each year. In fact, the current ruler (now King Charles III) could use them but not have full ownership.
The Queen’s personal collection inherited, gifted, and purchased by the Queen has an estimated value of up to 4 million USD. Only the crown, Queen Elizabeth II currently owns about 50 expensive crowns. Theoretically, this is considered private property, so she has the right to pass it on to anyone. British royal commentator Josh Rom told the New York Post:
In royal history, many times the public has been able to admire the jewelry of the Queen of England shining with her descendants on important occasions. The most typical is the wedding of Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton. Princess Kate then wore a Cartier Halo tiara with 1,000 diamonds, which was previously a favorite accessory of her sister, Princess Margaret. At the 2018 wedding of the Sussex House, Meghan Markle again wore the $ 700,000 crown of Queen Mary – wife of King George V.
Also in 2018 at her wedding, Princess Eugenie, the Queen’s niece, wore the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara, containing rose-cut diamonds and six large emeralds, inherited by the Queen Mother. in 1942. Two years later, Eugenie’s sister Beatrice helped Queen Mary’s tiara – Fringe Tiara again appear in public at her wedding. It once marked the big day of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1947.
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