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Old 03-04-2007, 03:49 PM
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I would say the British Royal family. They seem to celebrate everything on such a grand scale. Its the only european monarch (that I know of) that still has a coronation. Also, as far as status I would add that they have titles for everything (and I know the BRF is cutting back on titles) but compared to the Norwegian Royal Family they still have a lot!
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Old 03-04-2007, 03:58 PM
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Yeah, I would tend to agree with you too. But I wanted to put the question out there to avoid my somewhat Anglo-centric understanding of the grandeur of the BRF, considering the fact that I'm a Canadian.

I guess a different question is about which RFs are viewed as "less" grand. Of course this is subjective, but not too many people disagree that the Norwegian RF, being technically relatively new, may have less "grandeur" as the British RF, for example.
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Old 04-27-2007, 07:31 PM
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I would say it would still be the British Royal Family.But they are now far simpler than the state they were in back in the 1980's.They've given up(maybe forever)the gigantic Royal yachts and the longer private Royal Train.But they are still very grand indeed.
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Old 07-12-2007, 05:36 PM
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why Sweden has less then Norway

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This is my first post here. I´m Swedish, the king has a good relationship with the goverment. In a Swedish paper not long time ago it´s said that the king has asked for more money because the king needs it for the cp he pays her for her official things she is doing and he also pays the rest of his kids with his money.

The reason Sweden has less money then the norwiegen is a few things. 1st the Swedish royalfamily did loose a lot on the market. 2nd Norway has Oil and we don´t

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What I don't get are the differences between these 3:
How can Harald have so much and the other 2 so less. I mean, a century ago Norway and Sweden were one. And when they split the norwegians wanted a danish prince. Even if you assume a rather big dowry for Maud, the difference is a bit too much, isn't it? How big could the dowry have been anyway back in the day, around 1900? Then you have Märtha who was swedish. If we go by Carl Gustav's alleged fortune, Märtha's dowry couldn't have been much. And after her we have Sonja, who probably didn't bring in millions. Are we to assume that the norwegian consultants are so much better than the swedish and danish ones? That doesn't add up, IMO.


If he or the family breeds ponies, too, those aren't that many. There are lots of non- billionaire breeders with more ponies/ horses.
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Old 08-31-2007, 12:04 AM
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Forbes has released their list of the world's richest royals:
The World’s Richest Royals

The Sultan of Brunei is tops. Queen Elizabeth and Queen Beatrix are both on it. I was surprised though, QEII is at No. 11. I thought she would be higher up on the list.
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Old 09-03-2007, 06:30 PM
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Richest Royals in the world!

Here is a link to Forbes website
In Pictures, the top 15 richest royals

In Pictures: The World's Richest Royals - Forbes.com
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:57 PM
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Interesting! I did expect Queen Beatrix to be in the list.
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Old 09-03-2007, 08:38 PM
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Forbes aren't renowned for their accurate wealth lists. I would take this list with a pinch of salt ... over the years British Publications such as The Times, F.T etc.. have said it's impossible to but a figure on Queen Elizabeths own personal fortune.
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Interesting! I did expect Queen Beatrix to be in the list.

Queen Beatrix does appear in the list, she is number 14 !!!
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:31 PM
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Many emirs/sheiks/sultans were on the list. Was this because many of their countries (Saudi Arabi, UAE) are oil-rich?
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Old 09-03-2007, 10:57 PM
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I would guess so, acdc1
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:22 AM
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Not a surprising list really. Although I'm not sure the Sultan of Brunei would still be topping the list, didn't he make some bad investments several years ago? Moreover I would have though Sheikh Mohammed would be higher up on the list.
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I just love the discussion of Royal and Imperial Wealth.Especially when Royalty spends it on gorgeous things like fabulous cars,estates,jewelry,sports,music and clothes.I read that the Thai Royal Family is considerably wealthy.But I am not sure.
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Old 10-30-2007, 04:37 AM
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I read that the Thai Royal Family is considerably wealthy.
Correct, but the details are rarely discussed and little information is available. What is known is that the Thai Royal Family is funded from the Crown Property Bureau, created in the 1930s, which in 2003 had an estimated value of US$45 billion. Its finances are known to only a handful: the King and a board comprising aristocrats, financiers and former policiticans. A CPB adviser was quoted as saying "We are transparent in our own way, to survive the judgement of the big boss, the King."
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are all of you asking about the richest royal family in europe or the richest family in europe ?
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The 2008 Sunday Times Rich List places the Queen as the 264th richest person in the UK with a fortune of £320million.
According to the article the Queen owns £100million in investments and shares;has property holdings of £120million, and an art collection of £2million. The royal stamp collection,her horses, her inheritance from the Queen Mother and her jewellery collection bring the total to £320million.
THe Royal Collection is not included as the Queen holds it in trust for the nation.
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I'd put the royal families of Europe in the following order of wealth (richest first). THis is going on articles i've read etc but i've not inlcuded figures for all as they change so much, but i think the order probabley stays about the same:

Liectenstien Royal Family
Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg
Monaco Royal Family
Queen Elizabeth II of the UK (£320million - SundayTimes Rich List 08)
Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands ($300million - Forbes Richest Royals 07)
Royal family of Norway
Royal Family of Sweden
Royal Family of Belgium
Royal Family of Denmark
Royal Family of Spain
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A Very Royal Recession - Forbes.com

Btw. don't forget about Prince Albert II, Albert von Thurn und Taxis, Germany
Age: 24, $2.3 billion, inherited .
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Does anyone know about the wealth of Jordanian royal family?
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Elizabeth II is worth about $250 million in investments, and another $300 million in real property, art and jewels that belong to the Sovereign, rather than the Crown. The Grimaldis are far wealthier than she is ($1.5 billion).
Well all their wealth is immaterial considering how politically insignificant that micro-state is. Do you think all this wealth would matter of war were to start in Europe?
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