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Old 11-15-2005, 01:02 AM
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There have been recent articles that claim that Kate's family is infuriated by reports that she moved in with William and that she has not and has her own flat in London. I believe I read this in the Daily Mail.
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Old 11-15-2005, 02:51 AM
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I don't understand why this isn't common knowledge it seems. Even in US papers they write things like 'Royalty On Welfare'. And these are reporters who obviously have not done their research. I have read about the POW's income from the Duchy Of Cornwall since I was a kid. And I hope they remove the sexist law that only allows it to go to the eldest son of the Monarch. In future I hope their is an older daughter who is Princess Of Wales Duchess Of Cornwall in her own right.
I wonder if the estimates of William's inheritance from Diana are accurate. I think he won't have that money until he is 25, right? at his 25th birthday, the trust fund from Diana for ???$25 million???? will be released to him? This is a lot of money to most people in the world, a tremendous amount from the perspective of the average person, but compared to other royals and heirs, this is very small. And living off of Charles' Duchy of Cornwall monies for the moment is also very modest compared to his royal and aristocratic contemporaries. I've read over and over than a typical year for Charles from the Duchy grosses a mere $1 million! I know that's a lot to most of us, but to royalty, that's pocket change, right?!
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Old 11-15-2005, 04:10 AM
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Living off of Charles' Duchy of Cornwall monies for the moment is also very modest compared to his royal and aristocratic contemporaries. I've read over and over than a typical year for Charles from the Duchy grosses a mere $1 million! I know that's a lot to most of us, but to royalty, that's pocket change, right?!
$1m??? Last year the Duchy's income was twelve million pounds. From that, the Prince of Wales will spend whatever he needs. Big bikkies in anyone's scheme of things!
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William and Harry have their own money, via trusts from the Queen Mother and Diana, and don't need the Duchy's income to support themselves. They are receiving an income from their mother's trust and stand to inherit millions in the next five to ten years.
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I wonder if the estimates of William's inheritance from Diana are accurate. I think he won't have that money until he is 25, right? at his 25th birthday, the trust fund from Diana for ???$25 million???? will be released to him? This is a lot of money to most people in the world, a tremendous amount from the perspective of the average person, but compared to other royals and heirs, this is very small. And living off of Charles' Duchy of Cornwall monies for the moment is also very modest compared to his royal and aristocratic contemporaries. I've read over and over than a typical year for Charles from the Duchy grosses a mere $1 million! I know that's a lot to most of us, but to royalty, that's pocket change, right?!
Diana's estate was worth a lot more than $25 million. When she died, her investments were worth closer to $40 million. Even before her divorce settlement, the Princess had her own fortune worth about $10 million from her father and the Fermoys.
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Old 11-15-2005, 10:58 AM
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Diana's estate was worth a lot more than $25 million. When she died, her investments were worth closer to $40 million. Even before her divorce settlement, the Princess had her own fortune worth about $10 million from her father and the Fermoys.
Diana's estate was only 21.7 million when she died. Her will was on the net and Peter Tatchell also stated that sum in an article. It was all left to her sons.:)
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Diana's estate was worth a lot more than $25 million. When she died, her investments were worth closer to $40 million. Even before her divorce settlement, the Princess had her own fortune worth about $10 million from her father and the Fermoys.
$40 million, as in dollars or pounds? Because there is quite a difference there. It gets confusing because the British papers cite one amount and the US papers convert it over, but I don't think their conversions are always exact.

As for Warren's estimate of $12million/annum for the Duchy, I have the same question. Are the conversions right?
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Old 11-15-2005, 06:44 PM
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As for Warren's estimate of $12million/annum for the Duchy, I have the same question. Are the conversions right?
Warren's estimate was in pounds, which means that there are no conversions of currency in the mix, that are right or wrong.
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Diana's estate was only 21.7 million when she died. Her will was on the net and Peter Tatchell also stated that sum in an article. It was all left to her sons.:)
I could live very comfortably off 21.7 m - hell, I could comfortably live off 10 m. I don't care whether its dollars or pounds, its still a lot of money.
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Warren's estimate was in pounds, which means that there are no conversions of currency in the mix, that are right or wrong.
Then, when he said the duchy grosses annually 12mil, he was speaking in terms of pounds. I know that the pound is worth significantly less than the dollar, so this "12" becomes much lower when converted to dollars. When I said the Duchy income was 1mil typically, I was citing it in terms of dollars.
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12 million pounds is approximately US$20,826,300 according to the current exchange rate.

One pound is about US$1.75 now. The only time it was a dollar per pound was back in 85 when I was over there but the dollar was incredibly strong. Its not that strong any more.
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12,000,000.00 GBP

= US $20,828,671.37

United States Dollars 1 GBP = 1.73572 USD 1 USD = 0.576129 GBP
courtesy: http://www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi
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I think if William wants to live with his girlfriend that should be fine. I do think he should be able to do whatever he wants as long as he doesn't put the mnarchy at risk. He still growing and learning and Kate is by his side if they want to live together then I say why not? go for it.
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"living together"

One question -- what if Miss Middleton were to become pregnant before anyone gets married? What then?
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One question -- what if Miss Middleton were to become pregnant before anyone gets married? What then?
You'd see the fastest wedding preparations ever made.

I wouldn't be surprised if a basic plan has already been made for a wedding for William, and Harry, and probably also funerals for each of the members of the RF.
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Old 07-07-2006, 11:47 AM
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the couple is living together for some time now?

time to get a proposal!!!
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I don't think is a problems, he has already lived with her when they were at University. I think it is better then them sneaking around waiting for the press to catch them.
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Old 07-10-2006, 10:02 PM
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But what if we get another situation with Kate and Wills like Mrs. Fitzherbert & George IV? Not quite acceptable enough to marry outright but live as a married couple? (Not that Kate and Wills are secretly married like George and Maria apparently were...)
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Old 07-10-2006, 10:07 PM
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Here is a weird question..does Great Britain have common law wives/husbands? If so..what is the time frame. In that states, if you live with your partner for a certain period of time you (say 4 to 7 years)..than you are considered to be married. It varies from state to state.
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