Originally Posted by Duc_et_Pair
It seems the Grand Duke pays for 90 staff out of his private assets.
He is not. The court employs about 100 people, 10 of them are state workers detached to work for the Grand Duke and directly paid by the state. The other 90 are employed by the court and thus paid for by the Grand Duke with the money given to him by the state. Next year, he will receive 9.8 million euros with 8.1 million euros going into the salaries of the people working for the court. He, however, does use private money to fullfill all of his representative duties.
If you look more detailed into the estimations of the wealth of the Grand Ducal Family, you will see that many of them simply can't be true as they still list the Grand Ducal Palace and Berg Castle at the property of the Family even though they have been owned by the state for decades. Also, being wealthy and owning a lot of property does not equal having a lot of money laying around.