We all know that the royal family is really wealthy, but just how wealthy are they and where do they get their vast sums of money from? We’ve done our research and we know exactly how the royal family gets their money. Check out these 12 things you didn’t know about the royal family’s wealth:
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12. The Civil List
For 250 years, the British government subsidized the royal household with a fixed annual payment known as the Civil List. In addition, they also received other grants to pay for the cost of running the royal household. With the Civil List, lesser royals also received direct payments for performing official functions. Public opinion was disapproving of the Civil List so, in 2012, it was abolished and replaced with the Sovereign Grant.