The British royal house has a gigantic patrimony. Houses, castles and palaces that, for the most part, belong to Queen Elizabeth II, but in these residences live some members of the family. But one thing must be emphasized: they do not live there for free. Each member pays monthly rent to Her Majesty.
Princess Anne resides in Gatcombe Park, in Gloucestershire, a house that was a gift from Elizabeth II and is valued at about 26 million euros, so it does not pay rent to the crown.
On the other hand, there are other members who must pay a monthly rent, which is managed by The Crown Estate, a company that collects all the leases of the crown.
How much does it cost to live in the palace?
The lease of Prince Andrew, who lives in Royal Lodge since 2003 with Sara Ferguson is 75 years and paid about 1.2 million euros, which would be a little more than 300 euros a week.
For their part, the Earls of Wessex live in Bagshot Park with their two children James and Louise, have a lease, which can be extended for 150 years and for which they paid about six million euros.
In the case of Princess Eugenie and Beatrice of York, both lived together in St. James’s Palace for 10 years at a rate of 26,000 euros per year, according to the portal ‘Insider’. Today Beatrice resides in River Lodge.