The fact that Queen Elizabeth II had four children, eight grandkids, and twelve great-grandchildren shows what a large royal family she had managed to raise. Tragically, Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8, 2022. Following a prior announcement from Buckingham Palace that she was receiving medical care, she passed away while visiting her residence in Balmoral.
Charles, the heir apparent of Queen Elizabeth II, ascended to the throne as King Charles III right away. King Charles III stated that various members of the royal family acquired new titles as he transitioned from royal heir to king. As of right moment, the kids are second, third, and fourth in line for the throne. In contrast to the titles they were given at birth, their titles have also altered.
From being the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton are now the Prince and Princess of Wales. Additionally, the three kids received new titles. Prince George of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, and Prince Louis of Cambridge were the original names of Queen Elizabeth II’s great-grandchildren. Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Prince Louis of Wales will now be their formal titles.
Not simply the title was altered after the queen’s passing. CNN reports that Prince William, the late monarch’s heir, and King Charles III received his own money and estate. The family has roughly $21 billion in land, property, and assets, according to CNN. The fact that all of this has been passed down to King Charles III and Prince William has made the prince considerably wealthy and has given him more property than before.
CNN Business reports that Prince William has now taken over his father’s ownership of the Dutchy Cornwall estate. Nearly 140,000 acres of land and other property are owned by this estate, which has a huge and varied portfolio. King Edward III founded the estate, which is worth an estimated $1.2 billion, back in 1337. According to CNN, the estate’s earnings “are used to finance the public, private, and charity initiatives.”
The majority of the family’s wealth, $19 billion, was passed down to King Charles III from the Crown Estate. Because the royal family’s wills are never made public, the remaining approximately $500 million of Queen Elizabeth II’s fortune is unclear.
The family estate will eventually be given to Prince William and his successor, Prince George, when he succeeds his father as king. King Charles III remarked in his opening speech: “Today, I’m happy to enthrone William as Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru, the nation whose title I’ve had the great honor to wear for a large portion of my life and service. Our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I am confident, continue to inspire and guide our national discourse with Catherine at his side, assisting in elevating the underdog to the foreground where necessary assistance may be provided.”
Since Prince Phillip’s dying and the accession of Queen Elizabeth II, the royal family has seen a lot of upheaval. Aside from a title change and the passing of his grandmother, Prince William, the next heir to the throne, is also going through a transformation in his own life.
According to a top royal insider who spoke to ABC News in August 2022, the royal couple plans to leave London and settle in the Berkshire countryside in order to give their children a typical childhood. The insider said, “You can see why they might feel they have more breathing space in Windsor as the children become older and more autonomous. In addition to being more suited to families than Kensington Palace, the cottage is also nearer to Kate’s relatives.
According to the insider, “Kate is quite close to her family and this relocation brings them considerably closer to the Middletons.” It also resembles Kate’s upbringing in rural Berkshire, about which she has talked lovingly and which, in my opinion, has always had a significant impact on how the Cambridges have built their family life.
Now attending Lambrook School, one of the top prep institutions in the nation, are the royal great-grandchildren. “We are pleased that Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis will be joining us this coming September and very much look forward to welcome the family, as well as all of our new pupils, to our school community,” said Jonathan Perry, the school’s headmaster, according to ABC News.
The four-bedroom house was first constructed in 1831 and was well-known for serving as Queen Adelaide’s tea house. According to Vogue, the queen started renting out the house to members of the royal family and other workers in 1941. The house has no on-site personnel and is only spacious enough for the royal family.