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A Firm without its queen: How the Royal Family runs its finances

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II waves to the crowd from Buckingham Palace on June 5, 2022. © Frank Augstein, AFP

As the UK mourns the death of Queen Elizabeth II, we delve into the finances of the British monarchy and what could change. With assets from castles and sporting grounds to jewels and art, the Royal Family is estimated to have more than €20 billion in personal wealth. Does the monarchy costs more to British taxpayers than it brings in? Kate Moody discusses this and more with Dr Laura Clancy, a lecturer at Lancaster University and author of "Running the Family Firm: How the Monarchy Manages Its Image and Our Money".

Also in the programme:

  • A new head of government has also been installed in the UK and top of her agenda is the energy crisis. How is Liz Truss planning to shake up the source of British power? 
  • And will the cost of living crisis force restaurants and pubs to close? Our reporters have been meeting some of the British business leaders who are worried about their future. 
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