50 Expensive Things Owned By The UK Royal Family

Queen Elizabeth II finally celebrated her Platinum Jubilee, today, as pert of a special top 50 video, we take a look at 50 expensive things owned by her Majesty and many of her royal family members.

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50 – Balmoral Castle – Queen Elizabeth ll

Re-built in 1856 by William Smith after the original castle was deemed not suitable for modern day life, this splendid castle is the Private Scottish residence of Queen Elizabeth and is said to be one of her favourite places.

Set in 20,000 acres of the best farmland in Scotland, the Royal Standard is always flown when her Majesty is in residence.

Purchased in 1852 for Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, the splendid castle is the Private Scottish residence of Queen Elizabeth and is one of the largest castles in the United Kingdom.

There are a whopping 52 bedrooms inside Balmoral, alongside plenty of reception rooms and while the Queen is in residence, she often takes trips into the countryside.

The whole estate is thought to have a current value of around £60.3 million pounds.

49 – Highgrove Residence – Prince Charles

Prince Charles paid roughly £865,000 for Highgrove Estate in 1980, and the home is sometimes open to the public with almost 30,000 visitors each year.

Prince charles is known for his green lifestyle and solar panels have been installed on the farm while the house is heated by a wood chip boiler.

Waste from the house, which was built in the late 18th century is filtered through a natural sewage system.

He added neo-classical additions to the home in 1987 and the home features ashlar blocks with a stone and slate roof.

48 – Bolehyde Manor – Camilla Parker Bowles

Thought to have been purchased by Camilla Parker Bowles and her then husband Andrew between 1967 and 1973, this large 16th-century stone-tiled building was designated as Grade II listed in 1952.

The grounds of the property include a farmhouse, two summer houses, two 18th century stone lodges and a two-storey former coach-house dated 1806.

Another home that has gardens open to the public over one day of the year, it was most recently sold in 2011 by the Earl and Countess Cairns for £4.76 million.

47 – Malibu Home Prince Harry & Meghan Markle

Featuring eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms, this Italian-style property is located in a high end area of Malibu and has fantastic views of the Pacific ocean.

The palatial home has its own large swimming pool, hot tub, waterfalls and koi ponds while inside you can find a cinema and state-of-the-art gym.

Located just a stones throw away from a private beach, the couple reportedly spent $16 Million dollars on this palatial home.

The Royal coupe will spend around $1 Million dollars to refurbish the property while travelling to and from the UK.

46 – Ray Mill House – Camilla Parker Bowles

Purchased in 1994 by Camilla Parker Bowles after divorcing her first husband Andrew Parker Bowles, this Grade-II listed property is located 15 minutes drive away from Highgrove House.

The home has some amazing gardens and has access to an outdoor swimming pool, stables for her horses, and even a river.

The home features its own master bedroom with four-poster bed, sitting room with garden views, high ceilings, enormous bay with floor-to-ceiling windows and large dining room.

45 – Sandringham Estate – Queen Elizabeth II

Surrounded by 20,000 acres of lush green fields and forests, Sandringham House has been the personal home of four generations of the British Royal Family.

Situated in the English county of Norfolk, the main rooms of the home feature stunning bay windows and is still reported to be on gas lighting.

Features iinclude an amazing entrance hall, fabulous ballroom, working farm and of course, the official royal residences.

The home is often open to the public when the royals are not in attendance and is said to be worth around $160 million dollars.

44 – Audi RS6 – Prince Harry

Having been sold back in 2018, Prince Harry’s Audi RS6 was by far the newest and most impressive car in the Royal Family’s car collection.

Priced at £71,900 with over £11,330 worth of optional extras, his ar featured 21-inch five twin-spoke alloy wheels and a sports exhaust.

Optioanl extras included a panoramic sunroof, privacy glass, RS Sport suspension plus with dynamic ride control, dynamic steering and night vision assist.

The top speed of the car has been increased from 155 mph to a crazy 174 mph and has a twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine.

Its not the first Audi that Prince Harry has owned as his previous motors were an RS5 and an Audi S3.

43 – Toronto Home – Meghan Markle

Once forming part of Meghan Markle’s property portfolio, this home is where Prince Harry stayed when the couple first met.

Described as very private and having lovely amenities, the house features 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.

With marble bathrooms, an outside garage for two cars with beautiful amenities, the home was sold for around $1.4 million dollars.

42 – Audi A8 Limousine – Prince Charles

Featuring a 340-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine, this car has a price tag of around $84,000 dollars and a powerful Bose Surround Sound System that includes 14 speakers.

The car has all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission, air suspension, front and rear anti-roll bars, electric power-assist steering, iPod integration and on-board charging.

Also included is a rear heated foot rest to make those longer journeys more comfortable for both himself and the Royal Family.

41 – Wolferton Railway Station

Officially known as “The Royal Station” Wolferton has been used by members of the Royal Family since well before Queen Elizabeth was born and was once owned by Edward Vll.

Since as early as 1862, Royals and famous leaders of country’s have passed through this station including the King and Queen of Denmark and Tsar Nicholas II of Russia.

Rasputin is reported to have traveled from London to Wolferton on route to Sandringham house in the early 1900’s to speak with the king on matters of war.

Situated 5 miles from King’s Lynn on the North Norfolk Coast, it lies in close proximity to Sandringham House and the line was upgraded to include installation of extra sidings to house the Royal Coaches and double the tracks.

The last Royal train came through the station in 1966 and today the station is owned by Richard Brown with the line closing in 1969.

40 – Lapis lazuli Orb – Prince George

This amazing personal gift was given to Prince George by the Pope, via the Queen, who visited the Vatican in 2011 and it the envy of the Royal Family.

The blue sphere is topped with a silver cross of Edward the Confessor and is known to be an emblem of royal power used by the ancient Romans.

Bearing the inscription “Pope Francis, to His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge” Lapis lazuli is a universal symbol for wisdom and truth.

39 – Tam-Na-Ghar – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Another home that is located on the grounds at Balmoral, this is where the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall stay when in Scotland and is a favorite of the Royal Family.

The three-bedroom cottage, named Tam-Na-Ghar, is also located close to Prince Charles cottage, Birkhall.

Known to have enjoyed some of their happiest times together at the property, the couple stayed at the cottage with their three children during their summer holiday in Scotland in 2019.

38 – Handbag Collection – Queen Elizabeth ll

Rarely seen without a handbag when in public, Queen Elizabeth often uses these handbags to send direct signals to her staff.

Prefering purses from luxury London designer Launer, they currently estimate that she owns around 200 of the pricey accessory.

Coming in at around $2,500 dollars a pop, this means the Queen’s handbag collection is one of the most expensive in the United Kingdom and by far the most expensive of all the Royal Family.

37 – Barnwell Manor – Duke & Duchess of Gloucester

Located near the village of Barnwell, Northamptonshire, the historic former home of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester was occupied by Windsor House Antiques in 2017.

Featuring a 40-room Grade II eighteenth-century manor house that dates back to 1586, the estate in total comprises 2,500 acres.

The house is listed Grade II on the National Heritage List for England and was also once the childhood residence of Prince Philip’s future Private Secretary, Sir Brian McGrath.

36 – Birkhall Home – Prince Charles

Located on 53,000 acres of land, this Royal Deeside home in Aberdeenshire, Scotland was built in 1715.

Inherited by Charles, Prince of Wales from Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, this property is best known for its large gardens.

Heavily restored by the prince in the last 14 years, this home is where Prince Charles and often stay when visiting the Queen at Balmoral and often spend their summer holiday’s at the home.

35 – Bentley State Limousines – Queen Elizabeth ll

Many of the royal cars and carriages in the household form part of the crown estate, however two cars, made especially for her majesty by Bentley, were produced for her to celebrate the Golden Jubilee in 2002.

Features of the two cars include twin-turbocharged, 6.75-litre V8 engines, broad coach doors opening to the rear by almost 90 degrees and armoured bodywork with bulletproof glass.

The cars cabin can be sealed air-tight in case of gas attack, is also blast-resistant, and the tyres are kevlar-reinforced.

Used mostly on official engagements, the cars travel in a motorcade usually including a support vehicle, Royal Protection Squad cars and motorcycle outriders.

Both cars have been converted to run on bio-fuel and have been valued at £10 million each.

34 – Anmer Hall – Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Known as the countryside bolt-hole of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, this massive home features contemporary interiors and was constructed in 1802.

Although kept private, reports suggest the home includes ten bedrooms, a swimming pool and private tennis court.

Several million pounds has been spent refurbishing the Georgian mansion that included a glazed garden room, upgraded tennis court and new kitchen.

The property has been dubbed a secluded fortress with close protection officers on duty round the clock and visitors monitored at all times.

33 – King Khalid of Saudi Arabia Necklace – Queen Elizabeth ll

Presented to the Queen in 1979 by King Khalid of Saudi Arabia during her visit, this necklace features pear-shaped diamonds in a modern fringe setting.

The Queen wore the necklace for a banquet held at Claridge’s in London during King Khalid’s 1981 visit to the UK.

The diamonds radiate away from the necklace base while the pear-shaped pendants cap the fringes and the piece is thought to be worth close to £1.2 million.

32 – Gatcombe Park – Princess Anne

Officially known as the country residence of Anne, Princess Royal, Gatcombe Park is located in Gloucestershire.

Built in the late 18th century, the Grade ll listed home is the private residence of Anne and thought to have cost between £500,000 and £750,000.

Often open for events, including horse trials and craft fairs, the grounds are substantial and cover at least 730 acres.

Features of the main house include five master bedrooms, four secondary bedrooms, four reception rooms, a library, a billiard room a conservatory and staff accommodation.

Its extensive grounds play host to the Festival of British Eventing every year, an organised by Mark Phillips, with considerable input from Princess Anne.

31 – Land Rover Defender – Queen Elizabeth ll

Many in the Royal family own 4×4 vehicles and many of these are made by Land Rover.

One of the Queen’s favourite vehicles is her personal Land Rover Defender even though she only gets to drive once in a while.

She has often been seen driving vehicles from Land Rover and glaring at the press as she goes by.

Featuring a 5-Litre V8 Petrol engine, it was in continuous production at Land Rover’s Lode Lane plant in Solihull for almost 70 years.

30 – Faberge Collection – Queen Elizabeth ll

Some of the finest works by the great Russian jeweller Peter Carl Faberge feature in the Queen’s collection.

Over 300 exquisite objects on display are just half of her collection and have been in the family for over 100 years.

Many are gifts recieved by her from foriegn heads of state and include at least a couple of eggs, picture frames and even flowers.

Its understood that many of the Faberge items do form part of the crown estate and are held in trust by the Queen for the public.

29 – Lagonda 3.0 Litre – Prince Philip

Now sold, this classic car was one of the favorites in the collection of Duke of Edinburgh when he was alive.

Sold at auction for a world record price of £350,000, the 1954 Lagonda 3-litre Drophead Coupe was his personal car until 1961.

The Duke owned this car from new and it is finished in Edinburgh Green with grey leather and was one of just 20 built.

The Prince had access to his own radio telephone in the car that operated on a special frequency allocated by The Admiralty and allowed him to talk to the palace on his journey.

28 – Apartment 1A – K & W

One of the larger and more expensive private homes within the Royal Family, Apartment 1A is located at Kensington Palace.

With over 20 rooms, the apartment is the largest on-site with 20 rooms including two reception rooms, studies and a dining room.

Two kitchens for staff are included alongside the main kitchen which is uded by the royals while the three bedrooms include dressing rooms and two nurseries.

Walls inside the home are filled with art from the Royal Collection and the home has large staff quarters and a large walled-in garden.

The place where Queen Victoria was born and brought up, Kensington palace also features a swimming pool and the gardens allow for public use of the tennis courts.

27 – Dolphins – Queen Elizabeth ll

Similar to the British Fisheries law, Queen Elizabeth ll owns all the dolphins and whales in British waters.

The dolphins actually hold the title “fishes royal” which dates back to a statute from 1324.

Animals gifted to the Queen are often placed in the care of London Zoo, however if a dolphin was gifted, we are sure it would be released into the wild.

26 – Jaguar XJ – Prince Charles

Thought to be somewhere in the region of $70,000 dollars, all seats in the car have their own individual heating systems.

The Jaguar Smart key allows the door handles to automatically unlock as you pull them and the car has has a 0-60 speed of 6.2 seconds.

The soft door close function automatically ensures the doors close softly and securely with minimum exertion and surface progress control helps the vehicle speed on steeper inclines.

With a 3-litre 300PS Diesel engine the interior features Ivory Soft Grain leather seats with Oyster contrast stitching.

25 – Racing Horses – Queen Elizabeth ll

Its no secret that Queen Elizabeth ll has a special place in her heart for horse racing and her stables have bred a number of winners in the past.

She was given her first horse, a Shetland pony named Peggy, at age 4 and was riding confidently by age 6.

By age 18, she was an accomplished rider and has continued to ride horses into her nineties.

She owns many thoroughbred horses for use in racing including her own-bred stock as well as horses bred by the National Stud.

The first reigning monarch ever to be named British flat racing Champion Owner twice, shes hosts the Royal Windsor Horse Show every year in Windsor Park.

Elizabeth also breeds Shetland ponies at Balmoral in Scotland and opened a full-time Highland pony stud at Balmoral.

24 – Carmarthenshire Home – Prince Charles

As we have come to expect from Prince Charles, his properties are both sustainable and ecologically sound.

Making use of locally sourced materials, he has adapted his Welsh home and built a model farm.

The interior of the home features simple plank doors and shutters that are made from Duchy of Cornwall oak.

Simplicity is key with this home and it features a mofern kitchen, living room and several bedrooms with antique quilts.

23 – Ducati 1198S Evo Corse SE – Duke of Cambridge

Described as one motorcycle that everyone should ride at least once, the Duke of Cambridge does indeed own a Ducati 1198S Evo Corse SE.

Featuring Pirelli tyres, a gearbox that is sweeter than sugared almonds and a top speed of 180mph this 1100cc superbike gives him that stealthy Bruce Wayne look.

He is not shy to the world of bikes and has owned at least three others since passing his test aged 19.

Interestingly, George VI, William’s great-grandfather, was often seen riding on his favorite form of transportation, a 350cc Douglas.

22 – Art Collection – Queen Elizabeth ll

Many items grace the Royal Art collection including furniture and ornaments and it is one of the largest private collection of art in the world.

While many artworks are owned by the crown estate, her Magesty doe own some works privately.

Portraits by Rembrandt, Michaelangelo and at least 600 drawings by Leonardo Divinci are just some of the amazing works in the collection.

One of the largest collections of French Furniture ever assembled, it also features many gifts the queen has received over the years.

21 – Engagement Ring – Princess Eugene

Baring a striking similarity to that of her mothers, this ring was given to her by Jack Brooksbank before their wedding.

The couple had been dating for about seven years and got engaged while in Nicaragua.

Its important to point out that this ring bears a similarity to another ring, that worn by Kate Middleton during her engagement to Prince William.

The ring, which is a blush-colored padparadscha sapphire ring surrounded by diamonds, is thought to have cost in the region of £100,000.

20 – Gatcombe Park Home – Mike Tindall

Located in Cheltenham, Hallery House is a detached townhouse where Mike Tindall and Zara Tindall lived before getting married.

Sold for £1.2 million in 2013, the home came complete with hot tub, cinema, gym and jaw dropping interiors.

A Grade II property that is set over four floors with almost 5,000 square feet of space, the couple added a double garage and it has its own basement.

Triple floor-to-ceiling sash windows, seven bedrooms including a spacious master bedroom, spiral staircase and full marble bathroom make the home look amazing.

19 – Craigowan Lodge – Queen Elizabeth ll

Located on the Balmoral Estate, this rustic stone cottage is where Queen Elizabeth spends the first few days of her yearly summer holiday.

Located about one mile from the main Balmoral residence, the seven-bedroom stone house is located on the edge of a forest.

The home became a favorite place for Princess Diana and Prince Charles, mainly due to its remote nature and the Queen also spent time at the home after the passing of Prince Philip.

18 – Cotswolds Farmhouse – Princess Beatrice

Said to still be under construction, the large home features its own swimming pool, party barn as well as tennis courts.

Originally on the market for around £3 million pounds, the home sits in breathtaking and calming scenery and is perfect for the princess and her husband who decided to move to the country.

Security features at the home will include six foot security gates, and a CCTV system while the location is perfect for her sister and family to visit.

17 – Rolex Explorer II – Prince Harry

Presented on a brushed stainless steel oyster bracelet and is Waterproof up to 330ft, Prince Harry’s Rolex Explorer II is a popular and well regarded member of the Rolex Explorer family.

Features of this watch include a classic black dial, white luminous hour markers and its thought to have cost the prince around £5,000.

With its own date window and eye catching red hand with the Rolex calibre 3186 movement, Harry knows the time, all the time.

16 – Land – Queen Elizabeth ll

Thought to be one of the biggest land owners on the planet, Queen Elizabeth II has a portfolio showing around 6 million acres of land.

Owning land in countries that are not her domestic territory, its believed her land holdings could total $33 trillion dollars.

Its thought the Queen owns around one sixth of the worlds non-oceanic surface, but this is, of course, shrinking all the time.

15 – The Castle of Mey – HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother

While it is no longer owned by a specific member of the royal succession tree, this castle has an interesting history as the most northerly inhabited castle in Scotland.

Once owned by HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who purchased the castle in 1952, it features gardens and parklands which extend over 30 acres.

After restoring the gardens and castle to its former glory, HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother spent 4 weeks at the castle each year.

The castle has been estimated as being worth just £1 million pounds, but is thought to be worth much more.

14 – Patek Philippe Watch – PC

One time-piece that is often heard but not seen on the wrist of Prince Charles is his Patek Philippe and this brand has been described as one of the best.

Often commanding a price tag of between $50,000 to $150,000 dollars, watches like the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar feature a platinum bezel and some have the rare black dial.

While the Prince often wears the watch, he is good at hiding it, tucking it into his sleeve and well out of sight.

13 – Mini Countryman – Meghan Markle

Features a top speed of between 122.4 to 145.4 mph, this car is described as being Refined, comfortable and having a quality cabin.

Features chrome detailing and LED lighting, Meghan’s Mini Countryman can go from 0-60 mph in 6.3 – 9.5 seconds.

The car has a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that provides 192 bhp and was a gift from Prince Harry to Meghan Markle.

12 – Rolex Submariner – Prince Andrew

Another Rolex, this time owned by a rather controversial member of the Royal Family.
Prince Andrew has been absent from many Royal circles as of late, but when he chooses his timepieces, he almost always chooses Rolex.

Part of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual line, the Rolex Submariner went into production in 1953.

A classic among wristwatches, it can be submerged in depths of up to 1000 feet and is one of the most widely recognized luxury brands in the world.

Its thought the watch is worth somewhere in the region of $40,000 dollars.

11 – Royal Fisheries – Queen Elizabeth ll

Owning all open underwater fisheries within the water boundaries of the United Kingdom is quite a feat, but thats what it means to be Queen.

Not only does she own the fisheries but she is also responsible for their well-being while Whales and Porpoises are also included in the law from 1342 during the rule of King Edward The Second.

10 – Jaguar i-Pace – PC

Now a fan of economic and energy saving, well pretty much everything, Prince Charles purchased Jaguar’s first electric car in 2018.

With a price tag of $69,500 he opted to avoid the top model which costs as much as $80,000.

With a range of range of 240 miles on its battery, it can produce 394 horsepower and perfectly fits the Princes lifestyle.

9 – Berkshire Home – Duke & Duchess of York

Now completely torn down, this large home was once the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of York.

Originally featuring 12 bedrooms, the home was a gift from the queen in 1986 and was put on the market in 2002 after the couple seperated.

Later purchased by the son-in-law of the former president of Kazakhstan, it was later razed to the ground and a new mansion now sits in its place.

8 – Aston Martin DB6 MK II – PC

Thanks to its fast engine, Prince Charles Aston Martin DB6 can reach a top speed of 151 mph 0–60 Acceleration speed of 8.4 seconds.

Reported to have been converted to Ethenol, this car was a was a gift to Prince Charles for his 21st Birthday.

Produced from September 1965 to January 1971 only 1,788 were ever produced making this quite a collectors item!

The DB6 had the longest production run up to 1975 and this car was was driven by Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton after their wedding in London.

7 – Bentley Continental Flying Spur – Duchess of York

A gift from a Norwegian tycoon, this $200,000 dollar car is thought to have been sold for closer to $50,000.

Interior features include massaging front seats, large screen with infotainment system, on-board Wi-Fi and piano black veneer dashboard.

Thought to have belonged to The Duchess of York until 2016, the Flying Spur features a 6-litre W12 twin-turbo engine.

With a 0-60mph sprint time of just 4.5 seconds and a top speed of 200mph, it was hard to miss her arrival.

6 – Breitling Aerospace Watch – Prince Harry

While Rolex gets the Royal seal of approval, its Breitling that can often be seen on the arm of Prince Harry.

Costing £3,260 pounds, his Breitling Aerospace EVO Volcano features a Black Dial and Titanium Bracelet.

Robust yet lightweight construction that houses the Super-Quartz movement it has 2/24 hour LCD digital display and NVG compatible back-lights.

Water resistance of 100 meters, titanium case, unidirectional- ratcheted bezel and integrated rider tabs make this a timepiece for the experienced watch connoisseur.

5 – Royal Swans – Queen Elizabeth ll

Did you know the Queen has right to claim ownership of all unmarked mute swans swimming in open waters? Well you do now!

The swans accross the UK are now a protected species, and not so long ago you could be jailed even for stealing swan eggs.

Ownership of swans is a very exclusive club and is only permitted by The Queen, Abbotsbury Swannery, The Vintners and The Dyers.

Only unmarked swans are officially owned by The Queen, and she used to attend the annual annual event of Swan Upping on the River Thames.

4 – Transylvanian Properties – Prince Charles

Something slightly less well-known are Prince Charles properties abroad and these include his properties in Transylvania.

Falling in love with the country after a visit in 1998, he purchased two properties in the country sometime in 2006 and 2010.

The Prince and Royal Family only spends a couple of days a year in the area due to his busy schedule.

Owned in the small Saxon village of Viscri and the village of Zalanpatak, the homes have been dubbed world heritage sites.

3 – Swiss Ski Chalet – Duke & Duchess of York

Moving out of the spotlight some years ago, The Duchess of York owned this $15 Million Dollar home is located in the exclusive Swiss village of Verbier.

Coming with 7 bedrooms, a swimming pool and room for a staff of six, the villa has the best access to the ski slopes of the Alps.

Other high profile celebs are known to own villas in this area including Sir Richard Branson, Leonardo DiCaprio and James Blunt.

2 – McDonalds Drive-Thru – Queen Elizabeth ll

While it has now been sold off, the Queen and the Royal Family did indeed own a McDonalds located 80 minutes away from London.

Once part of her £13 billion property empire, Banbury Gateway Shopping Park sits just outside the picturesque Cotswolds.

Featuring leather sofas, digital menu boards and free Samsung tablets, it was the only McDonalds in the counrty to sit on Her Majesty’s land.

She also once owned a McDonalds in Bath Road Retail Park in Slough, but that was sold in 2016 for £177 million.

1 – Cartier Tank Francoise Watch – Princess Diana

Finishing off our list with one of the most famous members of the Royal Family, Princess Diana once owned this amazing Cartier Tank Francoise Watch.

The watch was passed down to her son, Prince William after her death in 1997 and is made from 18 Karat gold.

Prince Harry received the watch after switching Memento’s with William with his mothers engagement ring.

Diana wore the watch mostly after her divorce from Charles and was officially one of her favorite watches.

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