Queen Elizabeth II is both the longest-living and longest-reigning British monarch in history. Head of State is one of the toughest jobs in the world, making Her Majesty much deserving of the luxurious and priceless items she’s collected.
The Queen has extremely valuable belongings, such as precious works of art, shopping centers, gold mines, and more. Although her net worth is an estimated $600 million, many of her possessions are worth much more!
Racehorses: $9 Million
The queen has had a passion for horses since she was a girl and this got her interested in horse racing. Over the course of her life, her racehorses have won 451 races.
Her racehorse investment earned her at least $9 million. Now, she owns about 30 horses and actively keeps an eye on them.
The Cullinan Diamond: $51 Million
The queen has some pretty expensive items in her collection. One of the priciest is the world’s largest clear-cut diamond, the Cullinan Diamond, which is worth $51 million.
The diamond is 530.2 carats and was first presented to Mary of Teck in 1910 before it was used on the Sovereign’s Scepter with the Cross.
Hyde Park: $19 Billion
Similar to Central Park in New York City, Hyde Park is a public park in London where people can socialize, take in a concert, or participate in outdoor activities.
Queen Elizabeth II and her family have owned Hyde Park since 1660 and its estimated cost is $23 billion USD, according to the Evening Standard. Also, some of the first movies were filmed there in the late 1880s.
Henry VIII’s Armor: Priceless
One of the queen’s most prized possessions is a suit of armor that once belonged to Henry VIII. Her family has owned the suit since 1540 and it is considered priceless.
History buffs who want to see Henry VIII’s armor are in luck because many of his pieces can be found on display in various museums.
The Royal Box At Wimbledon: $222,000
Most tennis fans have likely heard about the Wimbledon Tennis Championships. The Queen owns the Royal Box, which includes 74 front row seats on the main court.
The Royal Box is valued at $222,000 and only royals or people invited by a member of the royal family can sit there.
The British Seabed: $100 Billion
Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family have owned the British Seabed since 1066, which is valued at over $100 billion.
The queen also owns all of the mining rights with an estimated $60 billion of oil likely under the seabed. Also, she was given the right to collect royalties from its wind and wave power beginning in 2004.
200 Launer Handbags: Over $500,000
The queen can afford to buy any handbag she desires, but her top choice will always be Launer. She was first gifted one by her mother in the 1950s and she has loved them ever since.
Queen Elizabeth II now owns over 200 Launer handbags, which are worth over half a million dollars.
Faberge Eggs: $200 Million
Faberge eggs are one of the most expensive and lucrative items people can collect. The queen has a massive collection of them, which was started in 1900 by Queen Alexandra and Edward VII.
Her collection of Faberge eggs has surpassed 600 and they are worth over $200 million. Faberge eggs are often given to members of the royal family from other leaders of the world.
Westminster Abbey: Priceless
Westminster Abbey is one of the top tourist attractions in London, England. Many royal events such as weddings and funerals tend to take place there.
The queen is the owner of this historic building, which is considered priceless. Westminster Abbey has been in the royal family since 1066 and it’s not regulated by any particular religion.
150,000 Works Of Art: $10 Billion
One of the most expensive collections owned by the queen is her more than 150,000 works of art. King Charles I started the collection in the 17th century and it is now worth over $10 billion.
Some famous artists with pieces in the collection include Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Fan Hals, and Leonardo da Vinci.
Trafalgar Square: Priceless
Trafalgar Square was named after the British victory during the Trafalgar Battle and it has been owned by the royals since 1840.
The area is often used for demonstrations, protests, community meetings, and more. Also, every year for Christmas a large Christmas tree is donated to Trafalgar Square from Norway.
Queen Victoria’s Wedding Dress: Priceless
While some items in Queen Elizabeth II’s collection have a numerical value, others are priceless. One of her most prized possessions is Queen Victoria’s wedding dress.
The white color and lace fabric were relatively bold for a wedding dress in the 1840s, so Queen Victoria is considered one of the first women to create that trend.
The Tower Of London: $56 Billion
First built in 1078, the Tower of London is a historic landmark best known as being a famous prison during the 16th and 17th centuries.
The queen has owned the tower since 1953 and it’s currently valued at $56 billion. The Tower of London will be passed down to whoever has the crown in the future.
An Aberdeen Angus Cow: Estimated $2,800
While the Aberdeen Angus cow isn’t the most expensive thing in the Queen’s collection, it’s something she will always treasure.
The former Queen Mother loved the breed, so she and Queen Elizabeth II became patrons of the Aberdeen Angus Cattle Society. Queen Elizabeth II was presented with a $1,500 calf who eventually gave birth to triplets in 2017.
Shopping Centers: $2 Billion
The royals’ estate portfolio is massive. They own three shopping centers and 14 retail and shopping parks. The shopping centers alone are worth over $2 billion.
About 100 million shoppers come to royal-owned shops every year and there is still 10 percent of the queen’s retail real estate that is waiting to be developed.
All Of the Dolphins in the United Kingdom
It may be expected that the Queen of England owns land or priceless jewels, but some people may not know that she also owns dolphins.
According to Daily Express, the queen is technically in charge of every dolphin, fish, whale, porpoise, and fishery in the United Kingdom. Some of her royal courtiers shared she has a special place for dolphins in her heart.
Every Swan In England And Wales: $130,000
In the 15th century, the crown was given the right to own every swan on the water throughout England and Wales. Each swan is worth about $300, so this totals to about $130,000.
The queen got this honor because swans used to be considered a delicacy. Also, she conducts an annual swan count to keep the tradition alive.
Her Estate Includes 25,000 Acres Of Forest
The Crown Estate owns at least 25,000 acres of rural forest land around the United Kingdom and other areas of the world.
Much of this land has been untouched for decades, so its value remains undisclosed. The rest of the forest land is used for farming and it’s unlikely it will be used for anything else.
Scotland’s Gold Mines: $300 Million
The queen has the right to all of the gold mines in Scotland, which are worth over $300 million. When people find gold in the mines, they usually don’t keep them because they don’t want her to be upset.
Also, the royals have control over salmon fishing in Scotland as well.
Diamond Tiara: $700,000
The 1333 Diamond Diadem tiara was created by Rundell & Bridge in 1820 and was first worn by Queen Victoria.
The queen has owned this tiara since 1953 and it is now worth over $700,000. Those who visit Buckingham Palace can see this precious tiara displayed, except when Queen Elizabeth II is wearing it.
Half Of The UK Shoreline Is Hers
One of the most exclusive things Queen Elizabeth II got to inherit after accepting the crown was the UK shoreline. She owns a large portion of the coastline in Northern Ireland, Wales, and England.
While there isn’t a specific price to all of this land, she is in control of many scenic landmarks across the UK shoreline.
Renewable Energy Projects: $1 Billion
While many countries move into renewable energy, so does the United Kingdom. The queen owns several renewable energy projects.
This is because she owns the seabed and all activity that occurs there. One of the most important projects is a wind farm that has generated almost a billion dollars in a little over a decade.
Regent Street: $2 Billion
Regent Street is one of the busiest places in London, England with retail shops, restaurants, and more. The queen owns the majority of the street with $2 billion dollars of properties.
It was named after Prince Regent, later George IV, and was designed by architects John Nash and James Burton.
An Incredible Car Collection: Over $13 Million
The Queen’s car collection is impressive! She’s estimated to have owned around 30 Land Rovers over the years, eight limousines, three Rolls Royce, three Daimlers and two Bentleys.
The Royal Family has a close relationship with Land Rover, which is also the sponsor of the annual Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle.
In 2002 the queen threw a huge party called the Party at the Palace to celebrate 50 years since she accepted the crown.
The party included a live concert with many famous artists such as Ozzie Osbourne and Paul McCartney. The concert was turned into a CD, which sold over 100,000 copies in its first week. This made it a gold record.
Her Own ATM
Living as a royal has many perks. One of those happens to do with finances. The queen is fortunate enough to have her own private ATM machine.
She prefers to use a bank called Coutts, and installed an ATM machine in her basement. However, the machine cost eight thousand dollars, not including the money inside.
She Has Her Own Flag
Queen Elizabeth II was, of course, aware that England had their own flag, but she wanted one of her own that would represent her personality.
She worked with the College of Arms in 1960 to create a blue navy flag with a crown, which is surrounded by a gold circle of flowers.