The way the Queen funds her activities, what she personally owns and what is owned by the public, is complex.
Taxpayers fund her activities including a planned renovation of Buckingham Palace (which is not her personal property) through the Sovereign Grant, which is funded from profits generated by the huge commercial property business owned by the reigning monarch but only while she is Queen.
In 2017/18, the Crown Estate generated a profit of £329.4 million ($A588 million) and this money was given to the UK Treasury, the BBC reported.
A portion of this money, about £47.4 million ($A84 million), was provided as a grant to the Queen to fund her duties and maintenance of the royal palaces.
The gold piano is part of the Royal Collection, an art collection made up of more than one million objects owned by the British royal family. The Queen owns some of the objects as a private individual but others are owned in the right of the Crown .
The gold piano is not actually made of gold but is mahogany, painted and gilt in gold. Queen Victoria commissioned the piano in 1856 and it was recently went through a 12-month restoration to clean it of surface dirt, which covered many parts of its decoration.
By the way right of the Crown actually means us.I can’t help wondering that maybe it’s part of plan to “Unite the Nation” after Brexit with a abdication followed by a 2020 coronation.
it would see Mr Windsor give a farewell address next Christmas as perpetration for Carlo’s coronation begins in the following summer expunging all memories of the 2018 disaster.
It could possibly then see British Nationalism and the Union being a non-stop media frenzy and forestalling a Second Scottish Independence Referendum being called.