King Charles, Royals Wave from Buckingham Palace Balcony, but No Harry and Meghan!

King Charles III and his wife Queen Camilla

By Kurt Zindulka – 6 May 2023 – Breitbart

My cmnt: I’m no “royals watcher” and I don’t watch British series like Downton Abby or The Crown. My wife on the other hand loves everything about the British aristocracy especially pre- Princess Diana. However I did work as a financial systems analyst and programmer in the 1980s when my company was bringing onto our system a couple of our plants in England and so spent hundreds of hours on the phone talking with my British counterparts. They told me at the time that Charles and Diana would never be “allowed” to divorce and that Camilla was toast and would never be part of the royal family. Just shows you how much the Brits know about the future of their own royalty.

My cmnt: You’ve got to admire how long and deep the love of Charles is and has been for Camilla. He’s always seemed to me like a spineless douchebag but I do have to give him credit for patiently waiting for his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, to finally die. Don’t get me wrong here – my complaint about Elizabeth is that if she were a normal, good and loving mother she would have abdicated the throne when she turned 80 so her son could have a shot at as long and glorious reign as she herself has had. Also it would have been a grand gesture and she would have still been the center of attention which is what she craved. The old bird sitting on the throne until she was a decrepit 96 was just mean and thoughtless towards Charles.

And here she is with Charles and William

King Charles III and Queen Camilla wave to the crowds from the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their coronation ceremony in London. Petr David Josek / AP


My cmnt: I include this piece about the King’s vast wealth because me wife (and others) will find it interesting. I, for one, am not jealous at all about their wealth. Yes, they get to keep it tax free, and since I’m not a democrat or Marxist I could care less. Also the American Leftist royalty like the Kennedy’s manage to keep their vast wealth from generation to generation by taking advantage of tax laws they themselves help write.

My cmnt: Democrats in government and other Marxists, all communist leaders and other dictators, like the monarchs of Britain, often enter office with little or nothing but leave office like the Clintons, Obamas, Pelosi and Bidens (among many others) with a sizeable fortune.


May 4, 2023

How Rich Is King Charles III? Inside The New Monarch’s Outrageous Fortune

Even before his coronation on May 6, Charles now oversees some $46 billion in assets and inherited at least $500 million from Queen Elizabeth, including her castles, jewels, art collection and a horse farm—all of it tax-free.

Here’s what we know about King Charles’ wealth. (from CBS news)

The Duchy of Lancaster: $820 million

The duchy consists of a private estate owned by the monarch that spans about 45,000 acres across England and Wales, ranging from castles such as Lancaster Castle to commercial properties in London’s Savoy precinct. 

Lancaster Castle
Lancaster Castle, Lancashire, 2021.DAMIAN GRADY / GETTY IMAGES

The estate provided Queen Elizabeth with profits of almost $140 million in the five years before her death, the Guardian noted. The assets of the sprawling group of properties is worth about $820 million, it estimated. 

Private jewels: $670 million

A 94.4-carat pear-cut diamond will be featured in the crown worn by Camilla, the Queen Consort, in the coronation — representing just one of the jewels privately owned by Queen Elizabeth that are now among Charles’ possessions, according to The Guardian. 

Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Lesser Stars of Africa brooch for a service at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark the diamond jubilee in 2012. BEN STANSALL/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

Together, the 54 privately owned jewels are worth about $670 million, the Guardian estimated. The diamond that will be in Camilla’s crown is one of two gems called the “the Lesser Stars of Africa,” which are both usually in a brooch that The Guardian estimates could be worth more than $226 million. 

The Crown Jewels — many of which will be displayed during the coronation — are owned by the state and aren’t part of Charles’ wealth.

Balmoral and Sandringham: $415 million

Charles inherited Balmoral, the Scottish estate where Queen Elizabeth passed away last year, and Sandringham, an estate in Norfolk, from his mother. 

Balmoral Castle is pictured near Ballater, on March 30, 2022.ANDREW MILLIGAN/POOL/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Balmoral, with 53,000 acres of land, is valued at $100 million, while Sandringham, which includes farmland and rental properties, is worth $315 million. 

Other royal haunts of the monarchy, such as Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace, aren’t actually properties of the king, but are owned by the state. 

Race horses, a stamp collection and art: $190 million

Queen Elizabeth owned about 70 thoroughbreds, which The Guardian valued at $34 million. 

The monarch also owns a stamp collection, called the Royal Philatelic Collection, which is considered one of the finest in the world, the newspaper noted. It includes rare stamps from Laos, Canada and other nations, valued at $125 million. 

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II explores the collection at the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic society in London on November 26, 2019.TOLGA AKMEN/POOL/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Art by artists including Monet, Chagall and Dalí are worth another $30 million, the publication said.

Investments: $180 million

King Charles also likely has significant wealth in stocks and other investments, according to The Guardian. It estimates those holdings at $180 million, based on 1993 research into the royal family’s shares of FTSE 100 companies. If the monarch had continued to hold those investments, they would be worth $150 million today, the paper said. 

Assuming that the crown’s private income has been socked away in the stock market throughout the years, it’s likely that the king has at least $180 million in stock and other investments, it noted.

Rolls-Royces, Bentleys and other cars: $8 million

The Guardian said it identified 23 cars at the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace and Sandringham, although not all of them belong privately to Charles. 

A Rolls-Royce state car is pictured at the Royal Mews in central London, on March 21, 2011. DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Among the privately own cars are a 1950 Rolls-Royce Phantom IV, one of only 18 made by the manufacturer, and which was bought by Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip before she was coronated. The car is worth about $3 million, the Guardian estimated. It also estimated the value of the king’s privately owned cars at $8 million.


King Charles III, Queen Camilla, and working members of the Royal Family appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch a fly-past performed by the British Armed Forces and to greet the thousands wishing to honour the newly crowned King on his day of Coronation; however, the Monarch’s youngest son and his wife, Meghan and Harry, were notably absent.

Capping off the momentous occasion of the first coronation of a British monarch in nearly 70 years, King Charles III took to the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Saturday afternoon to witness a fly-past by aircraft from the British Armed Forces, including helicopters and the Red Arrows. Unfortunately, due to inclement weather conditions, the fly over was scaled down, with the rain preventing historical aircraft from World War II from joining the celebration.

The Royal Family watch the Coronation flypast, formed of helicopters and the Royal Air Force aerobatic team The Red Arrows – scaled back because of poor weather.

— GB News (@GBNEWS) May 6, 2023

The King was joined on the balcony by members of his family, including his wife Queen Camilla, his elder son and the heir to the throne William, Prince of Wales; his wife Catherine, Princess of Wales, and their children Prince George, Prince Louis, and Princess Charlotte.

King Charles, Queen Camilla and other members of the Royal Family have appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace

— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) May 6, 2023

Also joining the newly crowned King to greet the thousands gathered on the Mall were his brother Edward and his wife Sophie, the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh; the King’s sister Anne, Princess Royal; Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence, The Duke of Kent; Princess Alexandra; Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester; and Brigitte, the Duchess of Gloucester.

Crowds fill the Mall following the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, ahead of the King and Queen’s appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture date: Saturday, May 6, 2023. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)

Crowds fill the Mall following the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, ahead of the King and Queen’s appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace, London. Picture date: Saturday, May 6, 2023. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)

However, there was a notable absence from the balcony: Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex and the younger son of the King, who reportedly already left for the airport by the time of the fly-past. The Duke, who arrived in the UK from his Hollywood home on Friday, did not take part in the procession back to Buckingham Palace from Westminster Abbey or appear on the balcony, as he is no longer a “working Royal”, having shirked his responsibilites in favour of money-making ventures with his wife in America.

Harry’s attendance at the Coronation is more than could be said of his wife, Meghan Markle, who stayed at their home in California. Reports had claimed that she refused to attend the ceremony over continued tensions with the Royal Family over alleged “unconscious bias” about race. Meghan has denied such reports and claimed that she stayed at home to be with her young children, Archie and Lilibet.

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