Elizabeth II was Queen of the United Kingdom from 6 February 1952 until her death on 8 September 2022. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch and the second-longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country.
Queen Elizabeth II Net Worth
Queen Elizabeth II’s net worth was $600 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. As Nsbpresets previously reported, citing Forbes, the queen’s personal wealth is linked to her robust collections of art, jewelry and a pair of private properties including Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle, the latter being the spot where she passed away. Parade notes that Balmoral Castle is valued at $140 million while Sandringham is valued at $65 million.
Born on April 21, 1926, Princess Elizabeth of York was the firstborn of the Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth I. In her early royal role, she took on public duties during WWII, and, in 1947, she married Prince Philip Mountbatten (who was an heir to Greece and Denmark); they were married for 73 years. They welcomed four children together, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Royal Family and England
Upon news of the queen’s passing on September 8, The Guardian reports there is now a period of official mourning in which royal residences will be closed to the public and bells will be tolled at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday. The outlet also reports there will be ceremonial gun salutes at Tower Hill and London’s Hyde Park. Details will also likely soon emerge for her funeral services, which are expected to be — like most significant royal events — one of the most televised in history.
Prince Charles will also be fully recognized as King of England in a public ceremony. On Thursday he released a statement that read, “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world. During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.” As King Charles III takes the throne, the next heir apparent is the queen’s grandson and Charles’ son William, Prince of Wales.