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What happens when the queen dies?

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Bibs2014 Fri 13-Jan-17 20:14:28

I know that. Harley's becomes king etc but what happens to the others? Will they be left money/homes/? Do they inherit anything? Is the queen allowed to leave them royal 'stuff'?

Might be a bit random but I just thought of it grin

Bibs2014 Fri 13-Jan-17 20:14:50

Charles not Harley grin

KindergartenKop Fri 13-Jan-17 20:15:56

Is he going to restyle himself as 'King Harley'?
I'm picturing him in leathers.


Ilovecaindingle Fri 13-Jan-17 20:17:12

Camilla in a side car!!

GlitterIsTheEnemy Fri 13-Jan-17 20:18:59

We get new money and stamps!

Ilovecaindingle Fri 13-Jan-17 20:20:03

Would his ears fit on the stamp? grin

SandunesAndRainclouds Fri 13-Jan-17 20:20:26

The national anthem will change

workshyfop Fri 13-Jan-17 20:20:31

We get a day off work.

OneWithTheForce Fri 13-Jan-17 20:21:31

King Harley! grin

LumelaMme Fri 13-Jan-17 20:21:35

Is he going to restyle himself as 'King Harley'?
I'm picturing him in leathers.
<reaches for brain bleach>
I cannot unsee that image.

HardcoreLadyType Fri 13-Jan-17 20:21:43

Isn't it treasonous to speculate about the death of a reigning monarch?

DanceTheBlues Fri 13-Jan-17 20:22:43

Imagine going through all the trouble of making the new pound coins ready for March and then having to change the picture on them! Will money with the Queen's head on stop being legal tender?

<shudders at the thought of Charles in leather chaps>

Suttonmum1 Fri 13-Jan-17 20:23:26

We have a party in the dim and distant hope that we're one step closer to getting rid of the monarchy?

MyBreadIsEggy Fri 13-Jan-17 20:23:51

would his ears fit on the stamp?!
grin I'm in stitches grin

trollspoopglitter Fri 13-Jan-17 20:24:09

The money thing will be so bizarre. We will be the generation grumbling, in my day, all the money looked the same!

OneWithTheForce Fri 13-Jan-17 20:24:19

Isn't it treasonous to speculate about the death of a reigning monarch?

Good thing no-one is doing that then. They're asking what happens after her death.

zoobaby Fri 13-Jan-17 20:24:45

She can only give away her personal fortune belongings. So quite a bit of money and jewellery and land that she may have directly inherited or acquired. But anything that is Crown property (like Buck House, most of the land, most of the jewels) remains as such and would be available for Charles and Camilla to use.

Nearlyhadenough Fri 13-Jan-17 20:25:54

I think this is actually a good question (if a bit delicate and sensitive) as very few of us will remember this ever happening before.

TrustySnail Fri 13-Jan-17 20:26:03

I think the Queen can bequeath her personal effects, but all crown property would pass automatically to Charles - it would be for him to decide as King if other royals might then take residence in the various palaces.

On this subject, I once read that Charles will style himself George VII rather than Charles III to avoid bad associations with Charles I and II. I don't know if that's still his intention.

EdithWeston Fri 13-Jan-17 20:27:15

Unfortunately, the brilliantly informative threads about what is likely really to happen have all been in chat, not the topic so have probably died themselves.

Crown property passes to the next monarch.

Personal property is distributed according to the provisions of the Will. Bit like everyone else, but with far more diamonds.

PossumInAPearTree Fri 13-Jan-17 20:27:18

Buckingham palace and I believe Windsor castle belong to the state/crown but not sure about Sandringham and balmoral?

HarrietVane99 Fri 13-Jan-17 20:29:36

Isn't it treasonous to speculate about the death of a reigning monarch?

It was in Henry VIII's time. Probably not any more!

The Queen can bequeath her personal/family possessions, such as Balmoral and Sandringham, but not things that belong to the nation, such as Windsor and Buck House.

Some of her jewellery is personal property, that she was given or inherited. Some would count as belonging to the nation.

Her racehorses and the horses she rides would be her personal property. The horses that pull the royal carriages on ceremonial occasions aren't hers.

And so on.

Bibs2014 Fri 13-Jan-17 20:34:17

Thanks for all the sensible answers - and the funny ones!!

How much money does she have to personally leave to the others?

I thought of this because of Lord Snowdon dying and what would happen to his two children being grandchildren of a King. Would they have money that passed down from king George to Princess Margaret?

chocolateworshipper Fri 13-Jan-17 20:37:40

We all get an extra day off for the funeral

PossumInAPearTree Fri 13-Jan-17 20:37:50

I'd have thought that king George would have passed money down to Margaret as well as Elizabeth.

Charles is wealthy before he is monarch with the Duchy of Cornwall. So I would have thought when he dies he would leave money from that side of things to harry as well as William.

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