A Royal Price Tag: The Cost of the Royal Family
The British Monarchy is steeped in history, tradition â€” and cost. The state visits, travel arrangements, and staff payroll add up quickly. In addition to the Royal Family's income and the Crown Estate, the Queen receives a sizable allowance each year from public funds. And though the money the monarchy surrenders back to the government (from the Crown Estate) makes up for these costs, the figures are significant.