The British Royal Family is one of the world’s most famous and wealthiest institutions steeped in history with assets including their vast real estate holdings valued at a reported $14 billion.
The Queen’s official residence, Buckingham Palace, is renowned as the crown jewel in the monarchy’s property portfolio, and Balmoral is one of the Queen’s favorite retreats for family vacations. Those are just two of the family's holdings.
FOX Business explores the real estate jewels in the royal family's crown of properties.
Buckingham Palace is the London residence and administrative headquarters of the British monarchy. From royal weddings and birth announcements to the Trooping of the Colour and mourning, "Buck House" is the focal point for many significant occasions of royal and British life.
Address: Westminster, London, London, UK
Located in England’s county of Berkshire, Windsor Castle has long been associated with the royal family set against a picturesque English country setting. It is the biggest house in the world with an approximate 484,000 square feet measurement.
Address: Windsor, Royal Berkshire, UK
Estimated value: $236 million.
Colloquially known as just "Balmoral," this large estate in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, is the queen's favorite Scottish getaway. HM, the Queen makes her annual trip to Balmoral for her multiple week-long vacations. Purchased in 1852 for Queen Victoria (great-great-grandmother of the queen) by her husband Prince Albert, this rural retreat has been a solid part of the royals "off-duty" life ever since.
Address: Ballater, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, UK
Built: 1856 (current ), 1390 (first)
Estimated value: $140 million.
This picturesque redbrick palace has been a residence of the British Royal Family since the 17th century. Nestled in London's upmarket Kensington, the palace was the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria. It was also famously the home of Princess Diana. Prince William, Kate and their three children call this palace home as does Princess Eugenie and her husband.
Address: Kensington Gardens, Kensington, London, UK
Estimated value: $600 million.
This stately mansion is a private home of the queen, and both her father, George VI, and grandfather, George V, died there. Situated in a 20,000-acre estate in England's Norfolk county, the retreat has been in the royal family for four generations since 1862.
Address: Sandringham, Norfolk, UK
Estimated value: $160 million.
This onetime home of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother (mom of the current queen), this royal residence on The Mall in Westminster, London, is now home to Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles. Standing behind St James's Palace, Clarence House is the last remaining great London house to be maintained to preserve its original intended purpose.
Address: St. James's, London, UK
Estimated value: $76.5 million.