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February 12, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Queen Elizabeth II and her son and heir, the Prince of Wales, will begin paying the top tax rate on their personal income in April, Prime Minister John Major announced in Parliament on Thursday. The agreement was revealed after almost a year of negotiations among the Inland Revenue Department, the British Treasury and the royal household--in the face of popular pressure that the queen should pay taxes.
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June 29, 2001 | LAUREL ROSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Living like a queen just got a little cheaper: Buckingham Palace announced Thursday that Britain's royal family cut spending by about $4.2 million last year. But despite efforts to save taxpayer money and make the monarch's expenses more open to the public, critics say the royal family is still living too high on the hog. The announcement marked the launch of annual reports on the monarchy's expenses. Previously, the figures were published once every 10 years.
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December 7, 1992 | JEFF KAYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
So, Queen Elizabeth II is finally going to join that most non-exclusive of clubs: The Order of the British Taxpayer. But what amount in dues can we expect to see her pony up? Estimates of her wealth range from $75 million to $10 billion. The confusion over the size of her fortune results from trying to separate what belongs to the queen from what belongs to the nation. (And it doesn't help that she has kept her finances top secret.
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December 27, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most Britons believe that the Royal Family should no longer be supported by taxpayers, according to a nationwide poll released Sunday. Reflecting broad dissatisfaction with the monarchy's financial benefits, the poll by the Sunday Observer showed that nearly three-fourths of those surveyed wish to drop state support for the Royal Family, which receives $15 million a year to cover expenses incurred during official duties.
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February 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Facing her first year as a taxpayer, Queen Elizabeth II hinted that she is prepared to make do with her old yacht. But the tax agreement announced a day earlier hasn't hushed all her critics, who refuse to accept her word that she isn't all that rich. "Down to her last 60 million pounds ($85 million)," sniped the Sun tabloid, Britain's largest-selling newspaper. Other newspapers worried about the decision to make the sovereign's train, planes and palaces tax-exempt.
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December 19, 1987 | From Deutsche Press-Agentur
Britain's Prince Charles lost nearly $13 million in the British stock market crash that began Oct. 19, coinciding with the U.S. crash, a British newspaper reported Friday. In the daily tabloid Today, market analysts estimated that stocks held by the Prince of Wales had soared in value to $40 million this year before shares on the London market plunged by about 30%. Prince Charles' overall personal worth was estimated at $220 million, largely from landholdings in the duchy of Cornwall.
NEWS
July 6, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is she or isn't she the world's richest woman? And should or shouldn't she pay taxes on her income, just like everyone else? Those brash questions about Queen Elizabeth II were raised in Parliament this week by Liberal Party MP Simon Hughes in a move that reflected the opinion of a majority of citizens. More than 70% of Britons, polls show, believe her income should be subject to taxes.
NEWS
December 27, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most Britons believe that the Royal Family should no longer be supported by taxpayers, according to a nationwide poll released Sunday. Reflecting broad dissatisfaction with the monarchy's financial benefits, the poll by the Sunday Observer showed that nearly three-fourths of those surveyed wish to drop state support for the Royal Family, which receives $15 million a year to cover expenses incurred during official duties.
NEWS
April 30, 1993 | Associated Press
Facing repair bills and few donations from her subjects, Queen Elizabeth II is opening Buckingham Palace to all comers to help pay for the restoration of her favorite weekend home, Windsor Castle. The announcement Thursday signaled another concession to changing times by the monarch. Earlier, she agreed to pay taxes after a public uproar over government plans to foot the repairs for the fire-damaged Windsor Castle. The government estimates that castle repairs from the Nov.
NEWS
November 27, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Queen Elizabeth II, one of the world's richest individuals, finally has succumbed to one of life's inevitabilities: Her Majesty now will pay taxes, British Prime Minister John Major told Parliament on Thursday. In his surprise announcement, Major also said the queen will bear more of the cost of maintaining the Royal Family.
NEWS
April 30, 1993 | Associated Press
Facing repair bills and few donations from her subjects, Queen Elizabeth II is opening Buckingham Palace to all comers to help pay for the restoration of her favorite weekend home, Windsor Castle. The announcement Thursday signaled another concession to changing times by the monarch. Earlier, she agreed to pay taxes after a public uproar over government plans to foot the repairs for the fire-damaged Windsor Castle. The government estimates that castle repairs from the Nov.
NEWS
February 13, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Facing her first year as a taxpayer, Queen Elizabeth II hinted that she is prepared to make do with her old yacht. But the tax agreement announced a day earlier hasn't hushed all her critics, who refuse to accept her word that she isn't all that rich. "Down to her last 60 million pounds ($85 million)," sniped the Sun tabloid, Britain's largest-selling newspaper. Other newspapers worried about the decision to make the sovereign's train, planes and palaces tax-exempt.
NEWS
February 12, 1993 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Queen Elizabeth II and her son and heir, the Prince of Wales, will begin paying the top tax rate on their personal income in April, Prime Minister John Major announced in Parliament on Thursday. The agreement was revealed after almost a year of negotiations among the Inland Revenue Department, the British Treasury and the royal household--in the face of popular pressure that the queen should pay taxes.
NEWS
December 7, 1992 | JEFF KAYE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
So, Queen Elizabeth II is finally going to join that most non-exclusive of clubs: The Order of the British Taxpayer. But what amount in dues can we expect to see her pony up? Estimates of her wealth range from $75 million to $10 billion. The confusion over the size of her fortune results from trying to separate what belongs to the queen from what belongs to the nation. (And it doesn't help that she has kept her finances top secret.
NEWS
November 27, 1992 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Queen Elizabeth II, one of the world's richest individuals, finally has succumbed to one of life's inevitabilities: Her Majesty now will pay taxes, British Prime Minister John Major told Parliament on Thursday. In his surprise announcement, Major also said the queen will bear more of the cost of maintaining the Royal Family.
NEWS
July 6, 1991 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is she or isn't she the world's richest woman? And should or shouldn't she pay taxes on her income, just like everyone else? Those brash questions about Queen Elizabeth II were raised in Parliament this week by Liberal Party MP Simon Hughes in a move that reflected the opinion of a majority of citizens. More than 70% of Britons, polls show, believe her income should be subject to taxes.
NEWS
June 29, 2001 | LAUREL ROSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Living like a queen just got a little cheaper: Buckingham Palace announced Thursday that Britain's royal family cut spending by about $4.2 million last year. But despite efforts to save taxpayer money and make the monarch's expenses more open to the public, critics say the royal family is still living too high on the hog. The announcement marked the launch of annual reports on the monarchy's expenses. Previously, the figures were published once every 10 years.
NEWS
December 19, 1987 | From Deutsche Press-Agentur
Britain's Prince Charles lost nearly $13 million in the British stock market crash that began Oct. 19, coinciding with the U.S. crash, a British newspaper reported Friday. In the daily tabloid Today, market analysts estimated that stocks held by the Prince of Wales had soared in value to $40 million this year before shares on the London market plunged by about 30%. Prince Charles' overall personal worth was estimated at $220 million, largely from landholdings in the duchy of Cornwall.
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