Scotland's coronation of King Charles III faced boos and protests
The event elicited cheers from thousands, and also drew boos and shouts of "not our king!"LEARN MORE
The income received by the royal family from their real estate portfolio is completely separate from the taxpayer-funded Sovereign Grant.
As housing costs soar in the United Kingdom, a new report shows King Charles III's personal empire earned a record income from rental properties.
Rents across the U.K. recently hit a 5% increase over the previous year, after maintaining increases below 1% for the past decade, thanks to the Bank of England’s attempt to bring down inflation, according to the Associated Press.
On Wednesday, the Office for National Statistics said that inflation fell to 7.9%, which is lower than the 8.7% from last month but still far higher than the Bank of England’s target rate of 2%.
As a result, the King's private estate, the Duchy of Lancaster, that spans 44,748 acres in England and Wales, saw a 3% rent increase across the estate, which helped contribute to Charles receiving about $34.3 million (£26.2m) from 2022 up to March of this year, according to the Duchy of Lancaster annual earnings report.
"Agricultural and residential rents also increased by 3% over the course of the year, due to the sustainable refurbishment and restoration of many of our residential properties," the Duchy of Lancaster report stated. "Whilst the Duchy has been successful in growing revenue, we remain acutely aware that many businesses and individuals are dealing with the lasting consequences of the pandemic, high inflation, and increased energy costs."
However, the report also stated that the bulk of this income came from industrial and commercial properties, which saw an 11% increase, equivalent to around $25 million (£19.5m).
The income received by the royal family from the Duchy of Lancaster is completely separate from the roughly $112 million (£86.3m) taxpayer-funded Sovereign Grant, which is what pays for most of the royal expenses. While the Duchies are the royal family's main source of private income, they represent a mere fraction of the family’s wealth, which is estimated at $28 billion, according to the New York Times.
In June, the BBC reported that the Royal Household's spending increased by 5% last year to around $138 million (£107.5m), while taxpayer funding remained around $112 million. According to the report, officials attributed the $27 million (£21m) of extra spending to the "continuing renovation of Buckingham Palace, extra expenses for the queen's funeral, the King's accession, and the rising inflation."
It’s unclear when these ATACMS could be provided or how many, but the White House is still not confirming.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is in the United States to pledge his case for more aid.
News of the package comes as Ukraininan President Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with President Biden at the White House on Thursday.
The White House says the president hopes to encourage all Americans to follow his example and get vaccinated.
This week, the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers resumed talks, but no deal has been announced yet.
The southwest border saw 2.2 million migrant encounters this fiscal year, closing in on last year's 2.4 million.