A Royal Family Energy Windfall

Elizabeth’s income may rise 16 percent next year
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It’s good to be the Queen. British monarch Elizabeth II, who celebrated 60 years on the throne in June, may see her income rise 16 percent after the Crown Estate’s earnings increased and lawmakers changed the way royal finances are calculated. The monarch will be entitled to £36 million ($56 million) for the fiscal year that runs from April 2013 through March 2014, up from £31 million for the current year.

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