Camilla will not receive the annual income from Parliament that Prince Philip has paid

London – Queen Camillawife of Carlos III, will not receive the income that the British Parliament appropriated annually to the former royal consort of the United Kingdom, Prince Philip, who each year received £359,000 (€419,000) for his official obligations.

This is evidenced by a report released on Friday by the so-called National Audit Office (NAO) on the finances of the royal house in this country, which reveals that the activities carried out by the wife of Carlos III will be paid for with money. extracted from the so-called sovereign fund, and a separate payment will not be allocated to the consort.

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The independent report by the royal house regulator examines the royal family’s funding structures as part of NAO’s work to improve transparency.

The document emphasizes several considerations for the future and suggests that the new reign of Carlos III, with an agenda expected to be busier than that of his mother, Isabel II, in her later yearscould “significantly change future financing needs.”

The report compares Camilla’s situation with that of her late father-in-law, the Duke of Edinburgh, and confirms this “Queen Camilla will not receive a separate annual income,” but her official activities “will be funded by the sovereign fund.”

Carlos III’s father continued to receive the aforementioned amount of £359,000 each year despite changes in the way royal activities were paid for by taxpayers.

In this way, the old civil list, from which Elizabeth II received various payments and subsidies from the government for official expenses, was replaced by the aforementioned Sovereign Fund, which was based on a percentage of the interest of the Crown Estate (land and property of the British Crown).

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However, new legislation introduced in 2011 kept a provision affecting Prince Philip, who retired from his activities in 2017 and died in 2021, so he could continue receiving his annuity for life.

The report also notes that the future program of King Carlos III’s official business could affect funding in the future.

The document states that “each king and queen have their own interests and priorities that influence their schedule of activities.”

In this way, the report notes, the late Elizabeth II “has reduced event and travel expenses in recent years, in part due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.”

“It can be reasonably assumed that the King will stage more events and travel to more engagements within the UK and abroad at the request of the government,” the text predicts. EFE

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