Does Queen Elizabeth personally own the UK?

Could she own it?

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  • patty
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Her mother brought the UK during the great depression. She only paid 1,000 pounds. When she died the ownership went to Liz.

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  • Ludwig
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Yes.  In a sort of way.  Obviously, the Queen does not own diddly-squat personally in the UK apart from one or two of her families personal possessions.   She owns her own family's house up in Balmoral, (a country house in Scotland) and a few other places.   That is the personal possession of a wealthy country lady, who would never have been Queen if the government (who can decide who gets to be the monarch, ever since 1688) didn't have problems with a screwball relative called 'Edward VIII' that the government of the day decided wouldn't be a good head of state for WWII which they knew was coming, and sacked him in 1936.  And they gave the job of King to her dad instead.   Which as it turned out was the only smart idea that nobody could disagree with coming out of parliament since who knows when.    NOW:  There is also the concept of 'The Crown'..  This is like the American concept of 'The Flag'.  or 'The Constitution'.  And theoretically, everything in the country is eventually the property of 'The Crown'.    Not the monarchy.  'The Crown' is a sort of constitutional entity which owns things like the armed forces, and the tax-office.     Which as you can see is not the same as the Queen and the oil heater she sits next to in the kitchen of Balmoral.  (I kid you not).  Also, the Queen does not own or like 'Buckingham Palace' which is essentially a Civil Service office.  Nor does she own the thousand year old Windsor Castle, (which she does like, nice quiet place to live and the second largest castle in Europe).  Lovely situation up by the Thames in Windsor.

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  • 2 months ago

    Of course she not own the UK.

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  • 2 months ago

    She used to own the state palaces but they were transferred to the state so the state has to pay for the upkeep of them and not her. Although she still uses them as though they are her's, they still are really. Everything is her majesty's this that and the other.

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  • Clo
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No and no. The UK is not private property of the monarch, nor or the state's palaces. The palaces and some lands are just for the use of the sitting monarch and they can not be sold or considered private property.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Of course she doesn't own the UK.

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, she does not own it.

    • Lv 4
      2 months agoReport

      She owns the country and its subjects!

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  • 2 months ago

    No.   But doing a search, I found this rather amusing article, some of which may be correct, some not.

    https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/546864/surpris...

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes, the Crown owns the UK, and its dominion, Canada, too. The Queen is the embodiment of the Crown, so she owns it all. 

    • Ludwig
      Lv 6
      2 months agoReport

      Sorry.  British Constitution - FAIL

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  • There are properties that are specifically owned by Queen Elizabeth, which will pass directly to Charles when she dies, and then on to William when Charles dies and so on..., but she doesn't own the entire country.  The land hasn't been seen as inherently being the property of the monarch for an incredibly long time.

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