The furore about the Royal Finances in recent days should be really quite easy to fix. Stop the Civil List system, and return the surplus from the Crown Estates to Her Majesty The Queen. After all, if it is Crown property then Her Majesty should be allowed to benefit from it. There is no prohibition on HRH The Prince of Wales in respect of his rights as Duke of Cornwall, so why does Her Majesty?
Do we actually know what HM Treasury has done with this money in recent years? I don’t think so. No transparency there.
The Crown Estate in Northern Ireland Annual Report 2010 income £1.0 million