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King Charles inherits untold riches and passes off his own empire

By Jane Bradley and Euan Ward

13 Sep 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

The New York Times reports on the tax breaks, offshore accounts, and investments that have allowed King Charles III to amass a royal fortune.

LONDON — King Charles III built his own empire long before he inherited his mother’s.

Charles, who formally acceded to the British throne Saturday, spent half a century turning his royal estate into a billion-dollar portfolio and one of the most lucrative moneymakers in the royal family business.

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