GREAT BRITAIN: King's Fortune

Edward VIII's huge properties as Britain's King were last week pouring income into the British Treasury at the rate of some $6,500,000 a year. Out of this fund the British Government annually pays its King and his family a set sum, under a contract first made by insane George III and regularly renewed by Act of Parliament. Last week the new Civil List for King Edward was submitted to the House of Commons. Smaller than that of his father by $300,000, it totaled only $2,050,000, leaving the Government $4,000,000 for profit.


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