The British Royal Family

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The
British
Royal
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Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction……………………………………….4-5

Chapter 2. In the United Kingdom……………………………..6 I. Public role and image……………………………….6-7 II. Funding………………………………………………...7

Chapter 3. Royal styles and titles……………………………….8 I. Royal styles and titles……………………………...8-11 II. The crown jewels……………………………….…11-15 III. Peerages………………………………………….16-19

Bibliography…………………………………………………….20

Introduction: The British Royal Family is the group of close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom. The term is also commonly applied to the same group of people as the relations of the monarch in her or his role as sovereign of any of the other Commonwealth realms, this sometimes at variance with official
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Senior members of the royal family often drive themselves instead of having a driver.
In a lengthy interview conducted by PBS prior to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales in August 1997, Max Hastings, editor of the Daily Telegraph between 1986 and 1995, discussed the impact of Andrew Morton's and Jonathan Dimbleby's biographies of, respectively, the Princess and Charles, Prince of Wales on subsequent news coverage of the Royal Family in the UK.

II. Funding:
Members of the Royal Family carry out public duties; these individuals receive an annual payment known as a Parliamentary Annuity, the funds being supplied to cover office costs.
These amounts are repaid by The Queen from her private funds.
Though always voluntarily subject to the Value Added Tax and other indirect taxes, the Queen agreed to pay taxes on income and capital gains from 1992, although the details of this arrangement are both voluntary and secret. At the same time it was announced that only the Queen and Prince Philip would receive civil list payments. Since 1993 the Queen's personal estate (e.g. shareholdings, personal jewellery, Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle) will be subject to Inheritance Tax, though bequests from Sovereign to Sovereign are exempt.

Royal styles and titles: I. Royal styles and titles:
The style His Majesty or Her Majesty (HM) is enjoyed by a king, a queen regnant, a queen consort, and a queen dowager. Use of the style His Royal Highness or Her Royal Highness (HRH)
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