King Charles of the UK leases New York retail space to Abercrombie and Fitch

Buckingham Palace, London by Hans D. Gurk on

The British Royal Family is one of the most recognizable families in the world, and their influence extends far beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. One area where this influence is particularly apparent is in their real estate holdings in the United States. The Royal Family has invested in a number of properties throughout the United States, including commercial and residential real estate. Some of their most notable holdings including firms on Wall Street, as well as a retail property on Fifth Avenue leased to Abercrombie & Fitch. In addition to their real estate holdings, the Royal Family has also made significant investments in American companies. For example, the King’s private estate, known as the Duchy of Lancaster, has invested in a number of U.S. companies, including Apple, McDonald's, and Coca-Cola. These investments have been lucrative for the Royal Family, with their holdings in the United States generating significant profits. According to reports, the King’s personal fortune is estimated to be in the range of $500 million to $600 million, with a significant portion of this wealth derived from his investments in the United States.

While the Royal Family's investments in the United States have been profitable, they have also been subject to criticism. Some have argued that the Royal Family's investments in American companies conflict with their role as the head of state of the United Kingdom, and that they should instead focus on investing in British companies and industries. Others have criticized the Royal Family for profiting off of their investments in the United States, arguing that they have a responsibility to use their wealth to address social and economic issues in the United Kingdom and around the world. Despite these criticisms, the Royal Family's real estate holdings and investments in the United States continue to be an important part of their global financial portfolio. As one of the wealthiest families in the world, the Royal Family's investments and holdings will likely remain a subject of interest and scrutiny for years to come.