Pass The Duchy


What is the royal prerogative?

Well, here’s an example; there is a UK property business that owns land and buildings in 23 different counties. That includes farming land, residential and commercial properties, including the oval cricket ground in London, and other assets including ancient monuments, coastline and quarries all worth around £1bn. It makes more than £20 million a year. It doesn’t pay ANY corporation tax.

It’s called “The Duchy of Cornwall” and the reason it doesn’t pay any corporation tax is because it belongs to Prince Charles, he is the Duke of Cornwall. Because of its royal connections, the Duchy of Cornwall is classed a private estate.

The long answer to the question, “What is the royal prerogative?”, is, “The royal prerogative is a body of customary authority, privilege, and immunity, recognized in common law and, sometimes, in civil law jurisdictions possessing a monarchy”.

The short answer is, “The royal prerogative is a polite way to explain how the British taxpayer is being royally screwed by Prince Charles!”

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