10 Most Expensive Things Owned By Charles, The Prince Of Wales
You probably know the current Prince of Wales and future king of the United Kingdom in some way, for being the widower of the famous Lady Di, for his presence as a member of royalty, for being a passionate advocate of climate change, or for all the wealth that he accumulates and that provide him a net worth of almost $400 million. Through this list, we will take a look at the 10 most expensive things he has.
10. Clarence House
Located in the commercial area of the city of Westminster, it is a large residence that is linked to St. James's Palace and shares the palace garden. It was the home of Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, for more than 50 years and has been the official residence of the Prince of Wales since she died.
It has 4 floors and has been remodeled and rebuilt several times over the years, mainly after the Second World War, so there is currently very little of its original structure.
This building houses great works of art that are part of the personal collection of Prince Charles, as well as a large part of the collection of the Queen Mother that includes Chinese porcelain and a clock made especially for William 3rd in the Palace of Kensington.
9. Aston Martin DB6 Mark 2 (produced from September 1965 to January 1971)
The DB6 had the longest production to date of any Aston Martin model. This particular vehicle was driven by Prince William after his wedding in London with Kate Middleton and was a gift to Prince Charles for his 21st birthday.
The DB6 works with ethanol, that means it can work using wine (after distillation process, of course, but agree, wine sounds way cooler than ethanol), it has a maximum speed of 150 miles per hour, it has a powerful acceleration that allows it to go from 0 to 60 in 8.4 seconds and only 1788 were produced, so it is a very collectible car.
8. Highgrove residence (built at the end of the 18th century)
This house was bought by the Duchy of Cornwall in 1980, and later Prince Charles remodeled the Georgian house with some neoclassical changes in 1987. One of the most outstanding features is its extensive gardens, which has the capacity to receive up to 30,000 visitors per year.
All the gardens and the main house are under strict environmental parameters, all the energy used by the house comes from a series of solar panels installed on the farm, all waste is filtered naturally, and the use of aerosols is prohibited since 1980.
7. Audi A8 Limousine
The next car on the Prince Charles treasure list is an Audi A8 limousine, with a turbocharged 340-horsepower V6 engine, all-wheel drive, and an 8-speed automatic transmission air suspension.
This car has an approximate price of $ 84,000 and among its other features are the front and rear stabilizer bars, power assisted steering, integration of an iPod port, a Bose surround sound system of 14 speakers with the most advanced subwoofer technology of its range.
6. Balmoral Castle
A 53,000-acre property that is located on the royal side of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. The first house at Balmoral was built in 1390. It was too small, and new designs were drawn up in 1848 with construction completed in 1856. Technically, it is still owned by the Queen but managed by a trust.
This property is known for its beautiful gardens, which have been heavily restored by the prince in the last 14 years. Both the residence and the gardens suffered considerable damage after the floods caused by the storm Frank in 2015.
5. Jaguar XJ
Another car that is part of the personal collection of Prince Charles is the Jaguar XJ Premium. It has a maximum speed of 155 miles per hour, and its estimated price is $ 70,000. It has a diesel engine liter 300 PS that offers the best performance and efficiency per liter of fuel in these models.
Inside it has ivory soft grain leather seats with oyster contrast stitching, all the seats in the car have individual heating systems and part of the exterior technology that it possesses is a speed control for slopes and complicated roads.
With a small movement of the key in his pocket, the car unlocks automatically, by pulling the door handle, the engine of the vehicle starts at the touch of a button, and has a soft closing system that prevents the doors from hitting or damage when entering the car.
4. Home at Carmarthenshire
Located in Carmarthenshire, the Prince Charles Welsh's estate Llwynywermod was purchased by the same in 2006 and completed the improvements to the building and the surrounding land in 2007. The property consists of 192 acres, of which 150 are grass and green areas, accompanied by 40 acres of water.
All heating and hot water from the property comes from a wood chip boiler that feeds on local wood, reducing the indiscriminate use of fossil fuels and long-term carbon dioxide emissions.
The property has 200 acres of land comprising grasslands and wooded land, providing a wide variety of habitats for hundreds of different species of wildlife. In addition, it is rented during the summer months and when the prince is not using it.
3. Patek Philippe watch
The Patek Philippe watches are the best that exist, and Prince Charles makes it very easy to see because he’s constantly playing with his sleeve to make it stand out. The estimated price of watches of this caliber is between $ 50,000 and $ 100,000.
These watches, with that high cost, such as the Patek Phillipe Perpetual Calendar have a platinum bezel, and the rarest among them have a small and strange black sphere that defines them from the others, quickly increasing their value to collectors.
2. Properties in Transylvania
During a visit from Prince Charles in 1998, he fell in love with the country and decided to buy two properties in a region of Transylvania, one in 2006 and the other in 2010. The first was a house in the small Saxon village of Vie Surrey, which was designated as a World Heritage Site.
And the second is a house that he bought in the village of Zalanpatak. Despite not spending much time in any of them, he keeps the properties in the best possible condition, renting them to different people due to its impressive views of the Carpathians.
1. The Duchy of Cornwall
It is a private estate created by Edward 3rd in 1337 to provide independence to his son and heir, Prince Edward of Wales. The Duchy consists of 53,408 hectares of land that is divided into 23 counties, but most of it is located in the south west of England.
The Duchy has 3,500 individual rentals, which include shops, livestock farms and residential rental properties in Cornwall and the islands of Sicily that also belong to the designated lands of the Duchy of Cornwall.
These objects and properties are only a small part of the great wealth that Prince Charles has in his hands, and that will multiply many times at the moment he ascends the throne as King of the United Kingdom. Some have been objects inherited by his succession of royalty, but several of them have been part of his personal collection by his own decision, which demonstrates the prince's taste for maintaining his status.