Insanely Expensive Things Owned By Royals

One of the great things about being a high-ranking member of a royal family is that you never have to worry about money. You’ll always have a roof over your head and food on your table. More often than not, that roof is part of a castle, and the food is the finest in the kingdom.

Royals own some pretty incredible things, ranging from palatial estates to rare gemstones to sports teams. Check out some terribly expensive items some of the world’s queens, princes, and sheiks possess…

Balmoral Castle In Scotland Is Queen Elizabeth’s Scottish Home

balmoral castle on a foggy day
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Andrew Milligan – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Balmoral Castle has been the Scottish home of the English Royal Family since Prince Albert bought it for Queen Victoria in 1852. When Queen Victoria died in 1901, the estate passed, according to her will, to King Edward VII. Each of his successors has since inherited the property.

Queen Elizabeth II, The Duke of Edinburgh, and The Prince of Wales have a special interest in the estate and work regularly to keep it running properly and be updated as required. Tourists are allowed to visit the grounds, gardens, exhibitions, gift shop and cafe.