10 Expensive Things Owned By HRH The Prince of Wales
He is the current Prince of Wales and Future King of The United Kingdom, He is a passionate climate change advocate and charity supporter, and he has an estimated net worth of around $100 million dollars.
He is HRH The Prince of Wales and Vidello Productions is taking a look at 10 Expensive Things he owns.
10. Clarence House
Located on The Mall, in the City of Westminster this large residence is attached to St. James’s Palace and shares the palace’s garden.
For nearly 50 years, from 1953 to 2002, it was home to Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother however it has been the official residence of Charles, Prince of Wales since she died.
The house has four storeys and has undergone extensive remodelling and reconstruction over the years, most notably after the Second World War, with relatively little of the original structure remaining.
Prince Charles has welcomed many representatives from all walks of life including all fourteen nations participating in the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, as well as tournament organisers.
The home also features a large portion of the Queen mothers collection including Chinese porcelain and a Tompion clock made for William III at Kensington Palace.
9. Aston Martin DB6 MK II
Produced from September 1965 to January 1971, the DB6 had the longest production run up to that date of any Aston Martin model.
The car was driven by Prince William and his wife Kate Middleton after their wedding in London in 2011 and was a gift to Prince Charles for his 21st Birthday while reportedly running on Ethanol which is made from waste red wine.
The car has a top speed of 151 mph, 0–60 Acceleration speed of 8.4 seconds and only 1,788 were ever produced making this quite a collectors item!
8. Highgrove Residence
Built in the late 18th century, the house was purchased in 1980 by the Duchy of Cornwall with Prince Charles remodelling the Georgian house with neo-classical additions in 1987.
The gardens of the house are large and receive almost 30,000 visitors a year with all the gardens and main house run on strict environmental principles.
Solar panels have been installed on the farm and the house is heated by a wood chip boiler, in addition, waste from the house is filtered through a natural sewage system, and the use of aerosols was banned in the house in the 1980s.
The price paid for the High-Grove Residence by the Prince is currently unknown, but you can throw your estimates in the comments section.
7. Audi A8 Limousine
The next choice of car for Prince Charles, the Audi A8 Limousine features a 340-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 engine.
The car has all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission, air suspension and the optional suspension system scans the road for imperfections and adjusts.
The car has a price tag of around $84,000 dollars, features Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars, Electric Power-Assist Steering, iPod integration and on-board charging.
The car has a Bose Surround Sound System that includes 14 speakers with both a centre speaker and sub-woofer.
Technology has become so advanced in the Audi A8 range that the boffins at the company have even included a rear heated foot rest to make those longer journeys more comfortable.
6. Birkhall Home
This 53,000 acre estate is located on Royal Dee-side in Aberdeen-shire, Scotland and the property was built in 1715.
Birkhall was inherited by Charles, Prince of Wales from Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, upon her death in 2002.
The property is well known for its gardens which have been heavily restored by the prince in the last 14 years and were damaged by flooding in 2015 by storm Frank.
5. Jaguar XJ
With enhanced levels of prestige and comfort, Prince Charles’s Jaguar XJ Premium has a 0-60 speed of 6.2 seconds.
The car has a top speed of 155 mph and it has a price tag thought to be somewhere in the region of $70,000 dollars.
The 3.0 litre 300PS Diesel engine offers improved performance and greater fuel efficiency while the interior features Ivory Soft Grain leather seats with Oyster contrast stitching.
All seats in the car have individual heating systems and some of the technology on the outside of the car includes All Surface Progress Control and a hill descent function that controls the vehicle speed on steeper inclines.
With the Jaguar Smart Key in your pocket or bag, XJ automatically unlocks as you pull the door handle and the engine starts at the touch of a button.
Jaguar have even thought of door noise which is why the soft door close function automatically ensures the doors close softly and securely with minimum exertion.
4. Carmarthenshire Home
Located in Carmarthenshire, the Prince of Wales’s Welsh home was purchased by himself in 2006 and upgrades to the property and the surrounding grounds were completed in 2007.
The land comprises of around 192 acres, 150 acres of which is grazing and parkland and around 40 acres of woodland.
Hot water and heating are provided by a wood chip boiler which uses local timber, reducing fossil fuel use and long-term carbon dioxide emissions.
There are 200 acres of grounds which are a mix of woodlands, rough ground and meadows providing a variety of habitats for wildlife.
The home is occasionally used as a holiday let during the summer months and when the Prince of Wales is not in residence.
3. Patek Philippe Watch
Patek Philippe Watch range is said to be one of the best and Prince Charles makes it very difficult to spot with him constantly tucking it into his sleeve.
Watches of this calibre are often said to command a price tag of between $50,000 to $150,000 dollars.
Watches like the Patek Philippe Perpetual Calendar feature a platinum bezel and some have the rare black dial.
2. Transylvanian Properties
During a visit to the country in 1998 he fell in love with the country and Prince Charles purchased two properties in the Transylvanian region of Roumania, one in 2006 and the other in 2010.
The first home was purchased in the small Saxon village of Viscri, which has since been designated a World Heritage site and the second home was purchased in the village of Zalanpatak.
While he only spends a couple of days a year in the area due to his busy schedule, he often rents out the homes to holidaymakers for the rest of the year.
The first house has stunning views of the Carpathian Mountains and include three double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a kitchen, with vegetables growing outside.
The second home has five double bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms and dining room with high ceilings raised above the guests heads.
1. Duchy of Cornwall
The Duchy of Cornwall is a private estate established by Edward III in 1337 to provide independence to his son and heir, Prince Edward.
The Prince of Wales became the 24th Duke of Cornwall on The Queen’s accession to the throne in 1952.
The Duchy consists of 53,408 hectares of land in 23 counties, however most is located in the South West of England.
The Duchy has 3500 individual lettings, including livestock farms, commercial units and residential properties with rental holiday cottages in Cornwall and the Isles of Sicily also part of the estate.
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