Elizabeth Alexandra Mary,
of the Royal House of Windsor,
of the Dynasty Saxe-Coburg and Gotha,
likewise Duke of Lancaster,
Duke of Normandy,
Seigneur of the Swans,
Fount of Honour,
Fount of Justice,
Consortionis Populorum Princeps,
Chieftain of the Braemar Gathering,
Lord of Mann,
Admiral in the Great Navy of the State of Nebraska,
Mother of All People,
Sovereign of the Imperial Order of the Crown of India,
Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger,
Member with Collar of the Order of al-Hussein bin Ali,
Member of the Royal Order of the Seraphim,
Chain and Collar of the Order of the Seal of Solomon,
Grand Cross in Diamonds of the Order of the Sun,
Te Kotuku Rerengatahi,
Honorary fellow (FRCS) of the Royal College of Surgeons of England,
Queen of Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, The Bahamas, Grenada, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis,
and by the Grace of God,
of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
and of her other realms and territories Queen,
Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith,
from February 6, 1952, to September 8, 2022.
God Save the King.
King Charles III has inherited the British throne at age 73, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II at age 96.
The King and his family will also inherit the late Queen’s estimated $500 million fortune,
plus her holdings and estates worth about $25,000,000,000,
including Buckingham Palace, worth over $1 billion, and Balmoral Castle, worth nearly $70 million,
and they will receive the annual Sovereign Grant — which was $116.7 million in 2021.
An average UK citizen makes about $43,300.
It is widely taught that the Royal Family’s fortune is a result of the sheer grace of God, and the industrialization of its United Kingdom,
and by extension of the high standards & hard work of the Great British people.
On the other hand, research published in 2018 by Columbia University Press using two centuries of detailed data on tax and trade,
shows that Britain drained nearly $45 trillion from just one of its former colonies, India.
While the average life expectancy of Indians fell by 20%, Europeans increased their own share of Global GDP from 20 to 60 per cent, by colonization.
And while most other colonial & commonwealth countries are yet to do the math or undertake similar research,
another academic, the Guyanese historian Walter Anthony Rodney published a book titled How Europe Underdeveloped Africa in 1972.
In that book, Walter Rodney describes how like India, African countries were deliberately exploited and underdeveloped by European colonial regimes, while Africa developed Europe.
Since 1980, global secrecy banks, half of them based around London, have received direct cash transfers over $4.2tn from developing countries, to cover interest payments on debts.
In all the years since 1980, these net outflows of unrecorded capital flight through colonial debt traps & the unequal international trade system, still ongoing from countries like Nigeria, to London & other tax secrecy jurisdictions,
add up to an eye-popping total of $16.3tn.
To get a sense for how big this is, $16.3tn is roughly the GDP of the United States.
That’s 24 times more than the aid budget.
May Her Majesty’s Imperial Soul Rest In Peace?
Illicit Financial Flows report by Global Financial Integrity (GFI).
Report of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows from Africa, by the AU/ECA/UNODC