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How Much Money Do Royal Families Actually Receive? Find Out The Shocking Numbers!

It’s not exactly a secret that many of the royal families of Europe are well off. But have you ever wondered where they get that wealth or how much they get at all?

Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left the British royal family, many conversations have circled around their wealth.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had received an allowance from the Duchy of Cornwall, via Prince Charles, since leaving the family in April. Now though, the couple have paid off their debts and signed a huge streaming deal with Netflix.

It was also recently revealed just how much of an allowance The Netherlands‘ crown princess Catharina-Amalia would be earning this year.

The still 17-year-old Princess of Orange is set to receive 111,000 euros (the equivalent of about $130,000) in 2021. The allowance will go to pay for her income, operations and personnel expenses.

In 2022, that allowance amount will increase to 1.5 million euros, when she will also be the Advisory Division of the Council of State of the Netherlands.

Catharina-Amalia is only the fourth person to receive state funds, joining her father, King Willem-Alexander, mom Queen Máxima and grandmother, Princess Beatrix.

Click inside to see where other royal families get their wealth from…

Queen Elizabeth Strips Harvey Weinstein of Royal Honor

Queen Elizabeth is taking away an important honor bestowed upon disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

The 94-year-old royal has taken away the 68-year-old film producer’s Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire honor, or CBE, awarded in 2004, it was confirmed via THR on Friday (September 18).

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Harvey was found guilty of rape and sexual assault earlier in 2020, and sentenced to 23 years in prison.

”The Queen has directed that the appointment of Harvey Weinstein to be an Honorary Commander of the Civil Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, dated 29 January 2004, shall be cancelled and annulled and that his name shall be erased from the Register of the said Order,” a statement in the UK.’s official public record newspaper said.

The honor is meant for people who have made a “distinguished, innovative contribution to any area.”

Harvey Weinstein‘s survivors recently were awarded a settlement in this amount.

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Queen Elizabeth Will No Longer Be Head of State of This Island Nation

Barbados is seeking true independence from colonialism, as the country announced this week that Queen Elizabeth II will no longer be listed as their head of state.

Sandra Mason, the governor-general of the Caribbean island, revealed the decision during the opening of the nation’s parliament this week.

“The time has come to fully leave our colonial past behind,” she said. “Barbadians want a Barbadian Head of State. This is the ultimate statement of confidence in who we are and what we are capable of achieving,” she added. “Hence, Barbados will take the next logical step toward full sovereignty and become a Republic by the time we celebrate our 55th Anniversary of Independence.”

Barbados is part of the Commonwealth, a union of the nations that were once colonized and ruled by the United Kingdom.

As the motion continues in the government, Barbados could become a full-fledged republic by November 2021.

If you didn’t see, the Queen did something never done before to her home in Sandringham, Norfolk. See what happened here…

Queen Elizabeth Is Turning Her Country House Into a Drive-In Movie Theater - Movie List Revealed!

Queen Elizabeth is having some fun renovations done to her country home.

The 94-year-old monarch is hosting drive-in movies this month at her Sandringham estate in Norfolk, about 100 miles north of London, United Kingdom, People reported Friday (September 4).

Movie selections include: A Star Is Born, Rocketman, Bohemian Rhapsody, 1917, Toy Story and Moana.

Tickets are currently on sale now for about $40 per vehicle. There will also be more events this fall, including a meet-and-greet with their head gardener, and apple picking.

The Queen herself won’t be in attendance: she and her husband, Prince Philip, are currently staying at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, where they usually spend a few months each summer.

She would likely head back to Buckingham Palace beginning in October following her Scotland trip, but due to the pandemic, she’ll be returning to Windsor Castle.

It will also be the longest she has been away from the central seat of the monarchy during her 68-year-old reign, according to The Sunday Times.

Olivia Colman recently opened up about playing The Queen in The Crown. Here’s what she said about the pressure…

Olivia Colman Talks the 'Pressure' of Playing Queen Elizabeth on 'The Crown'

Olivia Colman is opening up about playing Queen Elizabeth on The Crown.

During a new interview, the 46-year-old actress revealed that she worries that the 94-year-old Queen of England doesn’t like her portrayal, while adding it’s “definitely more daunting to play someone who everyone knows.”

“It’s much harder to play ­people that everyone has a vision of, a picture of, and has ideas about,” Olivia shared with The Mirror. “I’ve never joined a show that’s already been up and running and successful, but I was such an enormous fan that I didn’t really think about it.”

Olivia added that she finds it even more nerve-wrecking when the real-life character you’re portraying is still alive.

“There is much more pressure when you’re playing someone who is still living, and you have this fear that they’re watching it and won’t like it,” Olivia said. “You’re thinking, ‘Oh my God, what if Queen Elizabeth II ­watches the series and sees me? Perhaps she will think that my interpretation is completely wrong. She’s going to change channels.’”

Despite her worries, Olivia loves being able to play Queen Elizabeth.

“I know it sounds weird, but I love the fact that she can’t say what she thinks. To express ­herself she leaves small signs, like crumbs,” Olivia admitted. “She’s part of a ­generation that was never ­allowed to be spon­taneous, to say the first thing that crossed one’s mind. It’s a difficult position to be in but she’s handled the ­responsibilities very well.”

Olivia won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth at the awards ceremony back in January.

Back in January, it was announced that Imelda Staunton will be taking over the role of Queen Elizabeth from Olivia for the final two seasons of The Crown.

Find out which actress was just cast as Princess Diana for the final two seasons of The Crown.

Princess Diana Seemingly Wanted Prince William to Be the Next King, Not Charles

An interview that Princess Diana did back in 1995 has resurfaced and in it, she gives a surprising answer on whether she thinks Prince Charles or Prince William should be the next King of England.

When Diana gave the interview, William was just 13-years-old, so he was not ready to take on such a big role.

“Do you think it would make more sense in the light of the marital difficulties that you and the Prince of Wales have had if the position of monarch passed directly to your son Prince William?” Martin Bashir asked her for the BBC1 Panorama interview (via People).

Diana responded, “Well, then you have to see that William‘s very young at the moment, so do you want a burden like that to be put on his shoulders at such an age? So I can’t answer that question.”

Martin then rephrased the question and asked, “Would it be your wish that when Prince William comes of age that he were to succeed the Queen rather than the current Prince of Wales?”

Diana said, “My wish is that my husband finds peace of mind, and from that follows others things, yes.”

Queen Elizabeth has publicly voiced her support for Charles to be her successor and royal experts say it’s highly unlikely that he will abdicate the throne to his son.

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle's Tell-All Book Is Going to Most Upset This Person

The new royal tell-all “Finding Freedom” will be hitting shelves in just a few days and, though Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t personally contribute to the book, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand got 100 sources to speak out.

“The Palace are worried about the book because they know what really happened behind the scenes,” a source told Vanity Fair. “Frankly they should be breathing a sigh of relief. It could have been a lot worse.”

The book will touch upon a lot of topics like the apparent feud between Meghan and Duchess Kate Middleton, Prince Harry and Meghan‘s courtship, their royal exit, and more.

“It’s going to open old wounds at a time when everyone wanted to move on,” a family source added. “I think the person who will be most upset about it all is the Queen.”