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5 Surprising Things Queen Elizabeth Owns

(Queen Elizabeth II) The Queen of the United Kingdom owns Hyde Park, alongside many other things

Being the Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms comes with many perks.

What does Queen Elizabeth II own? Well I could imagine that she owns many thing. But some rather surprising things that became hers as soon as she ascended to the throne include:

The swans of river Thames

Not only does she own all of the swans in the river Thames, but actually all of the unclaimed mute swans in both England and Wales. However, the only exercises ownership over the beautiful swans that live along the Thames and its surroundings.

Regent Street, London

The 1.3 kilometer stretch of road is one of the world’s most famous. It starts at Waterloo Place, through both Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Circus, all the way to All Souls Church. The street is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions with more than 7.5 million visitors per year (excluding people who live, work or commute through the area).

A Private Money Machine

Who said that the Queen of the United Kingdom can’t print money? Well Coutts Bank, the seventh oldest bank in the world, have an ATM machine installed in the basement of Buckingham Palace for the specific use of the royal family.

All the dolphins

Just like the all the swans, Queen Elizabeth also owns all of the dolphins, sturgeons and whales roaming the waters within miles of the United Kingdom.

Hyde Park

Not only is one of the most popular parks in the world, but Hyde Park, but it is owned by the Queen. She also owns other popular parks and green spaces, such as Kensington Gardens, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, and The Green Park.

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