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The Queen’s unusual Duke of Lancaster title has been used in the British monarchy since 1399.

The title comes hand-in-hand with the Duchy of Lancaster which is an estate consisting of 19,000 hectares of agricultural, commercial and real estate holdings in England and Wales.

The privately-owned estate predominantly involves land-based in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire.

The estate also includes a large commercial portfolio in the Savoy precinct in the Strand in London.

According to the latest official figures, the Duchy of Lancaster is worth £549 million which forms an essential part of the Royal Family’s income.


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