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What Perks Await the Royal Baby? — VIDEO


As media ramps up for a late July bout of Royal-mania, WSJ reporter Jason Bellini goes through a list of the perks awaiting the Royal baby, the last of which may be the best.


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  1. It's sad the talented Bellini chose to work for a right wing rag.

    Posted by: MARCUS BACHMANN | Jul 17, 2013 3:23:34 PM

  2. Oh, to be able to play with Uncle's hairy...

    Posted by: corydiablo | Jul 17, 2013 3:24:01 PM

  3. one major correction: the queen doesn't own the royal crown jewels. They are owed by the state. so no one inherits them.

    Posted by: matt | Jul 17, 2013 3:32:46 PM

  4. Given Bellin's stint at Logo, I'm sure he'll take any job offered him.

    Posted by: Reality Chek | Jul 17, 2013 3:34:53 PM

  5. It's not entirely clear who owns the crown jewels. That's why they're not included in that billion-dollar figure.

    Posted by: Jason Bellini | Jul 17, 2013 3:40:29 PM

  6. Over the decades, the two private investment-funds of the House of Windsor, plus the separate duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall, have invested carefully and broadly across the British economy.

    Plus there's a bit of legal-wrangling about the Crown Properties once Charles accedes to the Throne over the "Civil List". While entailed under the Queen, there's a bit a murkiness over it being binding on Charles as his great-grandfather's heir...without his active assent. In-lieu-of accepting Parliament's Civil List payments, billions of pounds could revert-directly back to Charles and his heirs subject to his paying ordinary-taxes on it....which might be a better financial deal and eliminate the accusations of the family living-off Government subsidies.

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Jul 17, 2013 3:56:54 PM

  7. Half of London is owned by oil sheiks, not the Queen.

    Posted by: anon | Jul 17, 2013 4:10:53 PM

  8. The Queen holds the Royal Collection, which includes the Crown Jewels, in trust as the Sovereign for future sovereigns. Thus, she does not strictly "own" them and they should not be included in calculations of her personal wealth.

    Posted by: Steve | Jul 17, 2013 4:40:06 PM

  9. I'm always amused by the tones in which Americans speak of the British monarchy.

    Posted by: D.R.H. | Jul 17, 2013 5:22:15 PM

  10. Bad genetics await the royal baby. Born into a family known for their bad teeth, baldness, big ears, hirsuteness, and werewolf appearance. Not to mention insanity and degradation/retardation caused by incest.

    Posted by: Kev C | Jul 17, 2013 5:33:18 PM

  11. Kev C: Charming. The genetics of the royal family is no worse than any other family. His parents are both good looking and seem to be nice well rounded people. Diana was beautiful if neurotic. Charles was handsome in his 20's and 30's. Besides the baldness, which is passed in the female line since it is connected to the X chromosome, I think this child will be blessed genetically. But time will tell.

    Posted by: Liam | Jul 18, 2013 11:34:36 AM

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