Queen Elizabeth II has been in the news a lot this last week. She turned 90, making her the oldest and longest reigning British Monarch in history, and she made a cute video with her cute grandson, Prince Harry, for the Invictus Games.
Now, the 232-acre Woolmers Park, along with its 1730s mansion, once belonging to Earl and Countess of Strathmore, grandparents of QEII is on the market. As a child, the Queen regularly spent time there. One of the big selling points is the privacy, with a rumored asking price of $45 million, and in addition to being an posh English estate on steroids, there are no public rights of way, which I’m told, is unusual for such a large estate.
You’d think Her Majesty might buy it herself with the proceeds from some loose diamonds or the odd brooch she might have lying around to add it to her vast real estate holdings. FYI, as head of state of the United Kingdom and of 31 other states and territories, she is the legal owner of about 6,600 million acres of land, one sixth of the earth’s non-ocean surface. She is the only person on earth who owns whole countries, and who owns countries that are not her own domestic territory. So, what’s 232 more acres?