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Does the Queen have more money than previously thought?

Queen Elizabeth, here at the 2013 the State Opening of Parliament, could be worth £400m. (Reuters)
Queen Elizabeth, here at the 2013 the State Opening of Parliament, could be worth £400m. (Reuters)

The Queen is “wealthier than the palace would like us to believe”, the author of a book has claimed.

While the Queen’s day-to-day expenses are funded by the taxpayer, she and the Royal Family have some level of inherited and established wealth, built up through hundreds of years of tradition and precedent.

Now David McClure, a broadcaster and author who has spent three years investigating how much the Queen could truly be worth, has claimed it is up to £400m – about £50m more than previously believed.

The amount the Queen receives each year from the taxpayer, called the Sovereign Grant, is determined by the value of the Crown Estate, land in England, Wales and Northern Ireland which is owned by the monarch, while they are the monarch.

Separately she has the Duchy of

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Does the Queen have more money than previously thought

Queen Elizabeth, here at the 2013 the State Opening of Parliament, could be worth £400m. (Reuters)
Queen Elizabeth, here at the 2013 the State Opening of Parliament, could be worth £400m. (Reuters)

The Queen is “wealthier than the palace would like us to believe”, the author of a book has claimed.

While the Queen’s day-to-day expenses are funded by the taxpayer, she and the Royal Family have some level of inherited and established wealth, built up through hundreds of years of tradition and precedent.

Now David McClure, a broadcaster and author who has spent three years investigating how much the Queen could truly be worth, has claimed it is up to £400m – about £50m more than previously believed.

The amount the Queen receives each year from the taxpayer, called the Sovereign Grant, is determined by the value of the Crown Estate, land in England, Wales and Northern Ireland which is owned by the monarch, while they are the monarch.

Separately she has the Duchy of

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15 Walmart Hacks That Take Full Advantage of Their Deals

For easy, one-stop shopping, Walmart takes the cake when you need to get a ton of stuff in one trip. To get the biggest bang for your buck, stocking up in the grocery section makes the savings at other stores seem comparatively non-existent, and smart shoppers flock through the aisles daily to pick out the best deals. Just because Walmart provides a whirlwind of discount groceries and marked-down goods, don’t assume there aren’t even more savings lurking just below the surface. That’s why we rounded up a few Walmart hacks you can take advantage of.

Whether you want to pick up some buy-one-get-one-free deals, deeper discounts, or just save time, shopping smart and learning about the store guarantees an optimal and expedient trip. By digging deeper into how Walmart operates and by using a collection of hacks to get the lowest possible prices, you can effortlessly optimize your next shopping

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Bed Bath & Beyond Expands Google Cloud Deal on Online Demand

Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. BBBY has expanded its collaboration with Google Cloud, given the ongoing digital boom. In this regard, the company has signed a five-year deal with Google Cloud to keep up with its rival retailers, given the current scenario when consumers are largely shifting to digital purchases. The company’s initial partnership with Google Cloud dates back to 2017, which is likely to meet the increased demand during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday season sale. This move is guided by the sudden surge in demand for online products and wide adoption of Buy-Online-Pickup-In-Store (BOPIS) and Curbside Pickup services by customers, thanks to the pandemic.

Notably, Bed Bath & Beyond has been witnessing solid digital sales growth since the fourth quarter of fiscal 2019. In the first quarter of fiscal 2020, digital sales rose roughly 82% with robust growth witnessed throughout the quarter. Further, digital sales surged

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Apple’s (AAPL) India Online Store Launch to Add Festive Cheer

Apple AAPL is set to launch its first online store for India on Sep 23. The store will sell the company’s complete range of products that include the iPhone line-up, the Mac computing device line-up, the iPad series, Apple AirPods family, HomePod smart speaker and more.

The online store launch is coming right before the festive season of Diwali in India when the demand for electronics sharply increases. This is likely to help Apple tap consumers who have been holding back on non-essential purchases amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Available on Apple.com/in, the online store will be Apple’s first direct retail presence in the country. So far, Apple had been relying on authorized distributors and retailers in India for offline sales as well as on online shopping platforms such as Amazon.in and Flipkart.

According to Apple, all orders will ship with contactless delivery fulfilled by BlueDart within 24 to 72 hours

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Why is Meghan Markle suing the Mail on Sunday?

Meghan is suing the paper group over the use of her letter. (Getty Images)
Meghan is suing the paper group over the use of her letter. (Getty Images)

On Monday, one of the most remarkable court cases in recent legal history continues as a high-profile member of the Royal Family takes unprecedented legal action against one of the most popular newspapers in the country.

Meghan Markle, with the support of her husband, Prince Harry, is suing Associated Newspapers Ltd for damages after the Mail On Sunday and the MailOnline published excerpts of a letter she had written to her father, Thomas Markle.

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, claims the letter was private, and is seeking damages for alleged misuse of private information, copyright infringement and breach of the Data Protection Act.

The legal action is the apex of tensions between the couple and the UK’s tabloid press. Earlier this year, Harry, 36, and Meghan banned four of the most well-read newspapers in the country

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How US States Are, and Aren’t, Easing Crypto Firms’ Compliance Burden

The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS), an organization of state financial regulators, will make it easier for financial technology payment firms and cryptocurrency exchanges to prove they’re in compliance with U.S. state laws.

The CSBS announced a “One Company, One Exam” plan Tuesday whereby states will coordinate their supervisory exams for the nation’s largest payment firms in an effort to reduce the costs on both state regulators and the companies they oversee. Essentially, the exam is how these regulators will make sure regulated entities are still in compliance.

What this means for cryptocurrency companies – such as Coinbase – is their compliance costs will drop. Rather than work with more than 50 different state and territory regulators, the exchanges only need to check in with the one group. The group of regulators includes every state but Montana, which doesn’t have a money transmission license.

Related: ‘Inherently Borderless’: Acting OCC

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Find deals and free food Friday at McDonald’s, Applebee’s and more

Friday is considered one of the cheesiest and beefiest days of the year.

Sept. 18 is National Cheeseburger Day and restaurants are celebrating the made-up food holiday with discounts and free burgers. And unlike some other food days, this one isn’t canceled by the coronavirus pandemic.

McDonald’s, which is experiencing shortages of some ingredients because of the popularity of its limited Travis Scott Meal, will still have a Cheeseburger Day deal Friday. For one day, the fast-food giant will offer double cheeseburgers for 50 cents with an offer on its mobile app. 

Ahead of National Cheeseburger Day, Wendy’s announced the return of pretzel buns and “the new and improved Pretzel Bacon Pub Cheeseburger.”

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Domino’s released a Cheeseburger Pizza made with a ketchup-mustard sauce, American cheese, beef, onions, tomatoes, shredded provolone and cheddar cheese.

According

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Pastor Who Told Congregation They Didn’t Have to Wear Masks Hospitalized in ICU with COVID-19

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A pastor in Idaho has been hospitalized with the novel coronavirus after telling members of his congregation that they are not required to wear face masks while attending church services.

Paul Van Noy, the senior pastor at Candlelight Christian Fellowship, was admitted to the intensive care unit after he and his wife Brenda contracted COVID-19, according to an update posted to his church’s website on Monday.

“Having been in the ICU now for 11 days…and counting, I am really starting to turn the corner—for the better,” Van Noy said in a statement shared by his wife and church staff. “They tell me it will be a few more days in ICU and then I will move back to a regular room for a couple of days and then to recover at home. At present I feel ok but still need quite a bit of oxygen support—especially

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