Queen Elizabeth, King Charles sold horses gifted by Muslim leaders to make £2 million: The Guardian
London: Late Queen Elizabeth and her son King Charles made £2 million from sales of horses received as gifts, according to The Guardian.
The Guardian newspaper made this revelation in a report published as part of “Cost of The Crown” series on the hidden wealth of the British royal family.
Interestingly, the horses sold by the late queen and her son King Charles were all gifted by the prominent figures from the Muslim world.
According to the publication, “The queen’s most generous provider of racing and breeding stock by far is Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the emir of Dubai and prime minister of the United Arab Emirates. He appears to have been the source of at least 34 horses given to the royals.”
The report said, “The Aga Khan, Prince Shah Karim al-Husseini, the spiritual head of Shia Ismaili Muslims, appears to have given the royal family five horses, including Estimate, who gave the queen one of her most memorable victories on the track, in the 2013 Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.”
It said, “The queen also received a horse from Denford Stud, which is owned by Prince Faisal of Saudi Arabia, a half-brother of the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman; and another from a breeding operation owned by Qatar’s al-Thani family.”