Queen Elizabeth II would have blocked a bill in 1973, which would allow the public to examine their finances.
Buckingham Palace denies that the queen blocked a law in the 1970s that would reveal how much her personal fortune amounts to.
The British newspaper The Guardian published a report in which it is said that the queen blocked a bill in 1973, which would allow the public to examine the finances of the head of state.
According to the report, the queen’s lawyer was in charge of convincing the then heads of the Department of Commerce and Industry about the bill, so that the queen was exempted and applied to other companies and entities.
Buckingham’s lawyers assure that it is the members of Parliament who decide whether to grant consent to the queen in the initiatives requested by the government, which has always happened, so ensuring that the monarch ‘blocked’ some law, is incorrect.
The fortune of the British sovereign is until this date a secret, although it is estimated that her wealth amounts to hundreds of millions of pounds sterling.