With a net worth of US$470 million, Queen Elizabeth is one of the richest monarchs and calls many grand properties home . With public funding and a few other streams of income, it’s no surprise she has racked up a huge fortune. The queen pays for the upkeep of homes such as Buckingham Palace through her Royal Collection charity. The Royal Collection Trust isn’t technically owned by the monarch, but exists under her patronage, and reported a total income of US$98 million in the years 2019-2020, with US$68 million coming from visitor admissions to the likes of Windsor Castle and US$27.3 million from gift shop sales. With a portion of merchandise sales going to the Royal Collection, here’s how the queen’s side hustle has raked in millions to fund her lavish lifestyle. Meet the Hong Kong-raised Princess of Greece, Marie-Chantal Miller Boozy buys In February 2022, the Royal Collection Trust released a special edition Buckingham Palace English Sparkling Wine (US$53 for a 70cl bottle) in celebration of the queen’s Platinum Jubilee. According to a press release on the Royal Collection Trust website, the 12 per cent abv vintage sparkling wine is a “classic blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot meunier, made exclusively from hand-picked fruit grown on vineyards in Kent and West Sussex”. The label design takes inspiration from the gold embroidery on Her Majesty’s Robe of Estate, worn on Coronation Day, June 2, 1953, according to a website product description. Champagne flute glasses are also available at US$157 for a pair. In 2020, the Trust launched a premium small-batch London dry gin for US$54. The 42 per cent abv spirit is infused with citrus and herbal notes derived from 12 botanicals, several of which are from Buckingham Palace garden, including lemon verbena, hawthorn berries, bay leaves and mulberry leaves. The Royal Collection has also launched a 12-year-old single malt Scotch whisky (US$102) from Balmoral, Scotland. The Sandringham Shop page reported that the gift shop beer uses “organic laureate spring barley harvested on the Sandringham Estate with crystal clear water drawn from a nearby bore hole”. It’s sold with a jar of chutney for a total of US$34. Inside Meghan Markle’s family nightmare, from lawsuits to TV rants Posh nosh Former royal chef Darren McGrady has spoken about how the queen enjoys a hamburger without the bun and with cranberries instead of ketchup. But the world’s oldest and longest reigning monarch is releasing a range of condiments, Food & Wine reported in January. According to Food & Wine , the ketchup “flavoured with dates, apple juice and spices” and brown sauce “packed with vinegar and spices” are described as “ideal for breakfast or any time of the day”, and will be sold for US$9.50. Pristine pets The queen’s corgis are just as much a part of the family as her beloved relatives – she has owned over 30 dogs – so it’s no surprise she has launched a product for pooches too. The monarch launched a Happy Hounds Dog Cologne in February 2022, sold in the gift shop of her Sandringham Estate. The unisex fragrance – sold at US$14 – is said to be “really long-lasting” and its “rich, musky scent with citrus notes of bergamot” is reminiscent of “coastal walks”. Clean royal quarters Former royal butler Paul Burrell revealed on The Secret podcast that the queen “likes to wash up”. “She puts on the Marigolds and when she goes out to the log cabin at Balmoral she is stood there with her Marigolds on and she washes up and the lady-in-waiting dries,” Burrell revealed. “She likes to get her hands wet in the sink, that’s something she does.” In March 2022, it was announced the queen would sell a Sandringham brand of dish soap. “Inspired by a shared passion for protecting our environment, we have collaborated with Norfolk Natural Living to create our dish wash just 10 miles from the estate, using the finest botanical ingredients,” the estate announced. Just like her dog perfume, the aroma inside the 500ml bottle, priced at US$20, is one of “coastal walks”. Meet Morocco’s ‘Princess of Hearts’ Lalla Khadija Queen bees Queen Elizabeth spends a portion of her time in Scotland where she has Holyroodhouse – and she doesn’t miss an opportunity to earn money for the upkeep of her lavish lifestyle there too. The Palace of Holyrood Scottish Heather Honey is gathered from beehives on the heather-rich moorland of the Balmoral Estate in Scotland and sold for US$12. With Kate Middleton having shown a keen interest in beekeeping, the thought she might have had a hand in bringing the product to the people is sure to help shift units off the shelves. Buckingham Palace also sells strawberry and blueberry preserves – while Windsor Castle sells a Fine Cut Seville Orange Marmalade. Want more stories like this? Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .