November 5, 2017 4:38 pm

Queen Elizabeth II has $13M in investments in offshore tax havens: documents

Britain's Queen Elizabeth celebrates her 91st birthday, April 21, 2017.

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LONDON – Newly leaked papers reveal that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has invested some of her private money in offshore tax havens.

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According to documents obtained by the International Consortium of Journalists, the queen’s investment managers placed roughly 10 million pounds ($13 million) in offshore portfolios in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda.

The investments were made by the Duchy of Lancaster, which handles the queen’s finances. There is no suggestion the investments are illegal.

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The documents about Elizabeth’s financial holdings are part of a tranche of some 13.4 million records of offshore accounts leaked to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung and shared with the International Consortium of Journalists and a network of more than 380 journalists in 67 countries.

The queen has vast financial assets, including real estate, works of art and jewelry.

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