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The surprisingly frugal habits of the British royal family

Lovemoney Logo By Natalie Marchant of Lovemoney | Slide 1 of 31: Despite having a multimillion-pound fortune, including hundreds of millions of earnings from the Duchy of Lancaster – the private estate made up of 45,550 acres of land and properties – the Queen is super-thrifty. Perhaps it was growing up during the Great Depression and the Second World War that left her with a "make do and mend" attitude that she has passed down to the rest of the royal family. Whether it's taking the train, rewearing an outfit or turning off the central heating, here's how Her Majesty and her family prove that it's possible to be frugal while living like royalty.

The Queen of thrift

Despite having a multimillion-pound fortune, including hundreds of millions of earnings from the Duchy of Lancaster – the private estate made up of 45,550 acres of land and properties  the Queen is super-thrifty. Perhaps it was growing up during the Great Depression and the Second World War that left her with a "make do and mend" attitude that she has passed down to the rest of the royal family. Whether it's taking the train, rewearing an outfit or turning off the central heating, here's how Her Majesty and her family prove that it's possible to be frugal while living like royalty.

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