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THE KING

Nor do these sums take into account the King's private fortune. On this no official information is available, as royal wills are not filed at Somerset House. It must be recalled that the Civil List is historically the return given by the State for the surrender of Crown property to the national exchequer. But since that surrender there has probably been a very considerable accumulation. A subject bequeathed a large fortune to Queen Victoria. She bought an estate at Osborne and built Osborne House, which Edward VII later presented to the nation. The Prince Consort bought Balmoral and it has remained the private property of the royal family. When Edward VII came of age there was a considerable accumulated fund put at his disposal. On the other hand, there is now the necessity for providing for the Duke of Windsor, which may be done out of the royal fortune. There has been criticism from time to time of the secrecy which surrounds this fortune.(1) In 1873 an amendment submitting the wills of the royal family to the ordinary law was moved to the Crown Private Estates Bill, but lost.
So far we have examined the changes in the popular attitude to the Sovereign, the solidification of his position, the foundations on which it is based, and the significance in general of the monarchy. What we have seen is in fact the emergence of that institution whose function in Bagehot's view was to lend dignity to government and to win it the loyalty of the ignorant and the politically immature. It is at an institution standing somewhat apart from the ordinary business of government, at a Sovereign who "reigns but does

1 Bradlaugh used to relate that George I burnt his mother's will, and that George II, having been handed George I's will in the Council by the Archbishop of Canterbury, walked out with it and it was never seen again.

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