Monday, November 28, 2022

King Felipe VI has a heritage of more than 2.5 million euros

Your majesty the king Felipe VI has assets amounting to 2,573,392.80 euros. This has been made public this Monday by the royal house in a statement in which it has remarked that the king has decided to make this information public out of a “spirit of service and civic commitment.” Of this amount, 2,267,942.80 euros are in current account deposits or savings and fund participation values. The other 305,450 euros are art objects, antiques and jewelry “which have been subject to the corresponding appraisal”.

This heritage comes, as explained by the royal house, from his remuneration received in the last 25 years, as Prince of Asturias and since 2014 as head of state. In all that period, Felipe VI has received a total of 4,275,796.94 euros from the state coffers. In this 2022, the King’s salary amounts to 258,927 euros per year, almost double that of Queen Leticia, who charges 142,402 euros. For her part, Queen Doña Sofía earns 116,525 euros.

“Since his proclamation before the Cortes Generales, His Majesty the King began the path of modernizing the Crown to make it worthy of the respect and trust of citizens under the principles of exemplary, transparency, rectitude and integrity in their behavior,” he says. the notice.

In said document, the Royal House has highlighted a phrase that Felipe VI made during his coronation: “Today, more than ever, Citizens rightly demand that moral and ethical principles inspire (and exemplarity preside over) our public life. And the King, at the head of the State, has to be not only a reference but also a servant of that fair and legitimate demand of all citizens”.

“This demand for public regeneration is very present in the millions of people who face their daily work with effort and honesty (…) This demand inspires and is present in the messages and in the measures that His Majesty the King has been adopting to to fulfill its commitment to renew the Monarchy for a new time. For all these reasons, His Majesty the King, guided by that same spirit of service and civic commitment, today adds to his constitutional responsibilities his personal decision to make his heritage public”, indicates the text.

The Government seeks to reinforce the transparency of the Royal House

After the King’s patrimony was made public, the Government has reported that this Tuesday it will approve a Royal Decree with which the structure and functioning of the Royal House will be reformed, as Moncloa explained. The Royal Decree will reinforce transparency, accountability, efficiency and exemplary character in the Royal House, in line with the principles “that have presided over the reign of Felipe VI”, the Executive has assured.

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