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How King Charles profits from the assets of dead citizens

28 November 2023 - 29 mins
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An archaic custom allows the king’s estate to absorb the assets of people in the north of England who die without a will or a known next of kin. Maeve McClenaghan investigates King’s estate to transfer £100m into ethical funds after bona vacantia revelations. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/infocus

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