If you walk into a McDonald’s in the UK, it’s likely an institution owned by Queen Elizabeth. Yes, in addition to her royal duties, Liz owns a lot of real estate. This includes some special things.
I own a McDonald’s branch
Thanks to The Crown Estate, the Queen owns property worth £13 billion. This includes six royal residences, half of the British coast and nearly all of Regent Street. But it doesn’t stop there, as it also owns Trafalgar Square, home to Nelson’s Column and the British National Gallery. And as an ice cream for McFlurry, she also owns a McDonald’s branch.
This royal residence is located in Banbury Gateway Shopping Park, on the outskirts of Oxfordshire. It is not clear if Elizabeth has ever visited the building, but the branch is fully prepared for her visit. You’ll find luxury leather sofas, digital menu boards, Eames chairs, wood floors, and even crockery. We are excited right away!
Perhaps Liz took a short cut to Royal McDow, and hopped into a Bentley for a late lunch. After all, drive-up service is available from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM. No wonder Princess Diana was known to take secret trips to McDonald’s when Prince William and Prince Harry were home from boarding school.
Crown Real Estate
Incidentally, The Crown Estate is going one step further with its Queen-owned properties. They also own all the swans on the Thames and all the dolphins in the UK – if only how to own swans or dolphins. Then there are the Crown Jewels, the Tower of London, and even the tower’s famous flock of crows. Well, give us that McDonald’s!
Source: mirror | Photo: BrunoPress
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