The Luxembourg rags are suggesting that GD Henri should donate some of his own money to help with the fight against COVID-19.
... According to the Canadian University magazine and Business Insider France, the Luxembourg monarch's total assets are estimated at a whopping four billion euros. In the ranking of the richest monarchs, Luxembourg ranks eighth among the richest royals in the world. In Europe, Grand Duke Henri even takes second place, directly behind his relatives from the Principality of Liechtenstein and in front of the Spanish and British royal families. But he is not giving a cent of his private wealth to fight the pandemic. The need is enormous. ...
Grand Duke Henri's wealth is currently estimated at four billion euros. And he's getting richer! In 2019, according to "Business Insider", his private assets were 3.55 billion euros. This is originally an American news site on the Internet that is now part of the German Axel Springer Group. This means that his wealth is currently increasing by 450 million euros every year.
In 2017, the British online portal "royalcentral" claimed he had assets of 2.65 billion euros. Ten years earlier, the Belgian daily newspaper "Het Laatste Nieuws" had put his fortune at 1.2 billion euros. These staggering numbers alone seem to be evidence of this: The rich are getting richer. ... If you take these figures as a basis, the wealth of Grand Duke Henri increases steadily by almost half a billion euros within two years.
One must not forget: Luxembourg's royal family owns gigantic properties in Luxembourg and abroad. Just like all other properties, the value of the properties in the domestic Grand Duchy is currently experiencing a gigantic increase in value. The Grand Duke not only owns castles, such as Fischbach Castle. There are also properties around Berg Castle and parts of the Gréngewald.
Abroad, for example, it is the large property in Cabasson in the south of France - used as a grand ducal holiday home that Grand Duchess Charlotte bought in 1949. Then there is the grand ducal apartment in Paris, which is never mentioned. It only achieved fame once: when Grand Duchess Maria Teresa broke off a trip to China with Grand Duke Henri in Frankfurt due to a spontaneous “illness” - she and her chauffeur drove to this very apartment in Paris. In the fashionable quarter around the “rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré”, where the life of the “rich and beautiful” takes place.
Henri and Maria Teresa's new retreat has been added. A 110 square meter apartment with breathtaking views of the sea and the coast in the southern French municipality of Biarritz. According to French media, they “moved in” there on August 24th last year and want to stay there. A good two years ago they decided to buy the apartment for 1.2 million euros.
And then there would be jewelry, jewels, and time deposit accounts. Its value can only be estimated. Only once did a number come to light in the case of the late Grand Duke Jean. The former monarch once parked 600 million at the KBL. As well as stocks. Grand Duke Henri has financial experts who look after his wealth. That is split into separate companies. There are funds and money investments abroad. Real estate and other assets belong to the grand ducal family, but not officially. Henri's name is not on the papers everywhere, but he is the real beneficiary and owner. ...
Conclusion: The Grand Duke had the historic opportunity to express his own demands for “solidarity” through a donation or by giving up part of his income. He had the unique chance to give the Luxembourg monarchy some shine again, which has recently fallen sharply. But he missed this chance! And his passivity and flight from the Corona crisis increases the pressure on Luxembourg's monarchy. The murmuring of the Luxembourgers is getting louder.