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Queen Elizabeth II Is Getting A Raise

Last year, QE2 struck a deal to receive 15 percent of the profits from the Crown Estate, the largest landowner in the United Kingdom. Today, the Crown Estate posted a record profit of £240.2 million, which means that the Queen's pay is set to rise 20 percent next year to £36 million — or $45.3 million. The rest of her kingdom, still tangled in the fallout from the European debt crisis, isn't taking the news so well.

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