"At present the life of the royal heir is a curious intermixture. Charles follows the daily routine of any upper-class English youngster - but in a truly storybook setting. His London home, Buckingham Palace, contains 600 rooms, 10,000 pieces of furniture, 300 clocks, 250 telephones and a staff of 260 servants. Charles' own world within the palace is the nursery suite on the third floor of the right wing... As Duke of Cornwall (his most important title), Charles is entitled to an annual income from farm products and rents equivalent to around $300,000 a year. He will draw only $36,000 of the total annually until he is fifteen; from then until his eighteenth birthday he will get another $90,000 a year, after which the entire income will be his."
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