The Queen will visit Duchy of Lancaster farms in Staffordshire
Thursday 25th May 2017
Her Majesty The Queen, as Duke of Lancaster, will visit a number of tenanted farm properties in Staffordshire. The properties form part of what is known as the Staffordshire Survey, a collection of land and property assets owned by the Duchy of Lancaster and concentrated on the Needwood Estate. Her Majesty will observe different aspects of the Duchy’s activity in the Survey, including equestrian facilities, livestock farming and the refurbishment of Estate properties for residential lettings.
On conclusion of the tour, The Queen will attend a private lunch for local tenants and members of the Duchy of Lancaster.
The Duchy of Lancaster is a private estate owned by Her Majesty The Queen, as Duke of Lancaster. The rural estates consist of 18,433 hectares of land in England and Wales and comprise commercial, agricultural and residential properties, the majority of which are in Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and Lincolnshire. Additionally, the Duchy has a commercial property portfolio in central London. The title Duke of Lancaster has been held by the reigning Sovereign since 1399.
The Staffordshire Survey covers 2,995 hectares, concentrated largely on the Needwood Estate. It comprises a mix of arable, dairy, sheep and beef farms with some residential and commercial property.
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