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Old 26-09-12, 07:12
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Listening to the radio this morning and learnt that if someone dies intestate in Cornwall, the assets go to the Duchy of Cornwall. Last year, Prince Charles received £500,000 from the intestate estates. Never knew that.
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Old 26-09-12, 08:07
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I think OC mentioned it once on an Heir Hunters thread. The same applies to the Duchy of Lancaster (The Queen) I believe.
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Old 26-09-12, 16:30
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Yes, twas me!

Having been born in Lancashire and now living in Cornwall I am well aware that intestacy means my money would go to the Duchy (Prince Charles) who I reckon has enough already!

But...still Cornish people don't make Wills!

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It is only when someone dies intestate and there are no surviving kin that this happens.
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Old 26-09-12, 19:07
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I think it has changed in my lifetime, Kate because when I was a child (we lived in Lancashire) if my father had died without making a Will, my mother would have got half DURING HER LIFETIME and the interest on the other half in order to provide for me and my brother until we were 21.

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