I saw an interesting argument shared, a few days earlier, about the monarchy and the money it costs. Calvin Hodgson, a politics student from Chester, argued that it is morals, not wallets, we should be convincing, when talking about republicanism.
The Duchy of Lancaster, unlike the Crown Estate, is legally owned by the reigning monarch as part of the job. This means that if they were to abdicate or the institution of the monarchy were abolished, it would no longer be their property. So how did this come into being? Why is it separate from the Crown Estate? Answer to these questions, and more, below.