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Brexit threatens subsidies for UK's landed gentry and the Queen

The privileged classes have legal status as farmers, and are on the dole for EU farm subsidies

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The queen's idyllic 8,000-hectare estate at Sandringham is among the huge holdings supported by the annual payouts, receiving more than US$675,000 in European farm subsidies last year.

Sandringham, England

IT IS A club that includes some of the world's richest people. There are dukes, sheikhs, flamboyant entrepreneurs - even Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family.

What they have in common besides ownership of some of Britain's finest estates -

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