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About Us

Lasting and shared prosperity for the nation

Our purpose is to create lasting and shared prosperity for the nation. It drives our strategy and informs all we do.

We focus on the nation's long-term challenges

  • Net zero and energy security

    Being a leader in supporting the UK towards a net zero carbon and energy-secure future

  • Inclusive communities and economic growth

    Helping create inclusive communities and support economic growth and productivity

  • Nature and biodiversity

    Taking a leading role in stewarding the UK’s natural environment and biodiversity

Learn more about our strategy

Our leadership

Our leadership team bring a wide range of expertise to help us deliver value for our customers, partners and communities.

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Our history

Explore our history
  • 1760

    Painted portrait of King George III

    Crown Lands surrendered to Parliament

    George III surrenders Crown Lands to Parliament for an annual payment, with the estate’s profits going to the Treasury.

  • 1961

    Independent and commercial

    The Crown Estate Act establishes the modern-day company – managed by an independent board.

  • 1964

    Aerial view of the sea, a cliff and beach on the Pembrokeshire coast 2023.

    Seabed ownership extended

    The Continental Shelf Act extends The Crown Estate’s ownership of the seabed to 12 nautical miles from Britain’s coast.

  • 2011

    Sovereign Grant

    Our profit, paid to the Treasury, is used by government to set the funding for the Monarch (The Sovereign Grant Act).

Our Annual Report

We announced a record £442.6 million net revenue profit for the nation’s finances in 2022/23.

Offshore wind turbines at Rampion wind farm

Our governance

Our unique set up, established through an Act of Parliament to operate independently and commercially, means that there is nothing else quite like us.

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