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Widow since 1993, the Queen received 26,988,036 Euros (USD 35,246,375 at the current exchange rate) of public funding in twenty years. She also inherited a substantial portion of the assets of King Baudouin after his death. Having no direct heir, the inheritance tax on the fortunes of the queen would have been taxed at 70%. The creation of a private "foundation" allows her to avoid this pitfall.