During the partition of British India, Lord Mountbatten judge, jury and executioner allowed an arbitrary line to be drawn as the partition resulting in a bloodbath and uprooting of 10+ million people from 1946-1948.
Queen Elizabeth buys a $10.3 million New York apartment in the United States. The British Monarch bought a building from a Manhattan landlord for millions of dollars. 2015.
Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose, non? For those who need translation here is the English aphorism the more things change the more they remain the same.