Executive Intelligence Review correctly link the British Monarchy with the Crown of the City of London. Like Vatican City State in Italy, the City of London, also known as 'The Crown', is a state within a state. If you'd like to learn more about that, read "Descent Into Slavery" by Des Griffin.
"They (East India Company) made their their massive money out of the dope trade. They first grew prime poppies in Kew gardens...got the best producing opium poppies, they then shipped them to Benares in India where they began a massive plantation of opium producing poppies. They then used their famous tea clippers to transport the poppies in the form of raw opium to China, and by their military force hey imposed an opium policy on China that turned the Chinese nation into a nation of addicts, and they enforced this policy that was known to the Royal family and Lord Gladstone the Prime minister, and every one of the lords and ladies of England, and they made a massive huge fortune. In researching these documents in India House in London I came across some of the manifests of some of the old tea clippers and the numbers of kegs of opium they carried and the value and I totalled up these things and I found to my astonishment that if we took 1970 as an optimum year for profits in general Motors and Ford, in one year the opium trade with China was three times the profits of the combined profits of Ford and General Motors in 1970 and this was shared by 300 people. That was the committee that ran the India East India Company. They all had equal voting rights....and were of course sworn to secrecy." - Dr. John Coleman quote about the Committee of 300. Dr. John Coleman is a former intelligence agent of British MI6.
The British elite got involved in shipping opium. The elite families got monopolies on the opium trade. The British Empire’s military might and political clout was used to force China to allow the opium trade. Before the communists took over China, the British Illuminati families hid their opium trade behind the cover of the British American Tobacco Co. Later the Red Chinese would hide their opium trading behind the same front tobacco, with their state-run People’s Republic of China Tobacco Bureau.
For the British, the introduction of opium into China was a means to an end. China was a homogeneous culture. When the British arrived there, they were these Caucasian heathens. The Chinese didn't want anything to do with them; they didn't want to give up their tea, they didn't want to give up their silk, and the British said "We can't have this". They went to India and grew the opium poppy in east India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, and smuggled it to China. And what they did over the course of a hundred years was they converted China from a homogeneous culture that was unified, into a society of warlords fighting for turf to see who had which drug-dealing regions.
In fact, a careful review of some of the more sordid aspects of the recent history of Crown Agents, suggests that the firm has been at the center of the British Crown's highly sensitive patronage of global organized crime - what EIR long ago dubbed Dope, Inc.
Royal Institute for International Affairs is located at Chatham House in London, England. Chatham House is a successor to the old British East India Company, and serves as the think-tank and foreign intelligence arm of the British Crown - Dope Inc.