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Old 02-07-2007, 06:14 AM
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The royal family is supported in part by my, and every other UK taxpayer's taxes and to see this monumental waste of money is maddening.
You can take comfort in the fact that Harry not only earns his own money, but has various trust funds, an allowance and a daddy who doesn't take his money from taxpayers, just from his Duchy income.
Champagne at £200 per bottle, what were they thinking, they could at least have splashed out on a decent one!

Hairy night at Harry's hot bar
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Old 02-07-2007, 08:55 AM
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Champagne at £200 per bottle, what were they thinking, they could at least have splashed out on a decent one!
Ha ha, you're right Skydragon. So what this article has now proven is that instead of being flash with the cash Harry is in fact a bit of a cheapskate!! I'll sleep easier tonight knowing my tax pennies are not being squandered.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:24 PM
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Ha ha, you're right Skydragon. So what this article has now proven is that instead of being flash with the cash Harry is in fact a bit of a cheapskate!! I'll sleep easier tonight knowing my tax pennies are not being squandered.
But as Harry doesn't receive anything from the taxpayers you never needed to worry anyway.


Harry's income comes from his own pay as an army officer, his allowance from his father, which comes from the Duchy of Cornwall estate and not the taxpayers - the same as Earl Spencer receives his income from the Althorp estate and the Duke of Devonshire from his estates etc. In addition Harry has access to some of his inheritance from the Queen Mum and at 25 from his mother's estate.

No British taxpayer funds are being spent by Harry on his nights out - only money he has earned or been given by his father as an allowance.
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Old 02-07-2007, 11:31 PM
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That's not going to stop people [not people here] from complaining and saying he's wasting their tax dollars on going out and getting hammered. You hear that in the States a lot too....people complaining about what their tax dollars are supposedly being spent on. A good deal of the time, the money being spent on all these frivolous things isn't tax money at all.
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Old 02-10-2007, 02:10 AM
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Photos of Harry out:
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/7209/h6gq7.jpg (DailyMail)
http://img172.imageshack.us/img172/3595/h1aa6.jpg (BIG)
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/6642/h2wt0.jpg (BIG)
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/2628/h3sx6.jpg (BIG)
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/3397/h4sp1.jpg (BIG)
http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/8586/h5lv3.jpg (BIG)

He looks so good!

The Dailymail picture was accompanied by an article saying that Harry partied with Natlie Pinkham again.
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Old 02-10-2007, 11:23 AM
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nice pictures!!
I like the last one
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Old 02-10-2007, 12:25 PM
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Prince Harry, along with Prince William and Kate Middleton, watched the England against Italy Six Nations rugby match at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, February 10, 2007.
Harry doesn't look too exited or happy.

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Harry, William and Kate
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Old 02-10-2007, 01:46 PM
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Prince Harry, along with Prince William and Kate Middleton, watched the England against Italy Six Nations rugby match at Twickenham stadium in London, Saturday, February 10, 2007.
Harry doesn't look too exited or happy.
I know! Maybe it was just a moment though, its hard to tell with pictures. Or maybe he was hung-over
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Old 02-11-2007, 03:00 AM
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That's not going to stop people [not people here] from complaining and saying he's wasting their tax dollars on going out and getting hammered. You hear that in the States a lot too....people complaining about what their tax dollars are supposedly being spent on. A good deal of the time, the money being spent on all these frivolous things isn't tax money at all.
Others will also say that the taxpayers money is being wasted because the taxpayers do pay the salaries of his minders. At least I think they do.
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Old 02-11-2007, 04:02 AM
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Others will also say that the taxpayers money is being wasted because the taxpayers do pay the salaries of his minders. At least I think they do.


To be fair, whether Harry is out boozing it up or reading in a library, he will have minders following him around.
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Old 02-11-2007, 08:22 AM
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Others will also say that the taxpayers money is being wasted because the taxpayers do pay the salaries of his minders. At least I think they do.
They do pay the salaries of the royal protection unit, but as Sister Morphine says, he would have the RPU there whether he was partying or not. He is a young man with a lot of responsibilty to come, as long as he is not breaking the law, he should be allowed to do some of the things others his age do.
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Photos of Harry out
He's looking quite stylish!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-13-2007, 06:57 PM
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Perhaps the British public should consider the possibility of Harry being abducted... or getting in a bad accident. Paying for a few minders might be a far less costly alternative to things that could happen to an heir to the throne. (People can be so cheap!)
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Old 02-14-2007, 10:03 AM
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Wonder what he's listening too on the earphones under his hat?
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Old 02-14-2007, 04:36 PM
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Others will also say that the taxpayers money is being wasted because the taxpayers do pay the salaries of his minders. At least I think they do.

But as these people are actually police officers posted to a particular job for a period of time the taxpayers would be paying for them anyway - either to protect the RF or an elected Head of State - they still need protection and that has to be paid for by the taxpayers of the respective countries.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:29 PM
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Harry: 'I'm the Prince Of Punk'

Prince Harry likes to think of himself as the 'Prince Of Punk', after boasting his self-titled nickname to his favourite band Towers Of London.

Harry: 'I'm the Prince Of Punk' - Yahoo! News UK
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Old 02-17-2007, 05:20 AM
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EXCLUSIVE: HARRY TO FIGHT IN IRAQ

PRINCE Harry will be serving on the front line in Iraq by the end of the month

Royals Deny Prince Harry Iraq Story

Clarence House has denied reports that Prince Harry could be sent to Iraq within a matter of weeks. According to the Daily Mirror, the Prince's regiment, the Blues and Royals, will go to Basra at the end of the month.
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:54 AM
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Doesn't the press value life yet? If Prince Harry is going to the front I wish he could go without reporting to the terrorist. I worry about his life and his fellow soldiers' lives. I hate the press.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:01 AM
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But as these people are actually police officers posted to a particular job for a period of time the taxpayers would be paying for them anyway - either to protect the RF or an elected Head of State - they still need protection and that has to be paid for by the taxpayers of the respective countries.

Quite true for your response and for Skydragons. I was only merely pointing out there are those who would be sitting around breakfast the next morning spitting out comments such as, "someone was murdered down the street and that if it wasn't for that drunken pompous bloke needing to have minded and helped outside into a waiting car, they may have been saved...." or something like that. I've heard it so many times the complaint of having to pay for the royals protection. So there are those who will complain whether they any ounce of right on their side anyway. It's just they are just that way.
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Old 02-17-2007, 02:11 PM
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Doesn't the press value life yet? If Prince Harry is going to the front I wish he could go without reporting to the terrorist. I worry about his life and his fellow soldiers' lives. I hate the press.
I don't hate press but i agree with your other points unfortunately if he goes it will be such a big deal that i think Harry, Clarence House and the government will have a hard time keeping his location quiet.
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