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Old 06-23-2010, 03:37 AM
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Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: Budget 2010: Even the Queen feels pinch in 200,000 cuts

The Queen is to cut her spending by 200,000 this year and has imposed a pay freeze on her senior staff as Buckingham Palace shares Britain’s economic pain.
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As Queen accepts pay freeze Charles's spending is soaring | Mail Online

Prince Charles has escaped the austerity measures which have hit his mother along with the rest of Britain, his annual accounts are expected to show.

While the country tightens its belt in the economic downturn, and the Queen has accepted a freeze in her funding from the taxpayer, Charles has hired extra staff.

The Queen has cut back on her staff but her son has reportedly hired extra housekeepers, valets and gardeners to tend to his royal homes.
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:57 PM
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But doesn't Charles pay for his expenses through the Duchy of Cornwall, so the taxpayers aren't paying anything for him.
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Do William and Harry take a salary for their military duties?
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Old 06-28-2010, 10:02 PM
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Other members of the royal family did. I can't see why they wouldn't.

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Do William and Harry take a salary for their military duties?

Yes as well as their own private fortunes inherited from Diana's divorce settlement.
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Discussion of the POW's income and expenditure can be found in the Duchy of Cornwall thread.
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Royal Family tightens belt as cost of keeping monarchy drops by 3.3m | Mail Online
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An Associated Press story (I work for a financial news service and get a direct feed from AP) is saying the UK public has "wild ideas for cuts".

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100819/...n_crazy_cuts_2

I would hope the British public would not consider getting rid of the monarchy. They're the one reason I visited England this year. They bring in more money than they cost IMHO.
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There has been no talk about abolishing the monarchy to save money, or not that I have read.
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I haven't heard anything about it either.
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Ministers will lay down the law on how the Queen spends her 38m | Mail Online

The Queen has been forced to give up her right to manage the royal finances in a secret deal that gives the Government the final say.

Queen tried to use state poverty fund to heat Buckingham Palace - Home News, UK - The Independent

The Queen asked ministers for a poverty handout to help heat her palaces but was rebuffed because they feared it would be a public relations disaster, documents disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act reveal.

Royal aides were told that the 60m worth of energy-saving grants were aimed at families on low incomes and if the money was given to Buckingham Palace instead of housing associations or hospitals it could lead to "adverse publicity" for the Queen and the Government.

Queen signs agreement giving government veto over spending - Telegraph

The Queen has signed an agreement which gives the government an effective veto over her spending, it has been disclosed.

In 2006, the Queen was persuaded by the Labour government to acknowledge a “financial memorandum” which officially ceded control to ministers.

Calls for a full review of Queen's accounts - Home News, UK - The Independent

The Queen's accounts must be opened up to a full review after secret papers revealed deals had been done behind closed doors to shore up the Royal Household's finances, campaigners said yesterday.
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The Civil List has remained the same for a long time

I know it's 10 plus years. I bet there are no other government departments who have managed that kind of restraint.
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I know it's 10 plus years. I bet there are no other government departments who have managed that kind of restraint.
Actually the Civil List payments are still at the same level as they were in 1990!
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Queen tried to use state poverty fund to heat Buckingham Palace - Home News, UK - The Independent

The Queen asked ministers for a poverty handout to help heat her palaces but was rebuffed because they feared it would be a public relations disaster, documents disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act reveal.

Royal aides were told that the 60m worth of energy-saving grants were aimed at families on low incomes and if the money was given to Buckingham Palace instead of housing associations or hospitals it could lead to "adverse publicity" for the Queen and the Government.
That is absolutely disgraceful. That's all I can say. Shame!
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It reported Queen made bid for poverty grant

Report: Queen made bid for poverty grant - TODAY People - The Royals - TODAYshow.com

http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-...01009415742369
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That is absolutely disgraceful. That's all I can say. Shame!
Disgraceful on who's part?

The way they have announced this has really annoyed me because all they could say on the news this morning was that "if the Queen was given a poverty grant, there would be outrage" now they announce it, and what do they get?
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If the Queen did ask for a 'poverty' grant then she should be ashamed of herself. She is one of the wealthiest women in the world and far from someone who should be getting a 'poverty' grant.

My respect for her has dropped markedly over this greedy grab for more money.
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There's a piece of information buried in this article that I found interesting:

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A DCMS spokesman explained the reasons behind the request for funding by Buckingham Palace.

He said: "It was initially thought that the royal palaces as publicly maintained buildings might be eligible, but subsequent advice from the Treasury pointed out that the scheme was aimed at schemes serving public sector customers such as local authorities, social housing providers, hospitals, universities, and other public sector buildings such as schools, leisure centres and town halls."
If the grants were aimed at retrofitting facilities such as hospitals, universities, schools, and government administration buildings, it wasn't quite as outrageous for palace officials to suggest that Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle might qualify to receive some of the funds. I'm not sure where the term "poverty grant" comes from. I can't find any use of it to describe the Community Energy program that dates from before this story hit the papers.

It seems that the grants weren't appropriate for projects like what was being done at the royal residences—that's why the application was denied. That doesn't automatically make the application an act of malfeasance, greed, or contempt.
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Add to that this story is approximately 6 years old.

God forbid anyone report the facts correctly. Isn't it the Government's responsiblity to maintain government housing?
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