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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alikado View Post
    Nobody knows the real costs, whenever the cost is mentioned all you ever hear is 'they fetch in millions in tourism etc', a hollow claim. The true costs are hidden away in a myriad of budgets spread over all departments. Tourists would still come to visit London and its 'attractions' just as they visit Paris, Venice & Rome.
    How many come to the UK in the very faint hope of meeting the Queen, or indeed sight of any “Royals”?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Hector View Post
    Does anyone know what the difference is between how much they cost and how much they earn in tourism?
    The Royal Estates turn in a profit in excess of three hundred million a year, Charles income from the Cornwall estates allow him to give his two sons five million each annually. Andrew has a fortune in excess of sixty million.
    And yet we pay them on the civil list, and spend fifty eight million doing up Buck House so that they can make even more money!
    Please be aware that due to visual impairment I will occasionally post typos in error.

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    It is a harmless legacy of history and tradition.

    I do not get this desire to destroy British Heritage.

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    Destroy? No, Trim it back by about 98%, make both them and the church truly apolitical, and make the House of Lords and elected chamber, with no church personnel allowed to sit there and vote on matters of national importance.
    Please be aware that due to visual impairment I will occasionally post typos in error.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DixieRoy View Post
    Destroy? No, Trim it back by about 98%, make both them and the church truly apolitical, and make the House of Lords and elected chamber, with no church personnel allowed to sit there and vote on matters of national importance.
    No problem with that as long as it does not involve murder and pillaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hector View Post
    So it's going to be civvy dress …because disgraced Andy and now media star wannabee Harry can no longer pretend to be military men. …
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hector View Post
    So it's going to be civvy dress at Phil the Greek"s funeral because disgraced Andy and now media star wannabee Harry can no longer pretend to be military men.

    I can"t see Charlie Boy taking enough time off from talking to flowers to make it work when his time comes, and the Commonwealth has had its day.

    Will it be a president or will the PM's family be given duties?


    Pretend?

    Wow you're special.

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    And if I'm not mistaken, Edward only lasted a month or so of basic Marine training ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamble View Post
    No problem with that as long as it does not involve murder and pillaging.
    If you follow the trail back in time I think that most of what they've got came from murder & pillaging none of them have sweated for it, the only one that sweats is Andrew when there's a knock at the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandGroundZero View Post
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    Yes. A picture is indeed worth a thousand words.Superb cosplay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackrock View Post
    And if I'm not mistaken, Edward only lasted a month or so of basic Marine training ?
    Yet he dresses like a superhero.

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    its also the state (government of occupation currently)showing everyone the royals are no longer symbols,and desoveriegntised,from our now dubious services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hector View Post
    Yet he dresses like a superhero.
    And Harry who has seen service gets pilloried.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alikado View Post
    And Harry who has seen service gets pilloried.
    I don't think Harry is being pilloried because of his military service. No-one can deny he has done his bit and did it well. It's his present day attitude and actions that have annoyed people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alikado View Post
    And Harry who has seen service gets pilloried.
    And even though he is now in disgrace, so did Andrew, in the Falklands.
    Just be yourself, no one else is better qualified!!

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