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post Oct 12 2018, 09:40 AM
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That Wedding:

Disgraceful that TV Police (TV Taxpayers) facing costs estimated at £4m to indulge the
arrogant Prince Andrew's offspring.
Most definitely come out of his fortune not from public purse.
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post Oct 12 2018, 10:59 AM
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Basically benefit scroungers without the track suits.
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post Oct 15 2018, 06:39 PM
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And continuing to breed I see.
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post Oct 15 2018, 07:46 PM
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You are an ungrateful lot. Costs a lot of dosh playing golf with those nice chaps from the middle east and when ones daughter suddenly decides to get hitched in granny's back yard it throws a few spanners in the old cash flow conundrum.
What's the point in being a member of royalty if you can't indulge in the odd perk.


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post Oct 15 2018, 10:05 PM
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QUOTE (je suis Charlie @ Oct 15 2018, 07:39 PM) *
And continuing to breed I see.



Most couples do, so no surprise.

A few bob will be brought to the UK as a result in due course.


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post Oct 15 2018, 10:08 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Oct 12 2018, 11:59 AM) *
Basically benefit scroungers without the track suits.



If I recall, he wore a military uniform and flew helicopters protecting British ships in 1982.


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post Oct 16 2018, 08:22 AM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Oct 15 2018, 11:08 PM) *
If I recall, he wore a military uniform and flew helicopters protecting British ships in 1982.

So what? I am sure he got paid for it. That was a long time ago, and I wasn't being specific about him, I would throw them all into that grouping. Now I am a republican, and think they are completely unnecessary. However, I will say that if you are going to have a royal family, ours is a pretty good one.
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post Oct 16 2018, 08:23 AM
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QUOTE (x2lls @ Oct 15 2018, 11:05 PM) *
Most couples do, so no surprise.

A few bob will be brought to the UK as a result in due course.

Will it? How does that work then?
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post Oct 16 2018, 06:46 PM
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Foreign tourists don't come here to see the Royal family anymore than we go to Sweden to see theirs.
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post Oct 16 2018, 09:03 PM
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QUOTE (The Hatter @ Oct 16 2018, 07:46 PM) *
Foreign tourists don't come here to see the Royal family anymore than we go to Sweden to see theirs.

VisitBritain reckons that tourism linked to royal residences such as Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle adds up to 2.7 million visitors a year.

And a consultancy called Brand Finance estimated in 2017 that the monarchy’s annual contribution to the UK economy to be around £1.8bn a year, drawing in an additional £550m of tourism revenues a year, and an increase in trade, from the Royal Family acting as ambassadors, supposedly worth £150m a year.


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post Oct 17 2018, 06:32 AM
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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Oct 16 2018, 10:03 PM) *
VisitBritain reckons that tourism linked to royal residences such as Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle adds up to 2.7 million visitors a year.

And a consultancy called Brand Finance estimated in 2017 that the monarchy’s annual contribution to the UK economy to be around £1.8bn a year, drawing in an additional £550m of tourism revenues a year, and an increase in trade, from the Royal Family acting as ambassadors, supposedly worth £150m a year.

I reckon if we kicked the royals out of Buck House, Windsor Castle et al. and opened 'em up to tourists we'd get a lot more revenue from 'em. I call that "win, win"!
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post Oct 17 2018, 06:43 AM
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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Oct 16 2018, 10:03 PM) *
VisitBritain reckons that tourism linked to royal residences such as Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle adds up to 2.7 million visitors a year.

And a consultancy called Brand Finance estimated in 2017 that the monarchy’s annual contribution to the UK economy to be around £1.8bn a year, drawing in an additional £550m of tourism revenues a year, and an increase in trade, from the Royal Family acting as ambassadors, supposedly worth £150m a year.


The truth is that they came to see the historic buildings and the history. Just as the Russians found, the draw is the Hermitage, not the Czar. A lesson for us wink.gif
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post Oct 17 2018, 07:52 AM
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It's very hard to work out if they are an asset or not but for every report that suggests they are, there is one that says there isn't.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/t...y-10491277.html
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post Oct 17 2018, 08:08 AM
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QUOTE (The Hatter @ Oct 16 2018, 07:46 PM) *
Foreign tourists don't come here to see the Royal family anymore than we go to Sweden to see theirs.

I think they do?
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post Oct 17 2018, 08:19 AM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Oct 17 2018, 09:08 AM) *
I think they do?

They're not generally very accessible so I don't think you can! You might get as glimpse if there is a big royal event but it's not like you can pop over and have tea with them!
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post Oct 17 2018, 06:49 PM
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QUOTE (newres @ Oct 17 2018, 07:32 AM) *
I reckon if we kicked the royals out of Buck House, Windsor Castle et al. and opened 'em up to tourists we'd get a lot more revenue from 'em. I call that "win, win"!

Except of course they are both already open to tourism. See what I did there? called using fact not biased opinion.


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post Oct 17 2018, 06:50 PM
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QUOTE (Strafin @ Oct 17 2018, 08:52 AM) *
It's very hard to work out if they are an asset or not but for every report that suggests they are, there is one that says there isn't.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/t...y-10491277.html

But there is no doubt that the older generation of Royals are extremely hard working.


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post Oct 17 2018, 07:20 PM
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QUOTE (Turin Machine @ Oct 17 2018, 07:49 PM) *
Except of course they are both already open to tourism. See what I did there? called using fact not biased opinion.

Not readily. Certainly not the living quarters.
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post Oct 17 2018, 10:49 PM
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QUOTE (newres @ Oct 17 2018, 08:20 PM) *
Not readily. Certainly not the living quarters.



That's not a problem, that is a right of privacy.

What do you want to do? hand her majesty the toilet roll? tongue.gif


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post Oct 17 2018, 11:41 PM
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QUOTE (newres @ Oct 17 2018, 08:20 PM) *
Not readily. Certainly not the living quarters.

Ah, pretty readily, walk up, stump up a few quid and walk in. Or is the too difficult for you?


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