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The Queen Spending More UK Taxpayer Money Than Ever!

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It seems that the Queen's spending has become too big for her publicly supported britches!

Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family cost British taxpayers $1.14 each last year!

Not too bad until you realize the the cost of the family totaled to $68.6 million this year, which increased by $2.48 million from the previous year.

Public funds are used to pay travel expenses, along with the operation and staffing of homes in the royal family, including Buckingham Palace.

Travel costs rose this year as royal family needed to charter commercial aircraft for overseas visits.

We're sure they don't travel light either!!!!

The Queen visited Slovenia and Slovakia last year, while Prince Charles toured countries including Japan and Indonesia.

Also, it cost $661,302 to relaunch the royal family's Web site along with hiring a staff to run it!

We wonder how much the Queen checks the royal email?!

"Very obviously they have no regard for public finances at all. There's no reason why the queen can't be paid a salary and a few million be spent on the staff," said Graham Smith, campaign manager for Republic, an anti-monarchy group.

The accounts showed that cleaning royal homes cost $496,000, food bills ran to $827,209 and garden parties cost a total of $661,302.

Elizabeth receives $13.09 million of public money each year to pay for basics, but she used an extra $9.9 million from a reserve fund.

The Queen will negotiate her budget again in 2010, but if she continues to use money from her reserve fund at the current rate, she'll run out of funds by 2012!

If the people are on a budget, so should the monarch!

[Image via WENN/Photo Pool/Anwar Hussein Collection.]

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83 comments to “The Queen Spending More UK Taxpayer Money Than Ever!”

  1. 1

    It's spelled majesty. Like, majestic? Learn how to spell, Perez.

  2. 2

    jeeze, funny brits

  3. 3

    Mario thought he was spelling Madonna's nickname.

  4. 4

    Stop bitching at the British QUEEN for fucks sake.

  5. 5

    Stupid bitch. Spends taxpayers money and never did anything for anyone else in her life.

  6. 6

    Aww. Barely making 30 comments on any given thread?

    You know, lil pee pee…. you should be careful who you pick on. Especially… oh nevermind, you already got a black eye over that one. Pardon the pun. All the blogs say you're toast. Milque Toast.

    /Ghost of Carrie Prejean!!!! Beststastartstabe movin on out of LA. But hey, it was fun while it lasted, huh?

  7. 7

    fuck off you douche. people in England love the Queen.

    it works out at £0.60p per person per year to pay for the Royal family - we're happt to pay it (mind you I do think Prince Andrew is bit of a freeloading waster)

    yet again you've judged this one wrong

    I'm greatly anticipating your demise, lol

  8. 8

    Uhh.. You wanna talk about your boy Obama and his spending there, lil pee pee?

    I thought not.

  9. 9

    "Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family cost British taxpayers $1.14 each last year!"
    1.14???? she cost everyone a dollar 14 wow she's expensive….

  10. 10

    I SAY KEEP THE ROYALS!!!!!!!!!!

  11. 11


  12. amyMN says – reply to this


    I feel so bad for British people that have no choice to pay for these lifestyles for what? Just having royal blood…ppllleeaazzeeee.. People in England live poor as it is and they have to pay for royalty to well live like it! That stinks, I feel for them.

  13. 13

    As if your rants of last week weren't embarrassing enough Perez, you're now embarrassingly out of your depth here and simply haven't a clue what you’re talking about. The Royal Family and the business/tourism they generate are of net benefit to the UK. Very few of them receive any public money beyond expenses incurred in carrying out official duties (i.e. working for their country). And, had you ever met any of them, you’d know that they’re actually quite down to earth, realise the privilege and obligations they hold, work damn hard for their country and if Andy, Anne, Charles and Harry are anything to go by have sharp, self-depreciating senses of humour.

    Stick to commenting on your own juvenile culture – it’s clearly more at your own juvenile level of understanding.

  14. 14

    Re: vengance – hahaha a dollar a prost*****e is more expensier

  15. 15

    I would totally give a dollar(about what each british person pays) each year if we could have a royal family. It's nice. There's a bit of pageantry and a tie to history that we don't have in the US.

  16. 16

    yeah but double that figure for how much money the queen brings into our economy through tourism which we wouldnt have without her. and amymn are you kidding??? i didnt notice we were in a third world country!?! our expendible income is probably around the same as americas. any way that number is insignificant compared to how much we pay for the nhs etc.

  17. 17

    Yeah, but how much $$$ does the royal family bring in to the country via tourism? A lot more than that, so the peasants should STFU.

  18. 18

    If they want to take away the money that they are spending, I think that the royal family should take back all of their land/business that they have "given" to the UK and no longer allow tours, etc to their castles. The UK wouldn't have much money left after that. If you actually looked at the numbers, the royal family is a money maker for the UK.

  19. 19

    Leave our royals alone Mario! They are everyones family-we can say what we like about them-but no-one else can!

  20. 20

    i love the royal family! maybe its coz im a history geek i know how much they are a part of british history and how important they are! considering how much money they bring in to the economy and make for charities, and also how much joy a royal visit brings to local communities i think they are great value!!

  21. 21

    Re: amyMN – You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. People in England live poor? You really should get out more.

  22. 22

    You know Perez…everytime my friends and I speak of you…we laugh our asses off…you know your such a small minded joke. SHAME, SHAME SHAME

  23. 23

    Re: ms_meow – lol. you're right.

  24. 24

    I love the royal family! And I'm not even from Britain! They definitely make way more then that off of tourists going to see them.

  25. 25

    this pisses me off SO MUCH!!!

  26. 26

    Shut up Perez, you live in AMERICA not ENGLAND. So who are you to slag off our Royal family. If we're upset about something then WE will let them know.

  27. 27

    Re: amyMN – well people in the uk are not 'poor' overall, as with any developed country there are a select few below the poverty line but we have a decent social security system unlike the us. p.s. the uk is england, northern ireland, scotland and wales, so it is not just england funding her lifestyle

  28. Bytch says – reply to this


    The U.S. occupation in Iraq has so far cost $682,581,590,163 and has brought the onslaught of this recession, and YOU are bitching about the British? LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  29. 29

    Man, $1.14. The British monarchy's spending sounds pretty good compared to our government.

  30. 30

    That is not crushed velvet, it's just velvet.

  31. 31


  32. 32

    Hate her!

  33. 33

    You are such a knob - if you bothered to research why the overall figure has gone up it is to pay for the upkeep of "her" palaces. You say that they are hers but they actually belong to the state - i.e British citizens you fucking moron! As our head of state she travels to promote UK interests overseas, which she does well. Please also bear in mind that the money does not just fund her but the whole royal family. She also pays tax on her interests and does not bank any money from the tax payer. YOU ARE SUCH A PRICK! Comment on our Queen you ignorant fuck - you have no say in our matters - if you ever come to the UK I will spit at your pig face and smack you more than WILL.I.AM you prat.

  34. 34

    Asshole, that cape has been around longer than your limp dick. It it straight like your boyfriends dick in your ass.

  35. 35

    It's ok - the country reaps so much more back from the tourists who swarm over London - and England, coming to look at our palaces and lovely historic buildings.

    She, and her family, brings in a LOT more than she takes, believe me.

  36. 36

    The fact that anyone has respect for a "royal" is beyond me. They didn't do anything to be who there are. They were born into that position. They didn't earn it. They are no better than anyone else in this world.

  37. 37

    Bugger off and leave my Queen alone you loser.

  38. 38

    Tourism is the 6th largest industry in the UK, contributing £76 billion to the economy. It employs 1,800,000 full-time equivalent people — 6.1% of the working population (2002 figures).[1] The largest centre for tourism is London, which attracts millions of international tourists every year.

    Is THIS news? The royal family pull in BILLIONS for their economy. It was the only reason I've been there 4 times. Seeing the palaces, changing of the guard, Crown Jewels etc, was thrilling. This history would be severely dimished without the living link they provide. Not to mention, just about EVERY world leader wants an invitation to Buckingham Palace. The PR and goodwill alone the Queen provides is more than worth the expense. And how do YOU justify what their budget should be?

  39. 39

    Get it right Perez.

    She has been paying tax on a voluntary basis since 1992. Not only that, the Royal lands (which she owns) are worth over £7.3 billion and generate about £211 million a year which is handed back to the Government as payment in return for the estimated £40 million per year cost of running the monarchy.

    This makes your comments look incredibly stupid. When will dumb yanks ever learn to stay in their own backyard.

  40. 40

    Fuck off, they're OUR royal family. You have no right to even comment on them, get some fucking respect.

  41. 41

    It's weird how the garden parties cost exactly the same as the web site…makes me question the source.

  42. 42

    disgusting parasites

  43. 43

    Let them eat cake!

  44. 44

    Big deal!!!!!!!!!

    That is less than the cost of large Coke! And the royal family more than makes up for it in what they bring in from tourist revenure to the country! She deserves more for all the dignity and service she has shown! Thise Britss hould behave more like her!

  45. 45

    Re: justbecuz – She may have have been born into it but she still works her royal behind off!!!!!!!!!!

  46. 46

    Why are you half wits worried about the Queen when your Messiah Hussein Dumbama is soaking the tax payers of this country for thousands of dollars each! Just look at his dumbass trip to Manhattan to take his butt ugly wife out for dinner and show. All at YOUR expense. Stupid libitards clap like happy seals when Messiah screws them without lube. Libitards are such idiots!

  47. 47

    Re: media_lush – I'm American and have been to the UK many times. I love it there and would move there in a second! I love the whole Royal family :)

  48. 48

    The Queen brings in a Lot more Money to the British Economy than that!!

  49. 49

    Dear Perez, I am not english. But you should come to London or UK and check it yourself. The Queen is worth more than just $1.14/ person.

    Do you know how many people work for the Queen? How is she going to pay them if not taking the money from the British tax payers?

    So looked at the positive side, not to be so drama queen.

  50. 50

    I think you seem forget the other side of this issue… The British people have a different perspective to this than we do. In America, we think its outrageous, but, if you talk to a lot of British Citizens they don't mind paying $1.14 each every tax year for her upkeep. Of course she should try to budget better, but a lot of the traveling expenses promote peace and assist with Charity work. Its not just so her Majesty can vacation in Spain…

  51. 51

    poopez - sad, sad, sad

    when you start censoring posts here (you didn't post my last one) because you don't like what they say then you've reached a level of patheticness beyond your self-satisfied hypocrisy

    how fickin' lame you are right now!

  52. 52

    Perez, honestly sometimes it good to keep your mouth shut. Not to comment everything.
    Remember 'Silent is golden'

    Really none of your business to care about how british would like to spend their money, in fact you should care more about your own country

  53. 53

    Everybody knows how well off royals live when compared with "ordinary" people. However, I always thought the money they spent was their own that belonged to their family or whatever. I didn't know that the poor people they lord over get to live in poverty while paying for the rich people to live so much better. If that's the case, I'm surprised they haven't yet been lynched!

  54. 54

    Get over yourself, Your Majesty……Old Monarchy shit, I don't get it. Proud to be an American!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  55. 55

    At least they're honest about their spending unlike our worthless American politicians. The amount of jobs that the British monarch creates and the amzing collection of art and CULTURE that they protect is priceless! Pull you head out of your ass and actually try to put some thought into your posts.

  56. 56

    Uhm.. she's the QUEEN. She'll do what she pleases thank you.

  57. 57

    that's NOT even CRUSHED VELVET Thats regular velvet.

    Why hasn't anyone posted that?

  58. 58

    I don't live in England, but my dad is british. And the cost of these things are ridiculous! There are people on the streets who are dying because they have no food to eat. Wtf kind of food do they eat for almost a million dollars, what do they do at garden parties for over half a million? The price of the website is ridiculous. This whole list is ridiculous!

  59. 59

    "Proud to be an American!!!!!!!!!!!!! "

    Of course you are southernbellela. Perhaps YOU can tell me why you all pretend to be Canadian when you travel overseas? I've asked other Americans and they just grin sheepishly at me.

  60. 60

    and what do u think obama is doing with our money paying for bums and crack heads to have more babys

  61. 61

    I'd love to visit Slovakia. It looks beautiful. Eli Roth really knows how to pick places.

  62. 62

    I applied to work as the queen's official mail-checker at Buckingham Palace last year when I lived in England…and the job only paid 18,000 pounds a year!!!!! Clearly the staff isn't using up all the budget!

  63. 63

    i think something that is thousands of years old should adjust with the times….however, it should not be a big surprise that the royalty spends a lot of money….you pay them UK…make a way to still pay them with making money for you….taking money from them will never happen..make it happen in your favor…get to work

  64. 64

    The price of pretty much everything went up A LOT this past year. My groceries alone went up by nearly 30%.
    Maybe if you American's hadn't started this damn recession things wouldn't cost so much these days!

  65. 65

    shout out for Slovakia!

  66. 66

    What a prick it a small price to pay just over 1p a week.
    Until it comes out your pocket you have no say so shut the fuck up. Of course cost go up every year just the same as everything else.

  67. 67

    Glad you brought this up perez cos i think it's a fucking piss take, what the fuck is her purpose in this country I mean what the fuck does she do all day while the rest of us are working hard paying for her she's a twatt hate her so much and the rest of them stuck up toff's

  68. 68

    'royal family cost British taxpayers $1.14 each last year!'

    That's not so bad then!

  69. 69

    How dare you complain about MY royal family, as an American you have no say Perez so shut up.
    And for all those ignorant fools below who have commented 'what is the point of the royal family?!" The Queen and the Royal family bring in millions every year in tourism as they are the biggest attractions MY country has to offer.

    She's the most famous monarch in the world, and by the way Perez…
    Don't you dare call her 'Elizabeth', that's Her Royal Highness to you.

  70. 70

    We Brits reallt don't mind paying 60p a year to have a royal family. How much do you think your president costs you?

  71. 71

    i saw the queen yesterday. she drove past my work. randomness, worth a $1.14

  72. 72


  73. 73

    It's OK as long as the cash doesn't go to purchase TAMPONS for Camilla!

  74. 74

    Don't get me started about this fucking old parasite!!

  75. 75


  76. 76

    While I disagree with Perez since the money brought into the country by the royal family far outweighs the cost, I do have to answer the numerous posts like this:

    "How dare you complain about MY royal family, as an American you have no say Perez so shut up."

    As soon as you Brits constantly bashing/bitching/insulting our Presidents swallow a cock and shut the everloving fuck up, we'll stop talking about your royal family and poor dental hygene. Until such time, the bitch is fair game.

  77. Delsy says – reply to this


    k i am happy to pay 6p a year??

  78. 78

    One thing is sure for the brits…they LOVE the royal family and will defend them at all costs.

  79. 79

    Allllll that money could be used for something more worthwhile - like buying some damn toothbrushes and toothpaste!! Sorry Brits, but you folks have some nasty ass teeth! Stop drinking so much damn black tea, put flouride in your water systems and visit a dentist more than once a lifetime!!!

  80. 80

    Re: Snickers – haha you'er name is snickers, how fitting! I'd rather come from a country with "bad teeth" (majority don't by the way, you're just ignorant) then come from a country full of morbidly obese chunkers. Put down the "candy" bar you fat fuck.

    Perez - this is a load of shite, don't comment on our queen.

  81. 81

    ugh…srry but all THAT looks like trash not royalty..

  82. 82

    Why the fuck have you quoted the costs in US dollars? The Royal family have not cost us Brits any US dollars at all, you stupid wanker.

    Also, the Windsors create millions of POUNDS of revenue for Britain every year, many many times more than they cost us in taxes.

  83. 83

    Re: Stylish Kid – Well said.