June 30, 2014
The Royal Family Isn't Worth Tuppence
Catherine Bennett, The Observer
The Associated Press
In a further attempt to finesse its escalating cost, to which the refurbishment of a 20-room apartment for the benefit of an unemployed young family of three made a dramatic contribution, the royal household resorted to its traditional trick for trivialising extravagance: advertising the footling sum that the individual subject notionally pays for, among other things, Prince William's two kitchens, Prince Charles's 2.5 valets and Prince Andrew's numberless recliners with built-in massage function. What kind of ungracious skinflint makes a fuss about 56 pence a year?
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