HER MAJ gets £7.9 million a year by the state to do her job.
A lot of this money is spent on paying her staff’s wages at her various palaces and offices. £350,000 of this is paid to her husband as an annual salary for doing his essential work of walking around, shaking hands, and making racist jokes.
If you times it up for the last 60-years it’s quite a bundle…
Especially considering she is minted (ahem, sorry) anyway…her personal fortune is £1.9 billion…give or take a quid…
The state also gives the queen about £30 million a year (through two ‘gifts in aid’) to pay for the maintenance of her palaces and to cover her travel expenses, just to make sure that she doesn’t have to dip into her own pockets for such things.
Furthermore the state spends an estimated £100 million a year on policing and security for the Queen and the royal family.
On top of all these payments, the state also pays for the expenses of Prince Charles, Prince Andrew and other royals in their various official capacities. Prince Andrew also holds a separate position as a trade envoy for the UK.
In 2011 he spent £620,000 of taxpayer’s money in this capacity.
Princes William (28) and Harry (26) already have personal fortunes of £43 million each. They will in future inherit the incomes of the Duchies of Lancaster and Cornwall, etc.
I think France had the right idea…