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Old 05-19-2018, 03:52 AM
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The policing costs are not insignificant according to the independent

They should be reduced to ceremonial status only, all the bollox involving parliament is outdated and a sham.. embarrassing

I resent the tv licence fee being spunked on coverage too

As for the finances, didn't charles join the Cameron's et Al in evading tax? They are all bent as fook and I'd only tune in to their executions tbh.

No surprise he is marrying a yank, the dosey fecks suck this shit up
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Heinz '57 View Post
Wilkinson in Solingen I presume.
Home territory for me, Born in S.-Ohligs and raised in S.-Mitte for a few years.
Military accoutrements probably accouny for a big chunk.
Can we all have a cavalry escort for our children's weddings as we pay for them?
wilkinson sword, yes, but the sword factory was in Acton.
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:00 AM
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Whoever paid for this upper class sham the numbers are still obscene in these times of austerity, the only moral thing they could have done is had a quiet registry office do and given the rest to the homeless, especially the ones who had their shelter bud nicked because "they" didn't want it in Windsor.

Backs to the wall and bullets in the head for the sponging lot of them.
LG excuse me! "Not true, they have private wealth (which is what's being used to pay for the wedding)" Just where did they build that wealth from in the first place?
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Old 05-19-2018, 08:12 AM
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Now then in the Netherlands, and this seems reasonable. (Just about).

Remuneration and privileges.


Stipend.

Article 40 of the constitution states that the monarch is to receive an annual stipend from the kingdom (in other words wages, except that it cannot be called that since the monarch is not employed by the country but rather the other way around). The exact rules surrounding these stipends are to be determined by law, as is the list of members of the royal house who also receive them.

Under current Dutch law the monarch receives an annual stipend which is part of the annual budget, as do the heir-apparent, the consort of the monarch and the consort of the heir-apparent. The monarch receives this stipend constitutionally, the others because they are not allowed to work for anybody due to their positions. For example, the recipients of royal stipends in 2009 were queen Beatrix (€813,000), Prince Willem Alexandra (the heir-apparent; €241,000) and Princess Maxima (wife of Prince Willem-Alexander; €241,000)).For 2017 the stipends were; for the King €888,000, for Queen Maxima €352,000 and for Princess Beatrix (former Queen) €502,000. These personal stipends are in addition to an allowance for each of those named to meet official expenditure, these were set at €4.6million for the King, €606,000 for Queen Maxima and just over €1million for Princess Beatrix.

This stipend is linked to the development of the wages of Dutch civil servents. At the beginning of 2009 there was some upset in the parliament about the cost of the royal house and the lack of insight into the structure of those costs. At the insistence of the parliament the development of the stipends of the royal house members was then linked to the development of the salaries of the Dutch civil servants. During 2009 it was agreed collectively that the civil servants would receive a pay increase of 1%. In September 2009, at the first budget debate in parliament during the economic crisis, it was pointed out to the parliament that their earlier decision meant that the stipend to the queen would now also increase. This in turn was reason for the parliament to be displeased again.Royal privileges.

Royal Standard
Under the constitution, royal house members receiving a stipend are exempt from income tax over that stipend. They are also exempt from all personal taxes over assets and possessions that they use or need in the execution of their functions for the kingdom. The monarch and the heir-apparent are exempt from inheritance tax on inheritances received from members of the royal house.

The monarch has the use of Huis bosch as a residence and Noordeinde Palace as a work palace. In addition the Royal Palace of Amsterdam is also at the disposal of the monarch (although it is only used for state visits and is open to the public when not in use for that purpose), as is Soestdijk Palace (which is open to the public and not in official use at all at this time).

The monarch has the use of an airplane and a train for state visits (although the airplane is not exclusively reserved for the monarch anymore and the train spends most of its time on display at the Dutch Railway Museum). The monarch also has a small fleet of cars available, on which he may display the royal standard.

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Old 05-19-2018, 09:14 AM
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Watching the news talking to the loonies outside, what a bit a bunch, sure something newsworthy will be on at some point.
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Old 05-19-2018, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by richmc View Post
LG excuse me! "Not true, they have private wealth (which is what's being used to pay for the wedding)" Just where did they build that wealth from in the first place?
I've already answered this. 1066.
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Amazing how many people enjoyed this event
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Old 05-19-2018, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by lovegroova View Post
I've already answered this. 1066.
So how did this bunch of German inbreeds get their hands on it? 1066 I think you'll find that was the French......
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:28 AM
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So how did this bunch of German inbreeds get their hands on it? 1066 I think you'll find that was the French......
Try a history book. It's all very well documented.
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Old 05-20-2018, 12:29 AM
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Amazing how many people enjoyed this event
Yes, thousands in the streets in Windsor, lots of people all over the country having street parties. Presumably they were all very happy with a tiny proportion of their taxes paying for it.
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