In Reply to: All in it together ? posted by In other news on May 28, 2015 at 19:02:35:
you forget that the millions of people flock to Britain on account of their royalty here are facts from Channel 4 recent profile
The Crown Estate comprises some of the land that was historically the private property of the monarch, including the Windsor estate, various prime locations in central London and almost all of the UKís seabed.
In 1760 George III began a tradition of surrendering income from the estate to the Treasury in exchange for the Civil List payment. At the time that was a good deal for George, as he had been paying the salaries of judges, ambassadors and civil servants from Crown Estate money and was struggling to make ends meet.
Now the arrangement looks like a bargain for the taxpayer. The Crown Estates brought in £230.9m to the Treasury last year and Queen only received £32.1m from the state, so on the face of it thereís a huge net gain for the taxpayer. Thatís one reason why monarchists claim that the royal family pays for itself.