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Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 1:22pm
by mercalia
Oldjohnw wrote:
mercalia wrote:Meghan for President? Then let the yanks support them & pay for their security?


Is she Canadian? Genuine question.


I thought she just lived there for 7 years when she was a star?

if not then Mehan for PM - replace Trudeau is it? Then Canada have its own king and queen?

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 1:23pm
by Oldjohnw
mercalia wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
mercalia wrote:Meghan for President? Then let the yanks support them & pay for their security?


Is she Canadian? Genuine question.


I thought she just lived there for 7 years when she was a star?


Yes: I've just looked it up. She was born in the US.

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 2:16pm
by pete75
Mike Sales wrote:
Oldjohnw wrote:
pete75 wrote:
Is that the same Morgan who published faked photos claiming to show Lancashire Regiment soldiers abusing Iraqi prisoners?


Same one.


Those photos were faked, but abuse did happen.


What's your point? Some abuse happened but it doesn't excuse publishing faked photos purporting to show abuse which didn't happen.

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 2:41pm
by dim
https://www.newsweek.com/prince-harry-meghan-markle-still-take-income-royal-family-1481214?piano_t=1

snip:
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will still take 95 per cent of their income from the Royal Family, it has emerged—after claiming they will work to become "financially independent."

In a statement posted on social media on Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed they intend to "step back" from the role as "senior" members of the Royal Family following an extended break from royal duties over the festive period.

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 2:47pm
by pete75
dim wrote:https://www.newsweek.com/prince-harry-meghan-markle-still-take-income-royal-family-1481214?piano_t=1

snip:
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will still take 95 per cent of their income from the Royal Family, it has emerged—after claiming they will work to become "financially independent."

In a statement posted on social media on Wednesday, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex revealed they intend to "step back" from the role as "senior" members of the Royal Family following an extended break from royal duties over the festive period.


They said they will work to become financially independent not that they are currently so.

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 4:39pm
by Tangled Metal
That's 95%from daddy's estate. There will have to be transition from current role and activity to whatever they move into for themselves. Alongside that a transition from 5% direct funding too. As to the 95% from Daddy that's up to them I suppose. It's not like he'll miss it.

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 4:45pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
When Charlie became price of wales he was given the duchy which netted 2 mil, today its over 20.
He is in the press all the time in SWest over mismanagement of estates.
Camilla is said to cost over 300G a year in clothes and hair do's.

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 5:21pm
by NATURAL ANKLING
Hi,
Oh well :)
https://www.independent.co.uk/life-styl ... edium=Feed
"Waxworks of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been removed from the royal family display at Madame Tussauds London."

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 5:26pm
by mercalia
They could always star in a sitcom? Suggest any names?

The Prince and the Commoner
Life with Harry
The Odd Couple (revisited)
I Married a Prince ( compare I married a witch - good old film? )
The Duchess of Pennsylvannia Avenue ( or wherever they put down their roots)
Fun with Meghan & Harry

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 10:33pm
by mercalia
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Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 9 Jan 2020, 10:51pm
by windmiller
They may perceive that they are wokeing back to happiness. I almost feel sorry for Harry, of all the hidious Royals, he appears to be the most down to earth.
On a more positive note this act of rebellion will only accelerate the demise of the Monarchy and spawn a long overdue Republic or even Republics of these Islands.

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 7:25am
by Ben@Forest
What we don't know (not sure if this information is available or not) is how much of the £2.3 million they get each year goes into running their Royal duties. He or they can't expect to keep it if they're not doing them. They live in a 'cottage' which is actually a substantial house rent-free, through public opinion that would have to change.

I'm not sure they've really worked out the long term financial implications, Meghan could go back to acting, Harry could be paid to run his charities, but unless she consistently picks up hugely well paid roles its not what they currently get. I think an element of cake, wanting and eating may have influenced tbeir thinking.

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 8:00am
by francovendee
661-Pete wrote:High time we abolished the monarchy once and for all. Without kings and queens there wouldn't be any of this trouble. How many Press hacks hound the immediate family of the presidents of Ireland, Germany, Italy, etc. etc.? Can't speak for that idiotic guy across the Pond, but then he hardly functions as a Prezzie.....

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Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 8:00am
by Oldjohnw
If you look on their website (Sussex Royal) you'll find they will continue to get the 95% from the Duchy of Cornwall which is not from the State. They will surrender the 5% they get from the Sovereign Grant. In turn they get to choose - and finance - which duties they do.

The Queen gives the Treasury the entire income from the Crown Estates and gets about 15-25% back as the Sovereign Grant.

I assume that if the FCO sends them to do something the government picks up the tab.

Re: New Royals Going It Alone

Posted: 10 Jan 2020, 8:10am
by francovendee
What is never revealed is the cost of their security.
This will continue and I'd guess a considerable sum.
The Royals don't have a great record of living by their own efforts so if we don't support them Queenie will have to.