The british tax payer earns 160MM of profit from the royal family; in effect every monarch agrees to voluntarily hand over their estate to parliament (worth 200MM) and then parliament gives them an allowance back on their owned land (40MM). This doesn't include whatever proportion of tourism is stipulated by the presence of the monarchy; never mind the charity work the royals do.Originally Posted by YWIR
I'm absurd, because I am both pro-scottish independence and pro-monarchy. Can't beat the statistics.
I have to love the fallacy mainly foreigners hold regarding the true profit the monarch earns the UK.
[YOUTUBE="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhyYgnhhKFw&feature=player_embedded"]The True Cost of the Royal Family Explained[/YOUTUBE]
It should be noted that the latest take on 'direct Monarchy tourism earnings' was 500MM from using 'monarch based facilities/activities'.