Should the public stop funding the royal family?

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They’re calling it Megxit – the announcement by Harry and Meghan that they will step back from their roles as senior royals and work to become financially independent, giving up their share of the sovereign grant. At least £82m is paid to the Royals via this fund and while pro- royalists argue the royal family bring in many times this amount in tourism, critics hotly dispute it. Prince Charles’s Duchy of Cornwall, which has an annual income of £1.8bn, funds the vast bulk of Harry and Meghan’s income which critics argue is actually public money too. With Prince Andrew’s behaviour bringing into question both the legitimacy of the royal family as well as the way public cash is used, is it time the royal family became financially self-sufficient?

10th January 2020 by Robert Armour 2 Comments

Should we stop funding the royals?

Poll results (total votes: 112)

Should we stop funding the royals?
Answer:
No
Votes:
31
Ratio:
27.68%
Answer:
Yes
Votes:
81
Ratio:
72.32%

10th January 2020 by ian j

As long as we 'employ' the Royals to attend/make formal openings, etc. then they should be funded. If their presence is no longer desired then that is another matter.

12th January 2020 by clare lai

The main senior royals should still be funded but not so many as currently