The Queen’s new Diamond Jubilee State Coach will be used for the first time today at the State Opening of Parliament, it is only the second new Royal Carriage to be built in a century. What makes this one so special however is that it contains relics of key moments and incidents from more than […]

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This is an update to the previous blog post ‘The true cost of the Royal Family explained..‘ because since then the Coalition Government has introduced the Sovereign Grant which has some significant changes to the Royal finances.  The United Kingdom is in a ‘Diamond’ era of Royal popularity, since the Royal Wedding & Diamond Jubilee all […]

My blog post The True Cost Of The Royal Family Explained appears to be getting a lot of attention today, probably because of the news of Kate Middleton going into labour. So i thought i would reiterate an important point in that blog post and generally something that is quite interesting, the cost of the British Royal Family in comparison […]

Back in April of this year i wrote about the Royal Families new financial arrangements and the history of how our Monarch’s have been funded in the past (please see here: However today it has been reported that the ‘Royal budget’ shall we call it will increase by 5% next year, up from £36.1 million this […]

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As she says farewell to the Civil List, the Queen has been an acute accountant. The biggest financial blunder in royal history was made by George III when he came to the throne in 1760. Because his grandfather, George II, hadn’t managed to pay for civil government, as he was obliged to, the new king […]

The Queen has received a £5 million rise in funds she receives from the taxpayer to carry out her official duties. The Sovereign Grant, which covers the running costs of the Queen’s Household, replaces the Civil List and is up 16 per cent on 2012. It has been set at £36.1 million for the 2013/14 financial […]