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Should the public stop funding the royal family?

This poll is over 2 years old
 

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?

Should we stop funding the royals?

No
37
Yes
122
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ian j
over 2 years ago
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.
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clare lai
over 2 years ago
The main senior royals should still be funded but not so many as currently