Monday, April 18, 2011

More bills for the tax-Payer??

I can't wait to watch the royal wedding and finally see what the future commoner turned princess's dress looks like. I'm a big fan of weddings - yes i love the free food, the champagne and quaint party fact the whole SHA-BANG of the social event. But I also absolutely love waiting for that moment when I see the bride walk out in a dress that I can 'Ooo' and 'Aahh' about and later give my own version of 'fashion police' to.

One things been on my mind though, since the announcement of the Royal wedding, the guest list and the order of ceremonies going to take place;where is all the money coming from to pay for this big, star/royalty studded ceremony? I'm a little out-dated on my history (Mr. Dodoo one of my European history teachers will not be too pleased that i forgot all that information so quickly), but  I believe most of the English monarchs/royalties made most of their wealth off art work,jewellery, land and a number of properties and assets -wish I knew specifically what assets- Apparently from a website I just accessed on what Britain's monarch's are worth ( the royals began to pay income tax out of their own personal incomes since 1993 to avoid cut throat death duties which are often left to their families to settle after their demise.

Now I wonder, who's paying these 'incomes' to the royals which pays for the upkeep of their mansions, castles and palaces, their food and clothing, basic amenities and of course their internal and external travel trips for both royal and personal agendas and most importantly at the moment, the up-coming royal wedding?

Is the tax-payer paying for that with every swipe of their credit and visa cards? Is Britain genuinely excited about all the pomp and panache associated with this wedding or secretly grumbling on the inside whilst putting on a happy facade about the up-coming wedding?

I wish I could take a poll and find out, or better yet if I could take a stroll around the streets of London casually asking anyone who would talk to me despite the biting cold, on what their thoughts and feelings truly are.

Don't get me wrong, I am still psyched about the up coming wedding despite my inhibitions (yes I won't deny that I can be super girlie when I want to) I want to see who wore whom and especially whose dress the future princess finally wore and if it packs the punch it's anticipated to pack, considering all the secrecy which has shrouded it since the royal engagement was announced.
Oh by the way, if any one has any answers to any of my questions please, please don't hesitate to educate me because I have a compelling need to know.

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