Lincsbear saidShe has to meet and greet all those horrible prime minsters and presidents from the world`s dictatorships and make small talk.....before we sell them lots of arms.
Still, she`s had plenty of practice so far!
Also something many do not know. The Queen in fact pays her own way, out of the cash the Government Gives the Royal family is out of Crown land that the Government now holds and receives the revenue from, and the pay the crown their Civil list out of those said funds.
we will send her the bill then for the security and nuisance of her offspring "gracing us" with his honeymoon.
She contributes nothing to her costs when she imposes her presence upon us - and we are all required to fawn over her because she in the most recent decendant of the bandit du siècle 600 years ago.
Our "crown" can be virtual and needs no foreigner pretending any claim of ridiculous "sovereignty."
She is a (not very nice) old rich lady whose idea of fun is shooting animals for mere sport.
Had her uncle had not been a horny goat who thought Hitler had the right idea, she would be another obscure not very rich holdover of an inbred aristocracy selling old jewelry and giving guided tours of her crumbling home.) and he would have been "by Divine Right" so exalted.
I understand why Britain might want to keep monarchy as a quaint remnant of their feudalpast but it is totally unnecessary elsewhere.
Let the royal family be citizens of the countries of their choice and pay taxes, including property taxes.