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Post by Rozel on Wed Aug 13, 2014 4:32 pm

Well, bang goes how much tourism the British royals bring in.  Found this on Wikipedia  -  my curiosity was piqued when I read, yet again, a DM comment about how much tourism the British royals brought in.

Top Ten International Destinations for tourism 2013

1.    France with 84.7 million toursits
2.    US 69.8m
3.    Spain 60.7m
4.    China 55.7m
5.    Italy 47.7.m
6.    Turkey 37.8m
7.    Germany 31.5m
8.    UK 31.2m
9.    Russia 28.4m
10.  Thailand 26.5m

Not too impressive is it, and certainly does the British royals no favours.

Full article here with other charts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Tourism_rankings
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Post by CrystalEve on Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:12 pm

That the Royal family bring tourists is a myth and fact is they cost us Britons around £36.7m per year, equivalent to 61p per taxpayer. Disgraceful!

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Post by PaulineB on Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:01 am

Desperate PR put out to retain the Monarchy but people are finally realising that they are a totally unnecessary expense.

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Post by Admin- Michelle on Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:22 pm

That is ONLY the civil list.The actual cost is
Civil list + security + travel + costs including Palace,electricity etc
It is more like £200.000.0000 pa or more
then private flights using RAF and it goes on and on
then they decide they own the sea beds and poof there is the ok for wind farms.
It is rumoured it is in the billions per year


http://www.supportmonarchy.org.uk/mythbusting/http://www.visitbritain.org/insightsandstatistics/inboundtourismfacts/
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Post by Anniecross on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:05 am

It appears that the Press is finally turning and revealing more of the truth about the unacceptable cost of the Monarchy which should have long ago been abolished.

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Post by Admin- Michelle on Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:12 am

When the people of UK are suffering to put food on the table, then yes it needs to go. I also think we should be able to view the art,jewels etc.Given we own it all, we should be able to see it
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Post by CrystalEve on Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:41 pm

Admin- Michelle wrote:When the people of UK are suffering to put food on the table, then yes it needs to go. I also think we should be able to view the art,jewels etc.Given we own it all, we should be able to see it

So agree, but not too sure if the public own them. Are the Crown jewels not part of Queenie's personal collection?

Interesting link about Queenie's Grandmother.
"Queen Mary got it wrong. One is supposed to “love people and use things.” She did the very opposite. Mary loved things and used people. The Queen had an “emotional lurch of the heart when she saw beautiful jewels,” but hated to pay for them. On seeing something she coveted, she said, “I’m caressing it with my eyes.” But it didn’t stop there. She acquired jewels, furniture, Faberge animals, watches, and gold musical boxes by means that ranged from begging to extortion to outright theft. She loved to visit India where the “maharajas handed out jewels like blackberries.”

http://lisawallerrogers.wordpress.com/2009/03/19/queen-mary-had-the-gimmies/

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Post by Admin- Michelle on Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:45 pm

No the crown Jewels are ours. Everything is ours except
Gifts from other countries, personal gifts and personal family ( not owned by or paid for by the crown )
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Post by PaulineB on Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:09 am

It was reported that Fawcett the Fence soon set up a lucrative little business with 'gifts from other countries'!!!

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Post by Admin- Michelle on Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:29 am

He went to the pawn shop didn't he ?
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Post by Snaggle Bobcat on Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:37 am

I believe he did. Is he the guy who is very "close" to chucky?  Wink  The guy who is "non-negotiable"?

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Post by Romilly on Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:54 pm

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Post by Snaggle Bobcat on Mon Aug 18, 2014 5:05 pm

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Hi Snags - great to have you on board. The posters on here seem to have excellent inside information and only print the truth and not the wide speculation often seen on other boards. They obviously research the information really well too and appear to know far more than posters on other forums.

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Post by Admin- Michelle on Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:44 pm

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Post by CrystalEve on Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:24 pm

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Post by Snaggle Bobcat on Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:40 pm

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Post by Anniecross on Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:46 am

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Post by Admin- Michelle on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:25 am

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Post by Indie on Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:21 pm

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Post by Snaggle Bobcat on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:21 pm

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Post by Admin- Michelle on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:25 pm

I wish more thoughts, ideas and opinions would come out from people that DO KNOW. I wonder if scared and keep it to themselves ??

The helicopter thing is up for discussion and stuff is removed of the EAAA site or whatever it is
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Post by Anniecross on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:45 pm

I think it only needs one to start the ball rolling then there will be a deluge!

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Post by Admin- Michelle on Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:57 pm

I think if more people aired their thoughts to offset the sugars, they might get the idea
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Post by Romilly on Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:34 am

It appears that the tide is turning re the Press and they are getting crafty digs in. In today's DM there is a large heading about a surrogacy story and then almost under that a story about Waity going to Malta.

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