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« on: January 09, 2013, 06:28:18 pm »

I thought we could start a new thread totting up the actual costs of the Queen's various trips across the UK for last year's Jubilee as figures are slowly emerging.

Leicester City Council and the University clocked up a £185,000 bill and there are also costs associated with the cathedral who declined to comment and Leicester Police who could not supply a figure when asked and the DM University couldn't even say what they spent the money on. Comments not very supportive!

http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/s-worth-penny-185-000-cost-Queen-s-visit-revealed/story-17799523-detail/story.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2013, 03:50:37 am »

I just can't see what makes a royal visit costing 100,000 pounds or more as a good thing.

The only thing would be if the city made more money on that day than what they spent on the royal and I seriously doubt that is the case.
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2013, 03:50:31 pm »

Peter Hunt ‏@BBCPeterHunt
It's rare to know the costs of royal visits. But following a @RepublicStaff FOI query, some of the costs for the Queen's Diamond visit ....

Peter Hunt ‏@BBCPeterHunt
.to Leicester are known. Leicester council spent £85,851. @dmuleicester £100k (£10k from external sponsorship). These figs dont inc policing
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2013, 08:20:37 am »

I want to share a cartoon with you all.

http://claescartoons.blogspot.com/2013/01/royal-dish-washer.html

I hope you like it. thumbsup
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2013, 12:22:15 pm »

Here's the policing costs for Leicester.   So we're looking at a bill in excessof £220,000 for just one visit and there will be hidden costs and also costs at the RF end such as the Royal Train which is the most expensive form of transport they have plus other costs we are not aware of.

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 Another rare figure to be made public-- police say their bill for Queen's Diamond Jubilee visit to Leicester was £34,125.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2013, 09:09:23 pm »

Ja die was wel grappig, claescartoon! thumbsup
Heb je der nog andere over de royals? mag ook van Nederland of België zijn. easter-wink

BTW welcome to the forum hope you post some more of these cartoons
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 12:46:39 am »

Here's the policing costs for Leicester.   So we're looking at a bill in excessof £220,000 for just one visit and there will be hidden costs and also costs at the RF end such as the Royal Train which is the most expensive form of transport they have plus other costs we are not aware of.

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 Another rare figure to be made public-- police say their bill for Queen's Diamond Jubilee visit to Leicester was £34,125.


It is all for nothing, the reason they do it is so the people can see them out and on show.

It brings no needed revenue or new business to the area etc.. It is all to say look at us we are fantastic now keep paying your taxes because we enjoy our life style.
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« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2013, 11:03:20 am »

Not entirely sure this one belongs here as it's more the Cambridges but it@s in DJ year so it's perhaps a 50/50 reason for this visit. Anyway it cost Cambridge £60,000

http://www.smartredirect.de/ad/clickGate.php?u=Fo6Pr2As&m=1&p=0oAj48ggLw&s=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cambridge-news.co.uk%2FNews%2F60k-cost-of-William-and-Kates-visit-25012013.htm

Then there's the MoD's £878k bill for the DJ in London which we have a thread about here

http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,4772.0.html


And the Queen's Scottish trip which cost £250,000 and we also have a thread about this.

http://royalgossip.forumprofi.de/index.php/topic,5048.0.html
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2013, 05:04:45 pm »

To conclude:

So, really, it's cheaper if they stay at home.
Ergo, it's better that they don't do any public engagements (Waity has cottoned on to this already!).
Consequently, we're better off without a monarchy......
Hurrah!!
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