A 38,000-strong petition against taxpayers' money being spent on Princess Eugenie’s royal wedding will be handed to MPs early on Wednesday afternoon.
A petition launched this week by campaign group Republic calling for no taxpayer funding for Princess Eugenie's wedding has attracted well over 5,000 signatures.
Campaign group Republic has called for no public funding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in October as it is revealed that security and policing costs are due to cost taxpayers over £2 million.
As Buckingham Palace prepares to release its annual accounts, campaigners have rejected claims the monarchy earns money for the UK economy.
Calls by Labour MP Emma Dent Coad for the royals to move out of Buckingham Palace are 'spot on' according to campaign group Republic. The group has said taxpayers need to 'take back control' of royal palaces and open them up as major tourist sites.
Tourism agency VisitBritain has failed to provide any evidence that the monarchy is good for tourism.
BBC and Channel 4 News have been heavily criticised for inept and distorted coverage of the royal wedding and monarchy.
A 32,000-strong petition against taxpayers' money being spent on the royal wedding will be handed to MPs early Wednesday evening.
The petition, organised by campaign group Republic, shows strong opposition to public money being spent on Saturday's wedding.
A YouGov poll out this week shows the Scottish are the least likely to like the Queen or care about the future of the monarchy.
Key findings in Scotland include:
Republican campaigners from around Europe and the Commonwealth will be gathering in London this Saturday, to plan a monarchy-free future.
Speakers will include MPs Emma Dent Coad and Tommy Sheppard.
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