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Eugenie royal wedding petition to be handed to MPs on Wednesday

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.
 

Royals must pay Eugenie’s wedding bill as petition attracts thousands

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.
 

No public appetite for another costly royal wedding

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.

Royals 'no good for economy' campaigners claim

As Buckingham Palace prepares to release its annual accounts, campaigners have rejected claims the monarchy earns money for the UK economy.
 

MP's call for royals to move out 'absolutely right' say campaigners

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.
 

EXCLUSIVE: NO royal tourism evidence found by VisitBritain

Tourism agency VisitBritain has failed to provide any evidence that the monarchy is good for tourism.  
 

BBC and Channel 4 news blasted over royal coverage

BBC and Channel 4 News have been heavily criticised for inept and distorted coverage of the royal wedding and monarchy.
 

Royal wedding petition to be handed to MPs on Wednesday

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. 
 

Rebellious Scots don't 'like the Queen', don't care about wedding: Poll

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:

International anti-monarchy gathering this weekend

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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