New research by campaign group Republic has revealed that the government spends over 30 times more on a working member of the royal family than it does on a soldier serving in Afghanistan.
'Something-for-nothing' royal culture must end as Prince Charles travel spending doubles over two years
Republic has today repeated previous calls for an urgent review of royal finances after it was revealed Prince Charles's travel costs have doubled over the past two years. Charles continues to pay considerably less tax than might be expected, just £4m from an income of over £18m.
A new campaign calling for the Duchy of Cornwall to be abolished and for the landed estate to brought fully under public ownership was launched today by Republic, the anti-monarchy pressure group.
A new YouGov poll has revealed that a clear majority of Britons back Republic's call for the Queen to reveal her tax details. 52% thought the Queen should have to publish her tax returns, while just 36% opposed the idea.
Republican protests will also be held on Tuesday June 5. From 9am we'll be outside St Paul's Cathedral as the Queen arrives for another jubilee event. At 11:30am we'll be in Whitehall to stage a protest on the route of the afternoon royal procession from parliament to the palace.
Republicans from across Britain are preparing for a historic protest against the monarchy, organised by campaign group Republic, at the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant on Sunday June 3.
Anti-monarchy pressure group Republic has described the Queen's decision to personally invite the Crown Prince of Bahrain to jubilee events at Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace as “a catastrophic error of judgement” and "deeply offensive".
The BBC is facing legal action over its coverage of the Queen's diamond jubilee, after the anti-monarchy campaign group Republic served a "letter of claim" threatening to take the corporation to judicial review.
Campaign group Republic has today said it welcomes a Yougov poll showing a clear majority are opposed to changing the name of the tower that houses Big Ben to Elizabeth Tower.
Republic has been contacted by a number of parents who are concerned that their children's schools are presenting the diamond jubilee in a one-sided way.
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