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Royal pair's honeymoon bill $690,000
canberratimes.com.au ^

Posted on 05/15/2011 5:56:31 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA

They may be lapping up a luxury Indian Ocean island honeymoon, but the newlywed Duke and Duchess of Cambridge plan to break with royal tradition and keep only a skeleton personal staff for their day-to-day lives. As Prince William and his wife Catherine near the end of their retreat on a private island in the Seychelles, news broke that the 10-night stay could be costing a whopping 450,000 ($A690,000 ).

German holiday planner Farhad Vladi confirmed that he had rented a private island to the royal family. An island which typically has a $A690,000 daily tariff, Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper reported.

''Prince William and Kate are spending their honeymoon there. But you will understand that we are not saying anything further,'' Mr Vladi said.

It is unknown who's picking up the tab for the royal break, or if the couple received a discount, but on their return to Britain, William, 28, and Catherine, 29, plan to tighten their belts.

(Excerpt) Read more at canberratimes.com.au ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: princewilliam; royals

1 posted on 05/15/2011 5:56:33 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well...somebody has to spend money somewhere....


2 posted on 05/15/2011 5:57:52 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Well it boosts morale of the peasants


3 posted on 05/15/2011 5:57:57 PM PDT by Flavius (What hopes for victory, Gaius Crastinus? What grounds for encouragement ?)
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To: Flavius
Constitutional Peasants
4 posted on 05/15/2011 5:59:49 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Red in Blue PA

I like them!


5 posted on 05/15/2011 6:01:44 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: WellyP

As do I.

If any royal couple ever deserved a lavish honeymoon, it is these two.

I am not into royalty at all, but these two strike me as down to earth.


6 posted on 05/15/2011 6:04:01 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Let's apply the "reasonable man" standard to gun laws. How many would stand?)
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s about what my honeymoon has cost me....so far.


7 posted on 05/15/2011 6:08:54 PM PDT by KingLudd
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To: Red in Blue PA
If any royal couple ever deserved a lavish honeymoon, it is these two.
I am not into royalty at all, but these two strike me as down to earth.

Sounds contradictory to me....what did they do to EARN the money they spent?

Spit!

8 posted on 05/15/2011 6:09:58 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Then how about a honeymoon in Vegas? ... if they are really that down to earth. :)

Of course, I am ignoring the security costs, etc. etc. :)


9 posted on 05/15/2011 6:10:27 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s cheaper than Air Force One’s bill for one week of the smegma-lipped, chicken feathered Obamaloon.

Any way we could trade the loon for the royals. Heck, even the loony Charles is way, way more intelligent than our t*rd-in-chief.


10 posted on 05/15/2011 6:11:28 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Red in Blue PA

A hell of a lot cheaper than one of moochelle’s vacations.


11 posted on 05/15/2011 6:14:00 PM PDT by taillightchaser (The last hope for America--2012)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Their p00p doesn't smell. That entitles them to the lavish lifestyle. They are special. :)

Seriously, most of our ancestors left countries like England for this very reason.

We should try not to make light of it — many people suffered greatly under the Monarchies of Europe. And suffered even more to flee Europe and come to the US.

Why American is great, IMO — only the heartiest and most motivated people came to the US. And they valued freedom and made the best of it because they lived under tyranny.

Just my two cents...

12 posted on 05/15/2011 6:18:10 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: dhs12345
Then how about a honeymoon in Vegas?

No thanks, we already fought a war to get away from royalty

I detest these people.

13 posted on 05/15/2011 6:19:17 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: taillightchaser

Yup. We have our own “aristocracy.”


14 posted on 05/15/2011 6:20:04 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Lol. Sorry to send them your way. BTW, Vegas is a nice city. We had our honeymoon in Vegas so we must be down to earth.
15 posted on 05/15/2011 6:23:24 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Red in Blue PA

That’s about what Mooschelle spent on her last European vacation, isn’t it?


16 posted on 05/15/2011 6:23:49 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Cheaper than keeping that old Royal Yacht in commission ...


17 posted on 05/15/2011 6:28:58 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Red in Blue PA

If the private island has a daily “tariff” of $450,000 and the couple were there for ten days, isn’t the total amount US$ 4.5 million?


18 posted on 05/15/2011 6:30:05 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (Obama is a bigger threat to the safety of America than Osama)
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To: Red in Blue PA

0bama takes his wife to NYC for an anniversary dinner... at taxpayer expense...

$750,000


19 posted on 05/15/2011 6:44:13 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
"If any royal couple ever deserved a lavish honeymoon, it is these two. I am not into royalty at all"

If I had an opinion I'd post it but I don't even visit Free Republic.


20 posted on 05/15/2011 6:47:58 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace Misanthropy)
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To: I see my hands

Huh?


21 posted on 05/15/2011 6:55:44 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: dhs12345
Unfortunately your 2 cents aren't worth a nickel these days.
I'd take 1 hard working new immigrant any day over someone who thinks he/she is entitled to a government handout because they have been around a few generations..
22 posted on 05/15/2011 6:56:45 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: dhs12345
Unfortunately your 2 cents aren't worth a nickel these days.
I'd take 1 hard working new immigrant any day over someone who thinks he/she is entitled to a government handout because they have been around a few generations..
23 posted on 05/15/2011 6:56:58 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: JimmyMc

The queen is worth an estimated $450 million plus she receives royalties from land holdings. Many of the wedding/honeymoon expenses come out of private funds and it was estimated that the wedding would bring $600 million dollars into the city of London via tourism, wedding related events and the like. The city provided security but it sounds like they made a profit.


24 posted on 05/15/2011 7:20:56 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Red in Blue PA

It’s GOOD to be the Future King!! Thank God America doesn’t have Royalty that can spend hard earned taxpayer money on lavish vacations that aren’t related to running our Gov’t......Oh Wait...I forgot (Barry and Moochelle)..Nevermind...LOL!


25 posted on 05/15/2011 7:22:03 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: Red in Blue PA
The Duke wasn't Board!


26 posted on 05/15/2011 7:22:21 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: Red in Blue PA
As long as American tax payers don't have to pay it, who cares. It's England's Royalty, let them pay the bill.
27 posted on 05/15/2011 8:22:58 PM PDT by fish hawk (Obama = "low-level socialist organizer". Allen West)
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To: Young Werther

Hmmmm, I think I’ll go floss my teeth ;)


28 posted on 05/15/2011 8:40:39 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Eh, I don’t detest their offspring and the women they marry. They didn’t choose to be born into royalty and the fact they seem decent people despite it, makes me wish them well.


29 posted on 05/15/2011 10:03:59 PM PDT by kelly4c
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To: Las Vegas Ron
what did they do to EARN the money they spent?

They do work, you know. Whose to say they paid for the honeymoon all themselves or at all? Her parents are successful and could've paid as a wedding gift.

You seem bitter they didn't come over for a Vegas wedding/honeymoon!

30 posted on 05/15/2011 11:45:55 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Stay focused: Debt, Deficits, Immigration.)
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To: Red in Blue PA

Thus the appellation “royal.”

Good work if you can get it.


31 posted on 05/16/2011 12:16:01 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (e)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

“Sounds contradictory to me....what did they do to EARN the money they spent?”

Compare them to the Obama family and their “simple” yet frequent vacations, and you might change your mind at whom you want to spit.

Their monarchy has their own money...our’s doesn’t.

I long for the day when the Obama’s don’t think themselves to be royalty, and treat the taxpayers as such.


32 posted on 05/16/2011 12:33:20 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (Age, skill, wisdom, and a little treachery always overcome youth and arrogance!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

It’s their money. It turns out that the family is quite wealthy?

The Royal family get no tax money. They live off their property. The Civil List (when that was around) was payment in lieu of rents from the Crown Lands, not a grant.


33 posted on 05/16/2011 1:22:18 AM PDT by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: JimmyMc

Unfortunately, you are correct. Sad but true.

We are slowly losing the soul of this country... what made America great. There are still a few people who believe in individual responsibility, empowerment, self-sufficiency, and independence, though.


34 posted on 05/16/2011 6:53:18 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Red in Blue PA

Barely enough to buy an adequate guest house...


35 posted on 05/16/2011 7:46:22 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
Are you against the natural right of a person to pass down to their posterity their wealth and material possessions?
36 posted on 05/16/2011 7:50:10 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Red in Blue PA
How much of that money was spent on a huge vat of butterscotch pudding?
37 posted on 05/16/2011 7:53:14 AM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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