Skip to comments.Duchess of Cambridge ‘wants to visit New Zealand’
Posted on 04/30/2011 6:35:32 AM PDT by Perdogg
The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has expressed her desire to visit New Zealand.
Prime Minister John Key chatted with Prince William and his bride at their Buckingham Palace reception, just after they exchanged their vows in front of an audience of two billion.
In a receiving line to greet all the Prime Ministers and Governors-General of the Realm, Key chatted with the royal couple
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“Duchess of Cambridge wants to visit New Zealand
Why not? Since she’s now part of the richest welfare recipients in the world—you can spend other people’s money and not impact you fiscally—live it up.
Thanks disgusting... That being said, "Why buy the cow when the milk is free?"
LOL. Seems like a tribute to Graham Chapman and the rest of Monty Python.
There's a great bar in Queenstown (the Remarkables mt. range is breathtaking by the way)... Bardeaux ... that's most worthy to visit on a chilly, rainy eve.
Or a capitalist version: Why give away the cow when you can sell the milk for profit?
I bet they’re going to one of the British island-nations in the Caribbean.
How do you figure that?
I was listening to a radio program the other day and one of the people commented that the royal family owns large chunks of land throughout Britain and in London. This land generates a large amount of revenue which they apparently donate entirely to the government. In return, the gov't provides the royal family with an allowance. I think that was the gist of it; but the point was that they weren't just freeloaders.
Scotland & N Ireland, respectively.
I heard they're honeymooning in Cleveland.
Catherine is, in simple terms, Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge. Her full title is Her Royal Highness Princess William Arthur Philip Louis, Duchess of Cambridge, Countess of Strathearn, Baroness Carrickfergus.
She isn't Princess Catherine because she isn't a Princess in her own right (Princess Anne, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, and technically Princess Louise, are the only current Princesses in their own right in the UK). She is a Princess only because she is married to a Prince, and so she is Princess William because he is Prince William.
British titles are somewhat confusing at times.
The only exception in recent history to this rule was Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester - technically as she was a Princess and a Duchess only because of her marriage to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, she should have been Princess Henry. But when her husband died, and her daughter-in-law became the new Duchess of Gloucester, it was considered it might cause confusion to have two Duchesses of Gloucester and so the Queen gave her permission to use the title of Princess Alice (it helped that her sister-in-law in similar circumstances, was Princess Marina, Duke of Kent - but she held that title because she was a Princess (of Greece and Denmark) in her own right.
You are correct.
The only money that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge receive from the British taxpayer is the Duke of Cambridge's salary as a serving officer of the Royal Air Force. He is not, in any way, a welfare recipient.
He is a wealthy man - he inherited half of his mother's personal wealth which she left to him in her will. Her money came from her divorce settlement with the Prince of Wales - and his money is income from businesses that he owns, not from the British government.
The Royal Family, in general, cannot be described as welfare recipients in any sense. Most of them receive no money at all from the British government. The only exceptions are the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh - and the money they receive is less than one tenth of the money that the Royal Family gives the British taxpayer each year - since the time of George III, the Royal Family has voluntarily ceded the income from the Crown Estate (currently about £200 million a year generated by over £6 billion pounds worth of property belonging to the Crown) to the British treasury. In exchange for this, the Treasury agrees to fund the official activities of the Royal Family which amounts to about £8 million a year. They hand over £200 million and get back about £8 million. That's not welfare.
It's just a very bad investment strategy. :)
Thank you for the details - I had no idea that they donated that amount of money.