Queen asked government for help 4 heating bills

  Uboat 10:54 24 Sep 10
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I can imagine it won't be cheap to keep that place warm but surely she should use her own money? I'm not really a "Royalty" person so I expect a grilling, but at a time when millions are struggling to put food on the table she wants help to heat a "Palace".?

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  sunnystaines 10:57 24 Sep 10

she taking the micky, needs to dig into her billions.

  interzone55 11:07 24 Sep 10

Buckingham Palace belongs to the country, the Queen only lives in a small part of it, so realistically the owner of the property (the country) should bear the brunt of the heating bill...

  KremmenUK 11:17 24 Sep 10

I think she's got a cheek IMO

  interzone55 11:28 24 Sep 10

The Queen doesn't have billions, the vast majority of her wealth belongs to the Crown rather than personal wealth...

  peter99co 16:04 24 Sep 10

It does make more sense when it is properly explained.

  Blackhat 16:46 24 Sep 10

A big part of the problem is the thermal signature of the palace.
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It has been a talking point in my industry for a while.
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  Forum Editor 17:17 24 Sep 10

'at a time when millions are struggling to put food on the table'

Really? Where are these millions that are struggling to feed themselves then?

McDonalds had their best year in the UK for four years in 2009, adding an extra £485 million to their turnover. They're doing so well that they'll be taking on an extra 5000 staff this year - no doubt to help them feed the starving millions.

  Uboat 17:38 24 Sep 10
  sunnystaines 18:32 24 Sep 10

does she claim the oap's winter fuel allowance

  Quickbeam 18:42 24 Sep 10

She has several large duck ponds too...

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