Friday, June 29, 2007

Queenie goes begging

You'd think that one of the richest women in the world, from one of possibly the richest families in the world, living in an actual palace in the heart of one of the biggest cities in the world, would actually be able to dig into her own pocket (or that of her son) to get some "essential repairs" done in the massive building in which she lives in state. Why ask the government for the money? Especially as Sir Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, is aware that the government is tight for money. In his words: "We know the government is tight for money, but we think we are only asking for a very small extra sum." Since it's that small, why cant Prince Charles and his mum scrounge up the required amount to do the necessary repairs? I dunno, but Royalty seems SO far removed from Reality.

5 comments:

brinda said...

...or Realty, for that matter

shyam said...

Bah... to think of the mighty (internal only) struggle I underwent not to use Realty instead of Reality. And now you've done it with hardly a thought!

brinda said...

what can i say? it was a pun going a-begging...

30in2005 said...

removed? Sadly she moved to another planet moons ago! Maybe she should sell one of her 22 Van Goughs - that would cover it don't you think?!

KiwiLax said...

Leave that rich ol pensioner alone da;-) Who knows what the poor dear is going through!!