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So if one gives up one´s Royal Duties, does One also give up One´s Royal Income?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by TheoGriff, Nov 22, 2019.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Just wondering.

    Can´t think of any other situation where you stop doing the job and still get paid . . .

    Best wishes

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  2. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    He doesn't get paid. His income is ftem Bank of Mum and Dad. Well, maybe just Mum.
    Jamvic, Kandahar and florian gassmann like this.
  3. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Maybe "one" can take early retirement. After all mummy is still "working".*

    * For "working" read "raking it in".
    Jamvic likes this.
  4. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    Apparently he won't be getting quarter of a mill (or whatever) from government for his "duties".

    He'll be reliant solely on the good graces of his mum.

    Impact on lifestyle expected to be......zero. I'm sure his mum won't see him go short of the odd skiing holiday here and Caribbean jaunt there. Not mummy's allegedly favourite son/child. I'm a republican and keen to see the back of the lot of 'em. But I concede that Brenda has worked hard and, as monarchs go, is far from the worst we could have been lumbered with. But you do wonder about her judgement. Randy Andy. Why favour him? Pity? Why? o_O
    bonxie, Nanny Ogg, towncryer and 3 others like this.
  5. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    He never did. He only ever received expenses as a trade envoy.

    He has his own 7-bedroom ski lodge in Verbier for holidays, so I doubt that mumsy will need to pay for his skiing holidays.

    Not solely. He has a Royal Navy pension of £20K per annum.
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  6. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    I sense a tinge of envy.
  7. needabreak

    needabreak Star commenter

    If hes had a high income for years don't you think he will have invested some for a 'rainy day' ... wouldn't you?

    Honestly I do want to wonder how some of you lot think... Try being Atticus for a while, though admittedly his aren't shoes any decent person would want to be walking around in.
    Jamvic and Kandahar like this.
  8. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    At least he'll be able to get his state pension in 2026.
    Jamvic likes this.
  9. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    Assuming he's paid enough NI contributions.
  10. phatsals

    phatsals Senior commenter

    He must have somewhat of an income, said swiss chalet was bought with a mortgage of over £8m. Amazing really, when ex-wife was in debt to the tune of £5m and it's a joint mortgage.

    Perhaps an extract from her tweet last week could be shared;-

    It is so rare to meet people that are able to speak from their hearts with honesty+pure real truth, that remain steadfast and strong to their beliefs....I am deeply proud and supportive of this giant of a principled man.

    So there you have it - we are all wrong.
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  11. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    grumpydogwoman said:
    Impact on lifestyle expected to be......zero.

    In what possible universe could an articulate, intelligent, resilient, compassionate, independent person like @grumpydogwoman be envious of a waste of space specimen like him.
  12. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    I hadn't realised that a court of law had convicted Prince Andrew of wrong-doing.
  13. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Should have added imo of course.

    I don’t think a court of law has convicted Prince Andrew of wrong-doing. What’s your point?
  14. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    It makes me sad that so much has to be made of the wealth and material acumen of somebody who actually ought to be under scrutiny for integrity and moral compass instead.
    Perhaps it is easier and somehow more justifiable to express disappointment in material gain for nothing, than to dissect what is possibly a slippery snake of dubious behaviour.
    It reminds me of those threads reviling school management which descend into "they must be awful, they have a big BMW and I only have a tiny Skoda".
    Nor does it stand up to hate for receiving from your parents. My mum gave me £50 for my birthday. Does that make me nasty?
    It's a harder question to villify character, because it then becomes a question of truth and lies.
    It's not gone to court yet, but money does not need to. You just have to count it. And voila-something to hate.
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  15. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    He is clearly not a "wastes of space specimen" unless you consider other serving servicemen from war zones in a similar way.

    That compassion you so admire in Mrs Dogwoman is clearly lacking in you.
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  16. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    I think that was exactly the point being made-maybe you missed the sarcasm.
    Meaning how can you judge when a judge has not yet judged?
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  17. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    Definitely. I have zero compassion for Prince Andrew.
  18. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    I’ve thought Prince Andrew was a waste of space specimen for years. Based on personal knowledge of his treatment of those who work for him over the years. Nothing to do with current events.
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  19. Kandahar

    Kandahar Star commenter

    Yet another poster whom I hope is not called for jury service.
  20. Jamvic

    Jamvic Star commenter

    God, me too. What a waste of a day.
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