Hat-tip to Fr Hugh.
I love this. But it does miss something out: in talking of the 'cost of the monarchy' you have to take account of what the alternative would cost. The UK would still need a head of state, that person would still need a place to live, he'd still need to give dinners to foreign dignatories in posh houses, he's still need police protection etc.. Exactly what part of the £40 would be saved?
I blogged about praying for the monarch, as we do on Sundays at Sung Mass in the Extraordinary Form, here.