Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Cost of the monarchy?

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.


  1. And how many tourists would come to see another, and all too new, President? How would the President be chosen - by Parliament (a political creature) or by the people (and be a rival to the PM)? What powers would the President have?

    The questions seem endless. I think we see why there is no great push for the republican cause here at the moment!

  2. The Monarchy is the last Christian institution in the UK.