I decided to write a piece on the environmental “google” camp that HRH Prince Henry of Sussex attended and further down the hypocrisy of the House of Windsor and the never ending but increasing costs of the Royals….are they really value for money?
When the details came up of Harry’s break….there were glimpses of the barefoot Prince on the sand I thought oh here we go another holiday.(especially as he had a pedicure beforehand)….with a lecture on how to save the environment thrown in…..and then I read and thought what a hypocrite.
He and his wife go on endlessly about the state of the planet and global warming, yet a private jet is provided at every whim, and whats more it is produces more carbon than a chartered plane but that is just for starters really…..He is helicoptered from the airport to the island where the camp is and then driven in gas guzzlers to the resort. Now by this time someone in Buckingham Palace should have had a word and told His Royal Highness to shut up or risk being labelled as a hypocrite……
No the best is till last after needing to plant 189 trees for a one way trip on the private jet never mind back, and then we find out that he stayed on the private yacht of the Expedia owner and it eats 200 gallons of fuel an hour…3.3 tonnes of carbon back into the environment and then the pearls of wisdom from The Prince!!!!! People are taking too many selfies for their Instagram accounts and because they are in gorgeous, luxurious places and openly advertising it that they are infact responsible for the depletion of the area and this is the fault of the new media of information…his answer that us lesser mortals should go places not so gorgeous.
Now I don’t know about you but I very rarely fly, cut down on my plastics and recycle everything and I have never been on a private jet, private helicopter nor a yacht that eats fuel. On top of it he was driven by the Chairman of Chrysler whose company was fined for false information about emissions….yet the hypocrisy he was spouting was lost on him as we know his and his wife’s fondness for luxury holidays and the use of social media to advertise it!! It seems that the Sussex’s don’t want the common herd taxpayer anywhere near their luxury….
I have always respected HM The Queen, infact I took the Queen’s shilling when I joined the Army and like all service personnel wrote a blank cheque to be cashed in times of need, but I what I did not expect was for such a hypocritical family to emerge from a woman who has not put a foot wrong.
Harry and his Mrs at every opportunity live life to the excess, after all he has ONE KID but has numerous homes as obviously one isn’t enough. They preach about charity work but have spent almost £3 million on their own expensive repairs….a gift from the Queen that we pay for. The half a million on a baby shower and then the million his wife has spent on clothes since marrying him. Never mind the money for the wedding which for a woman married TWICE, not once before is ridiculous, and showed the taxpayer just how they intended to carry on.
Harry and his wife should not represent this country. They want all the money, all of the privacy and none of the work and everytime there is criticism…he spouts its racism. Has Harry never thought it is because we are genuinely fed up with him and his wife.
Btw it is not just picking on Harry, today for instance we find out that Andrew, Duke of York has taken a private jet to Scotland to his mother’s…..after all why mix with the common herd when you can book a jet.
Gone are the days of doffing your cap to the gentry and instead we work long hours and are taxed to the nth degree and struggle to pay bills, food and housing costs and a holiday is now a luxury and before the Royal Cap Doffers start…it is not 69p each person because they are including children and do we really tax children to pay for one family? That is the cost of the £37 million the Queen is given to run the palace and not the true cost as the security bill is nearer half a billion, and then there is the £380 million for Buckingham Palace which is scanderlous and the Windsors should pay it, and the costs of more and more homes the Queen is giving to family. After all my home is to be passed to my children and I have to pay and for the repairs and so it seems theirs as well.
What you have to ask yourself is what do they do? People say oh they do a lot for charity but lets face it….that’s all they have to do and is it really acceptable in this day and age that a family that continues to expand and continues to be a burden is allowed to be such a cost on the taxpayer? Why not slim it down to just the Monarch as the Prince of Wales has an income from the Duchy of Cornwall and the rest of them…get a job and pay for their own repairs on the houses. To say they don’t own the property is a cop out and of course they own it as you and I cannot just live there and it is all done on the say so of the Crown Estates.
In the 21st Century Kings and Queens should be a think of the past and we will still see the people coming to the palaces, the tower of London etc as to say they will drop as the visitors have come to see the Queen is ridiculous as when was the last time HM was at Buckingham Palace thanking everyone for paying to visit?
This article was originally aimed at Harry the Hypocrite and his wife who between them are the best advert for a republic, but it is in effect a dig at them all as why should they live such a life of luxury when they do so little in return. To live in opulence when schools are forced to take more than they were built for, or where hospitals such as my own are having to administer patients in the corridor, or where a person is suspected of having a heart attack and being told that it is quicker to get your other half to take you to the hospital as the ambulance is busy……(that last one happened to me so it is not just a myth).
The Royals are out of touch and once the Queen has passed will I guess be out of time as all I can see whilst this country is tearing its self apart is a family who costs a fortune, wears pretty dresses (the cost of which some people have to live on), open curtains, make speeches that they have not written and have a lifestyle that they have not earned as being born into it is not something we should tolerate in the 21st Century.
For me the Windsors and the Royal Family are no longer a force for good and are just becoming a burden and a laughing stock on the world stage….Prince Charles had an airbus kitted out as a flying palace for him and his Wife for use in the States, but then lectures us constantly about Climate change and making a difference.
I hope once Brexit has happened that we have a referendum on the Royal Family because sadly mine would be out. I grew up admiring the Royal Family as I come from a service family where my father fought for King and Country in WW2, yet this same man who could no longer make the stairs and asked for a downstairs shower had to show ….SHOW the Royal British Legion his pension and bank statements, despite serving 4 years as a 16 year old from 1944 (lying abut his age) and then a further 30 years in the TA was insulting, yet there is no show requirements for the Royals and the doors of the public purse are thrown open to a family who really are the most undeserving of all. Infact there are 13 members of the Royal Family who are either the children or grandchildren of the Queen and Prince Phillip and who are paid from the civil list and NONE hold down a full time job. If they were on a council estate we would be up in arms. Is this really acceptable in the 21st Century??