Prince William and Kate have been badly dragged for outrageous spending by the CEO of Republic campaigning for the monarchy to be abolished and the Queen be replaced with an elected, democratic president.
Graham Smith, the organisation’s CEO, spoke on the reports that Prince William and Kate spent £15,000 on a 950ft hedge to block the public from peering into their property. Mr Smith stated that this is an outrageous amount of money and that the royal couple should agree that they have a really privileged lifestyle.
Mr Smith said: “It is typical of the royals to spend this type of money because all they think about is their own lifestyles. They have a deep-seated sense of entitlement.
“They routinely spend money in the tens of thousands whether it is on their own homes or private plane and helicopter travel around the UK when they could easily take cars or trains. So this is typical of more of their spending.”
According to the CEO: If this is public money, this is an outrageous use of public money, 15,000 is more than people earn in a year. They ought to accept the fact they have a really privileged life and not keep spending public money.”
Speaking about the £15,000 hedge Palace spokesperson said: “As part of the broader management of the Estate, the physical surroundings of Royal Residences are under constant review. From time to time, adjustments are made to the landscaping and gardens, including hedging.”
Mr Graham went on to reject Meghan Markle’s claim that her wedding generated £1billion for the United Kingdom’s economy claiming that there is no evidence that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding provided an economic boost for Britain, despite claims it did from the Duchess of Sussex.
Mr Smith claimed that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding was a “net-loss” for UK taxpayers.
Mr Smith said: “Meghan Markle is falling for the same spin that the royal household put out. There is no evidence at all that the monarchy ever bring money in from tourism. The idea that her wedding brought in £1billion is pure fiction.
“There just isn’t any evidence to support that whatsoever. It was a net loss for the British taxpayers and to try and justify spending public money on her wedding by making these rather weird claims is just another sign of their entitlement.”