Queen Elizabeth II requested poverty funds for heating: Report

Queen Elizabeth II requested poverty funds for heating: Report

Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:41PM GMT
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A new report has revealed that Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II requested financial assistance from a state poverty fund to help heat the royal palaces a decade ago.

The report showed that in 2004, a senior royal aide had asked for a handout from a 60-million-pound energy-saving fund.

In addition, the report showed the royal aide had complained that the 15-million-pound government grant to maintain the Queen’s palaces was inadequate.

According to documents disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act, British ministers rejected the Queen’s request as they feared a poverty grant to the royal palace would cause a public relation disaster.

Authorities explained to the Royal Household that the poverty fund was aimed at schools, hospitals and families on low income, the documents show.

“I think this is where the Community Energy Funding is directed and ties in with most allocations going to community heating schemes run by local authorities, housing associations, universities etc.,” wrote an official in an email to the palace, adding, “I also feel a bit uneasy about the probable adverse press coverage if the Palace were given a grant at the expense of say a hospital.”

The British royal family has always been under criticism for spending taxpayers’ money on its lavish lifestyle. Some reports have put the expenses at 202 million pounds each year.

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  • theunhivedmind

    When the dole office tell you that your taking from the public purse and need to be sanctioned putting you in real hardship then inform them about this Royal parasite who is actually nothing more than a benefit claimant no different to you. Ask them why she can be the known wealthiest being on Earth with land ownings alone worth more than most elite peoples total supposed riches. How come if you have a small amount of savings in the bank that you cannot claim benefits but she can have astro-diamonds and get even more astro-diamonds off the state? Time to get rid of this New Doge of New Venice and bring about a true nation for the people by the people. How come this Queen can walk around after being convicted by the ITCCS Court for child trafficking and child sacrificial murder?

    -= The Unhived Mind

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