It is Queen ElizabethEncouragement Prince William Kate MiddletonAre they trying to reduce their spending? One report claims that the monarch has put the Cambridges on a spending plan. Here’s what we know about the couple’s allegedly penny-pinching.
Queen ‘Tightening The Palace Purse Strings’?
This week Life & Style Reports: Queen Elizabeth asks Prince William (and Kate Middleton) to curb their spending. The annual Sovereign Grant report recently revealed that the couple’s expenditure reached an all-time high last year. According to the report, the Firm’s expenses increased by 17 percent, and it was mostly due to the Cambridges’ costly travel expenses. And after seeing the price tag on the couple’s recent tour Caribbean tour, the queen apparently ordered an intervention.
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“The queen summoned William and Kate to Windsor Castle for an urgent meeting,”An insider’s view. “She demanded they curb their spending and even asked one of the secretaries to put together a budget spreadsheet, which the queen’s instructed they stick to.”The couple is moving into Windsor Castle and Her Majesty seems to be covering their moving costs. “The queen has banned them from hiring an expensive interior designer,”The tipster muses. “She wants to teach them a lesson—that money doesn’t grow on trees!”
Queen Elizabeth puts Cambridges in Place ‘On A Budget’?
It’s always amusing when tabloids grossly underestimate the complexity of royal lives. It’s almost funny to picture the queen sitting the Cambridges down, handing them a piece of paper entitled “Family Budget,”Teaching them how to balance a bank account. Of course, this didn’t happen, and the magazine is kidding itself if it truly buys this dubious insider’s testimony.
We aren’t disputing that William and Middleton’s spending last year probably raised some red flags. The couple’s Caribbean tour was almost universally seen as a disaster that cost British taxpayers millions. The couple may have even been reprimanded and instructed not to repeat their mistakes—that isn’t a radical claim to make.
However, the Crown has the Cambridges as employees. They have their own people to manage their finances and plan their travels, not relying on the queen. And we’re certain that any budget adjustments would need to be run through multiple people, not just the Cambridges themselves.
Finally, even if this did require a personal sit-down between Middleton, William, and the royal matriarch, we’re certain the details of such a meeting would be kept private. There wouldn’t be any talk of it in the tabloids, and Life & Style surely wouldn’t be the one to break the news.
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It’s Life & Style‘s past reporting on the royal couple that really sealed the deal here. The magazine has never been capable of providing accurate insight into the duke and duchess’Your lives. Last year, the outlet claimed Middleton was battling Camila Parker Bowles for the crown as the queen’s health faltered. The tabloid also reported that Middleton was secretly pregnant with twins. The tabloid also reported that William and Middleton were arguing over the best way to raise Prince George. So, no, we aren’t buying anything Life & Style Selling is key when it comes the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge.