It's going to cost how much? Outrage as security costs for upcoming royal wedding double
UK taxpayers have been hit with a huge security bill for the upcoming royal wedding
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CELEBRITY British royal family
Princess Eugenie may be ninth in line to the British throne, but costs for the security of her upcoming wedding are still sky-high.
After the recent terrorist attack on Westminster in London, the budget for security at the minor royal's wedding has practically doubled, enraging some members of the British public. It will now cost an estimated £2 million to ensure safety at the upcoming wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Labour MP for Derby North, Chris Williamson commented on the elevated costs on Twitter.
Who is Princess Eugenie and why are we paying £2m towards her wedding?!https://t.co/g4Knhi96JW— Chris Williamson MP #JC9, yes 9 (@DerbyChrisW) 17 August 2018
Broadcaster Andrew Neil also weighed in, criticising the extravagance of the minor royal's wedding.
Princess Eugenie, an irrelevant 9th in line to throne who performs no royal duties, reported to want an open top carriage thru Windsor when she marries some “tequila brand” ambassador. Fair enough. But on what possible should taxpayers foot the cost (£2m — largely security)?— Andrew Neil (@afneil) 17 August 2018
Others joined the condemnation of the security costs for the upcoming wedding on social media, pointing out that it wasn't fair that the Royals will have the bill for their wedding footed by the taxpayer, when most people cannot afford a wedding at a fraction of the cost.
I knew a struggling father of a bride who was too proud to accept a contribution of a hundred quid from the grooms parents. For the tax payer to be asked to pay £2m towards this wedding when the royal family's net worth is tens of billions is ridiculous https://t.co/kALPTbXqvE— Peter Stefanovic (@PeterStefanovi2) 17 August 2018
Why on earth are taxpayers forking out £2 million to provide security for a woman who's 9th in line for the throne and carries out NO public duties????https://t.co/DAKEwlX9Hv— Denis Skinner (@BolsoverBeast) 17 August 2018
The date is set for October 12, when the Queen's granddaughter will marry 31-year-old tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank. The guest list is rumoured to include a-list names such as Cara Delevigne and George and Amal Clooney.
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