Olympic Follies Rob The Royals
The Queen's request for a minimum £4 million annual increase has been rejected by the government.
A £32 million backlog of essential repairs has built up...despite the repeated pleas to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport the Royal Family feared that they would be squeezed out by the rising costs of the Olympic Games whose budget has doubled from the original £4 billion to closer to £9 billion.
"We cannot be optimistic," said the source. "We are going to carry on trying persuade the DCMS. But it is the Olympics. A number of people, including us, have suffered from it."
And will continue to suffer from its prodigious waste, is it really too late to let Paris have them?