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The Royal Fiasco

As I woke up today & dragged myself half asleep to our living room , I found my mother watching the royal wedding on TV. I was already looking down my nose on  this royal nonsense, partially owing to my coworkers bubbly (read:sickly) excitement about it for the last week and primarily because of the whole thing being ‘non-ethical’ in my not-so-humble opinion. Many thoughts flashed through my mind when the budget of the wedding was mentioned and it came to noone’s surprise that there wasn’t any; so I started thinking what could have been done with that much money. For starters cutting the cost of china used in the royal dinner to less than a million makes sense to me. It would have served food for those who lost everything in the devastating earthquake in Japan.

The security alone for the whole event is estimated to be around the lines of $20 million which reminded me of the on-going struggle in the middle-east country and royal-wedding-cartoonwhere this money could have been used. And whats mind boggling is the fact that all this is coming out of the tax payers pocket, where the Queens land is in of the worst economic times as 1.6 million will lose their jobs because of austerity cuts. Not to forget the 600000 public sector jobs are to be axed this year and they think this distraction will make them all jolly and forget about the time where they will be living on $100/week till they get a new job.

Overall, I think the wedding was an utter waste of money and that those who went ahead an enjoyed the event are naught but fools. As Mary Wollstonecraft, said in her 1792 A Vindication of the Rights of Woman:

“Taxes on the very necessaries of life, enable an endless tribe of idle princes and princesses to pass with stupid pomp before a gaping crowd, who almost worship the very parade which costs them so dear.”

 

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5 Comments to "The Royal Fiasco"

  1. Munis says:

    If a person is wealthy and also contributes to the good of people (playing there part) , why they should not spend money on themselves ?

    • fizz says:

      Munis , when the expenditure on the whole wedding was taken out from tax payers. The govt provided the funds for the whole thing hence tax payers have the right to decide how their govt spend their money.

  2. Hina says:

    and good name given to article..it is nothing but a silent defeat covered with luster affluence and of course brilliance..!!

  3. Hina says:

    I think no one could defend that “royal” way of wasting money..!! if they have such sensitive hearts then they would have done some thing better than their charities of WW-II..And I think it is crystal clear to all of us including British royalties that this regal exhibition of wealth and “loftiness” in a single marriage ceremony could give a new life to people of Haiti (just an example to show real need of charity or whatever)..!!

  4. Munis says:

    I think you are taking one sided perspective here . The royal British family has been one of the favorite monarchies in the world , it has been proven by polls and public opinion . They have helped their nation in the most crucial times (WW II) , all in all they have been with the people , apart from medieval times . The family earns ALOT of money and they do spend money on charities and public causes . I think its justified that they keep their long tradition alive and the British nation celebrates with them .

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