Times are tough and that means everybody is cutting back, no matter how many jewels they happen to wear in their crown.
Even Queen Elizabeth II, also known as the world’s largest personal landowner, is getting more frugal in her spending. According to Buckingham Palace, Her Royal Highness has shrunk her budget to $57.8 million, down from $62.8 million last year. How she can survive on that we don’t know.
Palace officials say the drop is because the Queen took fewer charter flights, and refunded money to the U.K. government after selling her helicopter. But just because she’s economizing doesn’t mean we should act like she’s not like she’s not loaded. She’s still worth about $446 million and each Brit pays about 94 cents to support the queen’s household.