The Queen: Tightening the Belt in Cash-Strapped Britain

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Imagine you are 84 years old, you’ve worked your entire life and now your money is running out. To make it, all worse the roof is also leaking.

It’s not a welfare case — that is what’s happening right now at the Buckingham Palace in London. And the 84-year old woman is Queen Elizabeth II, head of England. Though she’s reigned for 60 years and is one of the most wealthy people in the world, the Queen still has to economize due to massive budget cuts by the British Prime Minister David Cameron.

Life could get worse for her within the next years: There is still asbestos in the walls and ceilings at Windsor Castle and the furniture looks –- well, let’s say — dated.

Whether the Queen will decide to change her golden crown into a plastic one has not been reported. At least yet. (via ABC News)

Rick Noack