To think if Kate & Wills want to live at Middleton Manor...

(151 Posts)
PeriodMath Thu 25-Jul-13 14:06:36

They should foot the £6000 a day bill for security and the £900 an hour helicopter circling overhead?

Shouldn't they be staying in a royal palace - isn't that the point of them? Big safe estates away from prying eyes?

fatfingers Thu 25-Jul-13 14:08:15

Wouldn't they still have to have the security wherever they were staying?

olidusUrsus Thu 25-Jul-13 14:08:33

But... but... William has a job so he doesn't need taxpayers money! Right? RIGHT!?

Sentences like that have been featuring on a lot of the monarchy based threads floating around right now. YANBU.

olidusUrsus Thu 25-Jul-13 14:09:39

Wouldn't they still have to have the security wherever they were staying?

Good point, they should always pay for their security, wherever they are.

Pootles2010 Thu 25-Jul-13 14:10:41

Are we definitely paying it?

olidusUrsus Thu 25-Jul-13 14:14:08

Are we definitely paying it?

I don't even know if we can tell. They're exempt from the freedoms of information act, aren't they? I think they are, anyway.

ReallyTired Thu 25-Jul-13 14:14:55

I think its depressing the fact that there are people who want to kill a young mother, father and their newborn baby. I hope that any other newborn who is at risk of being murdered is protected by the tax payer as well. Sadly children like Victoria Climbe, Peter Conelley could have been saved for a fraction of the price.

I can't blame Kate for wanting a bit of "normality" and staying with her parents.

KD0706 Thu 25-Jul-13 14:17:15

I read somewhere (??) that the cost of protecting them is higher at the Middleton home because the royal palaces are geared up for security and Middleton house is t.

But I can see why Kate wants to be with her family. Difficult one

EasterHoliday Thu 25-Jul-13 14:19:23

I suspect that security is one of the main reasons the Middletons recently moved to this mega house and I'll wager that the cost of it was assisted by the royal family somehow (I still can't get my head around paper plates and streamers generating enough to buy a £4.5m house cash)

IvanaCake Thu 25-Jul-13 14:19:27

I think they should be allowed to stay wherever they want to. Nobody can blame Kate for wanting her parents support at the moment. And its not their fault there are evil people in the world who want to hurt them.

FreedomOfTheTess Thu 25-Jul-13 14:20:19

The royal palaces are ALREADY secure, but providing security at Bucklebury Palace (it's nickname in the media) is costing extra.

Given all the rooms at Kensington Palace, I'm sure Ma and Pa Middleton could go and stay there.

Surely the palace is MORE secure?!

kim147 Thu 25-Jul-13 14:20:20

Freedom of information - we don't know what security costs and who pays for it.

MPs can't discuss it because the Monarchy cannot be discussed in Parliament.

Still if you want a Monarchy, you have to pay the cost of security.

fishybits Thu 25-Jul-13 14:20:49

Their apartment in Kensington Palace isn't ready because of the asbestos, the cottage they've been living in only has two bedrooms and she wants to be with her mum so where else exactly do you want them to go?

Home to her mum is the only sensible solution and yes there's additional security as there should be when two future Kings of England are under the same roof.

FreedomOfTheTess Thu 25-Jul-13 14:22:24

Never been a royalist, but at least Diana's family had the class not to court publicity, unlike the Middleton mob.

lastnightidreamt Thu 25-Jul-13 14:25:25

I would imagine that there are savings to be made by staying at the Middleton's........no food bills due to Mum's home-cooking, no staff etc grin

Give them a break. Their lives our ours most of the time, I think she deserves a couple of weeks wherever she likes.

PasswordProtected Thu 25-Jul-13 14:27:26

I do not think where they are and what this entails for them is any of our business, even less a fitting subject for idle speculation and uninformed comment.

lastnightidreamt Thu 25-Jul-13 14:28:41

I disagree with you freedom - it's only Pippa who can't stay out of the papers - the rest are very discreet.

Imagine having to be careful of every single thing you say and do, just because of who your daughter chose to marry.

twinklestar2 Thu 25-Jul-13 14:28:49

fishybits - ooh that made me feel weird, thinking of two future kings under one roof. Imagine how her family must feel, to go from being normal to having two future kings stay with them.

EasterHoliday Thu 25-Jul-13 14:28:55

oh come on freedom are you forgetting Raine Spencer? and the brother's speech? you're also comparing apples / pears - landed gentry and a family who need to work for a living, and an era of daily newspapers vs the information superhighway and instant broadcast of every last move.

PostBellumBugsy Thu 25-Jul-13 14:33:05

You could ask the same question for all sorts of things. Who should foot the bill for policing at football matches? Who should foot the bill for police protection for Barak Obama and other high profile visitors to the UK? Who should foot the bill for police protection of high profile criminals as they journey between prison and court? Who should foot the bill for Tony Blair's ongoing police protection?

You could argue that police time gets deployed for lots of 'unworthy cases' - depending on which side of the fence you sit on!

FreudiansSlipper Thu 25-Jul-13 14:33:08

absolutely

but let is not forget what as close to normal lives they do live hmm the royal pr machine constantly reminding us

FreedomOfTheTess Thu 25-Jul-13 14:33:44

Oh dear, how dare I speak out against Katie and her wonderful family, shame on me.

EasterHoliday Thu 25-Jul-13 14:35:30

football clubs pay the bill for policing football matches.
& freedom speak out all you like but make it accurate. Turning up at hospital to visit their daughter and first grandchild isn't exactly courting publicity.

FreedomOfTheTess Thu 25-Jul-13 14:37:32

Football clubs pay towards the cost of policing.

If I go to a football match, money from my ticket goes to the club, and so in some way covers the cost of policing.

I get something for my money there, I get to watch 90 minutes of sport.

What do any of us get for the money being paid towards this security?

Answer: diddly fucking squat!

squoosh Thu 25-Jul-13 14:38:03

EasterHoliday that's interesting about the parents' new house. I bet you're right that they've received 'assistance' in ensuring the new family pile is fit for two kings.

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