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The Royal Wedding - TV / Online Streaming in Hong Kong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hullexile
    No one knows so it is just make a figure up time. For example one estimate I saw included the pro-rata salary of all police and forces as though they would not be paid otherwise.
    Some numbers here. The FoI disclosure for Will and Kate's marriage should a good starting point for security costs. I suspect Met Pet are paid more than WInsor police, and also the security level would have been higher as many more heads of state attended. Seems likely the Harry/Meghan costs would be lower, but in the same order of magnitude.

    Royal wedding 2018: Who's paying? - BBC News

    The link posted by civil_servant implies the wedding cost (ex security) was less than 2 million USD, so I think we can safely say that's a complete load of bollocks.

    To be honest, if we think the security bill will be similar to Will and Kates' marriage, I suspect the tourism alone from visitors to the country would more than offset that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    So which is it Golem, 6 million quid or 94% of 43 million bucks
    Once again, when there's no transparency, there's a lot of guesswork. Bottom line is a lot of taxpayers money for fluff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem
    Once again, when there's no transparency, there's a lot of guesswork. Bottom line is a lot of taxpayers money for fluff
    Bottom line is most likely a sustainable benefit to the taxpayer for an event that brought joy to millions of Britons. The fact that its upset a few misantropes into the bargain makes it a triple win
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBrit
    Bottom line is most likely a sustainable benefit to the taxpayer for an event that brought joy to millions of Britons. The fact that its upset a few misantropes into the bargain makes it a triple win
    I don't really care, it's not my money nor would I waste time watching it. I guess it's good for those colonial brits trying to remember the times when the UK was an empire and mattered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem
    I don't really care, it's not my money nor would I waste time watching it. I guess it's good for those colonial brits trying to remember the times when the UK was an empire and mattered.
    It seems you do care.

    Not sure why you seem to think it is about colonial brits trying to remember the times when the UK was an empire and mattered. Surely there can't be too many 90+ year olds around. Luckily the UK monarchy seems to be moving on unlike its detractors

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    In a poll 56% said the lifestyles of members of the Royal Family were too extravagant. Only 39% thought they were about right and just 1% that they were too modest.
    Similarly, 57% thought the state gave the monarchy too much money - but the older generation more generous with 47% of the over 50s saying it was too much against 66% of the under 30s.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Golem
    In a poll 56% said the lifestyles of members of the Royal Family were too extravagant. Only 39% thought they were about right and just 1% that they were too modest.
    Similarly, 57% thought the state gave the monarchy too much money - but the older generation more generous with 47% of the over 50s saying it was too much against 66% of the under 30s.


    Citation?


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    Quote Originally Posted by kimwy66
    Hope you managed to watch it @Elegiaque. Fortunately there were several live streams on Youtube, so it was very easy to see. It looked to be a lovely day that everyone seemed to enjoy.

    I thought the wedding dress was a bit plain, but her evening dress was beautiful.
    Yes, streamed it on the BBC. No real commentary due to squealing kids. I'm glad someone like her has fallen into this position. Let's see what comes of it in the future!

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    Here's some highlights for those who missed the live action...

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?sto...87383314630872


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