Queen Elizabeth Told to Use Her Own Money to Pay for Prince Philip’s Funeral

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Demands have been made for how Queen Elizabeth should fund Prince Philip’s funeral…

But it seems Prince Philip’s future funeral plans have been a topic of debate for many.

Slamming the royal family, for a very big reason.

Since her coronation on February 6th, 1952, she surpassed Queen Victoria’s old record of sixty-three years on the throne in 2015.

This is her father, King George VI, on a stamp from the year 2012.

He was portrayed by Colin Firth in the 2010 movie The King’s Speech, which centered around the overcoming of his fear of public speaking.

He married the Queen’s mother and namesake, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Here they are with their parents, The Earl and Countess of Strathmore, the Duchess and Duke of York, and King George V and Queen Mary.

They were Elizabeth, born on April 21st, 1926, and Margaret, born 21st August 1930. Here they are with their mother (second from left) and their father (far right) at Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh, in 1937.

Queen Elizabeth has very historic ancestors.

She had biological ties to the majority of European royalty. Some of her most famous relatives include Queen Victoria I (pictured here) who ruled from 1837 to 1901, and King George III, who ruled from 1760 to 1820.

During WWII, she and Margaret were evacuated to Windsor to keep them safely out of London. While there, Elizabeth made her first public appearance by way of radio broadcast. She famously said, “that in the end, all will be well; for God will care for us and give us victory and peace.”

Here she is with her parents, sister, and the then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Winston Churchill.

Elizabeth’s father appointed her colonel-in-chief of the Grenadier Guards and she made her first public appearances inspecting her troops.

Elizabeth, the King’s first-born, automatically became the Queen of England.

She was crowned at Westminster Abbey at the meager age of twenty-seven. Interestingly, Elizabeth’s was the first coronation to be shown on television.

Elizabeth married Philip Mountbatten (a distant relative of hers) on November 20th, 1947, when she was just twenty-one. She’d met Philip aged thirteen and the 2 quickly became totally smitten.

Queen Elizabeth was known for being more reserved and thoughtful, while Philip always had a reputation for being a bit bold and brash, and he has always had something of a mixed reputation in high society.

Soon after their marriage, they were required to take the last name of Windsor, which caused tension between the pair. There have also been numerous public scandals, including rumors of Philip’s infidelity. But to this very day, the couple remain happily married.

Their first child, Charles, was born in 1948, and is pictured on the left. Their second child, Anne, soon followed in 1950.

And whilst being a mother and a wife, Queen Elizabeth has successfully ruled the United Kingdom over the years, and she has also made herself into a very loved monarch.

So of course, the couple has had to think about his funeral arrangements and whether he should be entitled to a full-blown state funeral.

During an interview with The Daily Express, anti-monarchy campaigner Graham Smith, the CEO of Republic, has launched an attack on the Queen and the Royal Family on this very matter.

Republic is an organization that campaigns for the abolishment of the Royal Family and wants Queen Elizabeth II to be replaced by an elected, democratic head of state.

Smith said anyone who is not the monarch should not have their funeral and the policing costs that come with it paid for by the UK taxpayer.

“I can understand with the monarch if you are the head of state and there is a state funeral offered then you might understand why the taxpayer would pay for it.”

“I think it would be childish to suggest we do not do that with the Queen.”

“I think with Prince Philip he is a private citizen, he happens to be the husband of the monarch.”

“I don’t see why the taxpayer should be asked to do that. “It will cost the taxpayer a lot anyway because of the policing.”

“I just think that royals tend to conflate themselves with the state and they seem to think everything they do needs to be funded by us.”

“I think that it is not appropriate, and I hope that point is being made clear to them while Prince Philip is still alive.”

According to The Mirror, Prince Philip has “expressed a preference for something a little more simple.”

“He may be entitled to a full-blown state funeral, but the Duke has expressed a preference for something a little more simple – and he’s been closely involved with the arrangements, which are being coordinated by the Lord Chamberlain’s Office at Buckingham Palace,” Royal reporter Zahra Mulroy explained.  

So, there’s no knowing how the funeral would be funded. For more on the Royal Family, scroll on to find out why the Queen may never see Archie again…