The British constitution must be added with a law to consider the royal family expenses on public taxes. The lack of law, however, does not mean that it doesn’t occur now. Months after the luxurious wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that costed over £32 million, another royal family member wants to test the taste of taxpayers’ money.
The turn has got to unknown princess Eugenie who means to marry a guy named as Jack. As the Mirror reported, over £2 million is allocated for the security, and only security, of the ceremony of the happy princess.
The high cost of security measures is due to the recent recurrent terrorist attacks in London and other British cities. Besides, the couple want to ride an open-top carriage through the streets of Windsor for which the taxpayers need to pay more.
The wedding of Princess Eugenie Victoria Helena to Jack Brooksbank is planned to be held on October 12. Brooksbank is the ambassador for George Clooney’s Casamigos tequila brand.
The high cost of the wedding is announced while Princess Eugenie has no royal duties and is ninth in row to the throne. Prince Andrew, Eugenie’s father, reportedly called for a wedding on the scale of his nephew Harry’s. As a trusted source told the Mirror:
The Duke of York has insisted his daughter’s wedding must be a huge occasion to be remembered and wants everyone to get on board to celebrate the happy couple.
Calling for open-top carriage was criticized by Labour MP Emma Dent Coad for its lavish sense, security issues, and financial expenses. “In these times of heightened security risks, it’s irresponsible for a minor member of the royal family to have a high-profile, very public wedding. This may be the time to review the role and cost of minor royals,” Dent Coaz told the paper.
Labour MP for Derby North Chris Williamson also criticized the plans for wedding saying, “it really is an outrage when you’ve got people sleeping rough and gripped by poverty that people are indulging in this conspicuous consumption.
The high expenses of the wedding are being paid while recent official statistics showed that the number of homeless people in London and other big cities of UK has soared in previous years.