£64 million! Err? Bloody hell where does that come from?There have been a number of news stories from marketing companies tooting their own horn with respect to calculating "brand value" in connection with the Sussexes and anything connected with that story. It's their own attempting at using the situation to advertise themselves. I haven't been posting them as overall it's just people speculating and pulling numbers of of their arses.
There is one thing that is interesting in that story though, and it's the calculations that "the Monarchy" costs Canada $62 million per year. That's the cost of the Governor General and the provincial Lieutenant Governors and their offices, not payments to Her Majesty. Canada would be paying at least that much per year to fulfil those functions with or without a monarchy.
A quick google shows multiple news sites saying the UK spends £67 million per year on the monarchy, and the UK gets far more diplomatic and global PR mileage out of them than Canada does out of our spending. For example, how many people reading this could name the Canadian GG without googling it?
It's an interesting perspective.