Its not really the Royals fault if Officers act like fuckwits, they would do the same if they wanted to brown nose a president. The Royals manage to visit places all over the country without roads being dug up.On the otherside of the coin is the amount of money invisibly spent on the by fawning civil servants and senior officers who are all secretly hoping for a New Years Honours List mention. Letting them play with military helicopters and planes, arranging litter picking details at a residence or two, putting them up in ski lodges in germany and the associated logistics including CP, enhanced royal level catering and transport. I recall one royal visit to a major HQ: The roads had been re-surfaced a couple of months prior and sleeping policement were located around the facility. Can't have sleeping policemen for a Royal Roller to drive over, remove them, yes, but then the road will look patched, ah, re-surface all the roads so they match, and then afterwards they put the sleeping policemen back. And, that is without mentioning that the officers mess was fully re-carpetted a couple of days before the visit........having only been done the previous year, when the norm used to be re-do every ten years, I believe. Those things cost the tax payer millions taken across the board and are not factored into any of the "Firm's" accounting, or tax returns.