Watching all the TV coverage on channels from all over the world, I have seen a few channels dig out a few of the Anti monarchists who drivel on about the cost, undemocratic, old fashioned etc etc of the Royals in general and the wedding in particular! My view, as a Royalist who took the oath of allegiance over 50 years ago, is that it is a good thing, far better than having to pay some spiv such as Blair for being President! As for cost, if my memory serves me right, the civil list was introduced in return for the Royal family handing over the income from the Crown Estates in 1760! See some recent details :- quote "For example, the Crown Estate produced £200 million for the Treasury in the financial year 20078, whereas parliamentary funding for the monarch was £40 million during the same period. The Crown Estate is one of the largest property owners in the United Kingdom, worth over £6.6 billion"! Add this to all the tourist revenue the Royals bring in & I think Britain is doing rather well out of it! Not forgetting that recent polls show that over 67% of the British public still support the Royals! What do other Arrsers think? I would like to have done a poll but my PC skills arn't up to it!!