Queen Wears Same Dress Twice: Recession Proven
[Thanks to Martinaitchison.co.uk for the great artwork.]
Very good question, Your Highness.
The answer is that many people did realize what was going on. They just didn't have the guts and/or the power to stop it. See some of my previous blogs and links to the Bank of International Settlements' ruminations about the problem since the early 2000s.
We learn a number of interesting things in the French article. For example:
- The Queen is only 264th on the list of wealthy Brits.
- She has no checking account, no credit cards, no money on her person.
- Her fortune is worth about 320 million pounds (about $477 million).
- A new book by Jon Temple, Living Off the State, accuses the royal accountants of confusing the State's assets with their own private interests.
Ah, the English. The royal family can always bring us a smile, even in the direst of times.