Is it well spent? I just don't know. I like the idea of having a royal family but its a lot of money, a lot of these trips are creating goodwill and the like but how much income does having a royal family provide to the country? Any?
when someone uses the tacky smoke and mirrors trick to show how little it costs per day for gas,electric,council tax,taxes,food,mortgage,royalty.......etc they forget that by the end of each week we might have a big fat zero left in our pockets.
the same can't be said for the royals as they give us that wooden dummy hand wave from the helicopter.
let's all make it a penny a year 'cause that is still a lot of wasted but hard earned money.
Have you heard what the "per capita" cost of George Bush is? Mush more!
Our "Tone" having just left the Prime Minister's job, would have become President for Life instead of a "goodwill Ambassador". Taking over from President Margaret Thatcher who has decided to retire from Public Life.