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Undercoverbanana Fri 19-Jan-18 08:30:02

I am neither pro or anti royals.

But £180.00 for a buzz cut (William). My DP buzzes his own head every fortnight in the garden for free.

As I understand it (prepared to be told that I'm wrong about this) but don't they get some kind of state handouts? Is this a reasonable use of our money?

I know they have to live in horrible old houses that probably cost a fortune to heat and maintain and I shudder to think about the council tax, but £180.00 for a buzz????

NHS? Schools? Social care? Roads? Potholes? Police? National security? Investment in environmental products - replacing plastics etc? Charities? Legal aid for those disenfranchised? Social justice campaigns ........ Sorry ....... You get the idea.


Justmuddlingalong Fri 19-Jan-18 08:32:43

Who's your source?

HariboForBreakfast Fri 19-Jan-18 08:34:20

Been reading The Sun?

Undercoverbanana Fri 19-Jan-18 08:34:52

They just said about it on the radio.

ButDoYouAvocado Fri 19-Jan-18 08:34:54

Do believe that it did?

NaughtToThreeSadOnions Fri 19-Jan-18 08:35:40

There's a common misconception that money ring fenced for specific uses could be used on the things you've listed nope t couldn't

Ifailed Fri 19-Jan-18 08:36:26

I wonder how much his wife pays for a haircut?

SavvyFishFinger Fri 19-Jan-18 08:37:06

Rejoice that someone has just received £180.

Change the way you view how life works.

ArnoldBee Fri 19-Jan-18 08:38:38

The profit from the Duchy if Cornwall supports Kate and William so the more cute little biscuits you buy the more money there us to support them. Also William had a few million from his mother's will so don't worry the country isn't being deprived of valuable funds due to his haircut.

GrimDamnFanjo Fri 19-Jan-18 08:38:46

He does look a million times better though [shallow, misses point].

Eve Fri 19-Jan-18 08:39:40

..and they know it cost £180 how?

SpoonfulOfJam Fri 19-Jan-18 08:39:48

I spent £15 on 2 toys, to bribe my 4yo Into the barbers chair. Barber did an amazing job, charged £7.50, I told them to keep the change from a tenner. £25 pounds for a boys (very short) cut. What a mug.

I imagine I'll be spending £180 on boys haircuts in no time.

StorminaBcup Fri 19-Jan-18 08:40:12

Perhaps the idea is that the celebrity hairdressers charge more for being discreet? Obviously not worked in this instance though hmm

Dipitydoda Fri 19-Jan-18 08:45:06

I thought the duchy of Cornwall estate pays for William and Harry

billybagpuss Fri 19-Jan-18 08:45:37

The boys are both wealthy in their own right, Diana's estate would have been divided between the two of them, if he wants to spend £180 of his own money on a hair cut thats his business. Contrary to what republicans seem to believe every thing the Royals spend does not come out of the public purse. The money they receive from the civic list is to maintain the properties and expenses for public events everyone seems to think this is their salary - its not.

LarkDescending Fri 19-Jan-18 08:47:47

The Civil List was abolished around 2013 I think.

saladdays66 Fri 19-Jan-18 08:48:27

I think the Sun needs a proofreader:

Prince William ​shows off new close-shaved hair stye

grin grin

And 'shows off', FFS?? He's not parading around going 'look at my hair'. Eurgh.

And OP, if you Google, you can easily find out where the Royal Family gets its money - look at

'state handouts'??? hmm

saladdays66 Fri 19-Jan-18 08:49:50

Or this might be a better source -

Majuna Fri 19-Jan-18 08:50:00

He does look a million times better though

I agree.

I also hope he tipped them.

BarbaraofSevillle Fri 19-Jan-18 08:50:53

I agree Grim, he's been crying out for having his hair cut like that for years.

I suppose the £180 was for someone sufficiently discrete and professional to visit him personally at a venue of his choosing, plus possibly a tidy up of ear and neck hair, although when I saw it on the news this morning, I thought, 'did he have a back, sack and crack wax as well for that price'.

highinthesky Fri 19-Jan-18 08:50:55

Wills looks far more modern for it.

However, if he’d asked me to quote him first, he would have found that it can be done for an economical £178.99.

BarbaraofSevillle Fri 19-Jan-18 08:51:58

And yes I do now realise I used the wrong discrete/discreet.

whirlygirly Fri 19-Jan-18 08:52:42

High grin what a bargain.

Mrsmadevans Fri 19-Jan-18 08:53:00

I want to see the pic please ...Anyone?

southeastdweller Fri 19-Jan-18 08:55:25

Daily Mail link:

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