It's an odd day when I'm in agreement with the Taxpayers' Alliance, but they agree with me so fair enough.
"July it was revealed that it cost the taxpayer 62p per person to keep the Royal Family.
The total cost of keeping the monarchy was £38.2m during the 2009-10 financial year, a drop of 7.9% (£3.3m) on the previous year."
That's a lot. Too much.