Buckingham Palace Workers Lose Perk: Is Queen Trying to Save Her Job

Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace staff

won't be enjoying their annual Christmas party. Grinch Queen Elizabeth called it off. She could have made this move to save her job.

The bash would have cost about 50,000 pounds. Such lavish spending could send the wrong signal to a nation in recession at exactly the wrong time. This is a time when many question if The Royals, frequently front page on the tabloids, is an institution which provides much value except attracting tourism. Tourism accounts for about 4.5% of the UK GDP. But right now tourism is also a depressed industry, accelerating the job threat to Queen Elizabeth.