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ExpensesEdit

User:Jkaharper twice removed a sentence I added to the opening paragraphs: "Public funds used by the Queen for official expenditure and duties in 2018 were £47.4 million.[1]". The user's argument is "No other world leader, be they monarch, President, PM etc has a costing of their duties in the opening paragraph". I would argue other politicians and world leaders have their salaries and net worths included in their infoboxes. Indeed there is a designated field for such information in infobox code. With monarchs, pinning down a salary becomes rather meaningless and a fruitless task. While we don't have full transparency over royal finances in the United Kingdom, we do have a figure for the amount of public funds used by the Queen for official expenditure and duties. I believe this is relevant. In the absence of a formal salary, I believe a stipendiary or expense figure should be used instead. Uhooep (talk) 15:38, 12 May 2019 (UTC)

References

  1. ^ "Queen's taxpayer-funded costs up 13% in 2017-18". BBC News. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
It's inappropriate. This is a biography of the woman not a discussion of the monarchy. The finances section is more than sufficient; indeed, I would argue that it's excessive. DrKay (talk) 15:43, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Clearly not needed in the lead as the public funds are related to the Royal Household not directly to the monarch. MilborneOne (talk) 15:48, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
I completely disagree with both comments. I believe this information is highly relevant and directly attributable to Elizabeth. She could just as easily decide to accept £0 from the pubic purse, but she does not. Uhooep (talk) 15:53, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
Are you sure, you do realise Elizabeth does not receive anything from the public purse. MilborneOne (talk) 15:57, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
User:Uhooep you also need to note that re-adding the bit to the lead while this discussion is still open is not good form and could be considered to be disruptive editing, suggest you revert until you get a consensus. MilborneOne (talk) 16:04, 12 May 2019 (UTC)
I moved it to a different section of the article specifically related to finances. Uhooep (talk) 04:48, 13 May 2019 (UTC)

Verbiage: multiple monarchies? or multiple kingdoms? or both?Edit

The verbiage on here basically goes with the concept of 'multiple' monarchies or multiple crowns and almost like a single kingdom. But in actually wouldn't it be a single Monarch (and thus a single monarchy + royal family) reigning over 'multiple' separate kingdoms? or is it both?

i.e. the UNITED Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland backs the concept of a single kingdom. Therefore wouldn't the other realms be separate kingdoms but a same shared Monarch (and thus shared Monarchy)? CaribDigita (talk) 21:57, 14 May 2019 (UTC)

Oldest head of stateEdit

Queen Elisabeth II is NOT the longest lived head of state - Mahathir Mohamad, the PM of Malaysia, is. However, I cannot edit this page. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mark Scone (talkcontribs) 12:52, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 2 July 2019Edit

Change this paragraph: Elizabeth and Philip were married on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey. They received 2,500 wedding gifts from around the world.[51] Because Britain had not yet completely recovered from the devastation of the war, Elizabeth required ration coupons to buy the material for her gown, which was designed by Norman Hartnell.[52] In post-war Britain, it was not acceptable for the Duke of Edinburgh's German relations, including his three surviving sisters, to be invited to the wedding.[53] The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, was not invited either.[54]

To this: Elizabeth and Philip were married on 20 November 1947 at Westminster Abbey. They received 2,500 wedding gifts from around the world.[51] Because Britain had not yet completely recovered from the devastation of the war, Elizabeth required ration coupons to buy the material for her gown, which was designed by Norman Hartnell.[52] In post-war Britain, it was not acceptable for Philip's German relations, including his three surviving sisters, to be invited to the wedding.[53] The Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII, was not invited either.[54]

Because: It's confusing to refer to someone by name then later on only by title in the same paragraph, especially in context of a wedding in which titles change. There may be other examples but this one was particularly confusing to me. 2601:600:967F:FF10:B9C4:C5CC:6796:6C3A (talk) 23:23, 2 July 2019 (UTC)

  Done Highway 89 (talk) 00:01, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
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