The problem is the taxpayer is asked to folk out millions of pounds a year for Royal security, updates to the Palace etc... Meanwhile our education system and NHS are both struggling. Not to mention the growth in child poverty. Those areas should be priorties over a new chandelier for the Palace. Bringing in tourism and token appearances at events around the world doesn't justify spending that much money on them.I disagree. Whilst the royals probably do have their own political views, they have to be seen to be neutral so as not to ostracise sections of the British public. The royals are taxpayer funded (and they bring in tourism and act as representatives for Britain so they're not sponging off the state- a main reason why Harry and his wife were told they won't be receiving security and would have to pay for it themselves because they chose to leave Britain and their royal duties) and people wouldn't be happy if they were paying for someone whose political views treated their own views like dirt.