Not all, Frank. Many don't get anything from the civil list and if you noticed, Charles actually took almost 50% drop in his share if the civil list last year. He also pays for his wife, his sons and daughter in law so they aren't a burden either. And, may I say, that the Queen may get a lot of money each year but its not her pocket money. It is used to maintain the royal palaces that actually belong to the country and attract lots of visitors, it is used to pay for the visits she makes and the entertaining she hosts for visiting dignitaries so that supports hundreds of small businesses who supply her and the palaces. And it pays the wages of hundreds of staff who would otherwise be out of a job. I don't think you can complain ... If we didnt have the royal family we'd have weasly politicians and would they attract as many tourists who spend a lot of money in this country and keep restaurants and hotels etc in business? I think not.