A member of the British Parliament went on a verbal rampage recently against the royal family, and she had some shocking things to say about Kate Middleton. The MP shamed the Duchess for allegedly being out of touch with the poor families of Great Britain.
Emma Dent Coad, Member of Parliament for Kensington in London, called Middleton “disgusting” for spending 170 pounds (approximately $225) on a dress.
“That’s a food bill for a family of four. That’s absolutely outrageous,” said Coad.
According to The Mirror, this isn’t the first time Coad has spoken out against the Windsor family, and she doesn’t think the country should be supporting their lavish lifestyle.
2 jumpers at £150 each…
— Denis Skinner (@BolsoverBeast) September 26, 2017
The royal family does get support from British taxpayers in a few different ways. According to Discovery Finance, William & Kate are reimbursed for expenses they incur while performing ambassador duties, while Queen Elizabeth receives nearly $13 million a year for her performance of regal duties and to cover her costs.
The biggest break for the House of Windsor is the fact that they do not have to pay for any of their housing. The costs of the palaces they live in are funded by the government. Imagine what you could do without paying rent or a mortgage.
Coad is tired of the royal family, and she told Sky News that she is not a fan of the BBC’s coverage of them, calling it “sickeningly gratuitous.” She also believes their coverage is politically biased, controlled by the monarchy, and “part of the propaganda machine.”
The MP has refused to meet with Queen Elizabeth, despite being invited, because she doesn’t want to fund the royal family.
According to The Daily Star, Coad is not a fan of Prince Harry, either. Earlier this week, while the prince was enjoying the Invictus Games with girlfriend Meghan Markle, Coad made fun of his military service and said he wasn’t good enough to be a helicopter pilot.
During his time in the British Army, Prince Harry rose to the rank of Captain and served two tours in Afghanistan.
— West Coast Response (@west_response) September 27, 2017
As for Middleton, she is expecting her third child with Prince William next spring, and bookies are already taking bets what they will name the baby.
The popular choices are James, Diana, and Donald (after President Trump). It’s probably safe to say that Emma will not be on the list of choices.