Queen tells Princes recession not the right time to cut ribbonsNovember 27th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 27 (ANI): The Queen has urged Royal Family members to be mindful of the widening economic slump by refraining from public displays of luxury.
Her Majesty, as a resistant symbol to crisis, wants to send out a message of support that could be hampered if Prince William and Prince Harry are snapped coming out of posh London nightclubs.
The royal heirs, who are aware of the growing recession, are to show support to thousands of people hit by unemployment and expected to behave in public accordingly.
Speaking of the monarchys role during the hard-hitting credit crunch, the Telegraph writes: “The changes will be largely presentational. It has been decided that the princes should stick to military careers rather than glossy, fund-raising events. ”This is not the right time for ribbon-cutting.””
The Queen has herself set examples of support including cutting down her trip costs, recycling old clothing items rather than investing in a new wardrobe, meeting and helping those affected by the economic downturn.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “The Queen, as head of state and head of the nation, and members of the Royal Family are sensitive to and aware of the mood of the nation and always try to reflect that in the work that they do. (ANI)
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