In case people ouside the UK don't know what this is about, the government has just awarded the Queen a 66% pay rise to fund a £369m ten-year refurbishment of Buckingham palace, in a time of austerity (for everyone except the wealthy) and of drastic cuts to the NHS, education, libraries and other essential public services.
I couldn't resist a What-If fantasy.
P.S. It seems to have provoked a discussion on Facebook. Anyone interested can see it here.