Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Belgian Civil List – No Reductions After All!

Although I had initially reported that the civil list in Belgium, the funding granted by the government to run the monarchy, was going to be was not the case after all. In fact, in 2011 the five members of the royal family who receive government funding will experience an increase. The total amount now rests at €13.7 million (+/- $18 million).

The funds will be shared thus (in approximate values):

King Albert II       €10.7 million
Queen Fabiola      €  1.5 million
Crown Prince Philippe   €936.000
Princess Astrid     €324.000
Prince Laurent      €312.000

These funds are used to pay for myriad royal events and the day-to-day running of the institution, which remains fairly popular and respected throughout Belgium.

1 comment:

  1. I guess the Belgains saw how much the Danish didn't care how much the monarchy cost and reversed their decision.
    They won't know what they are missing until it is gone. They are worth every penny and more.