An English parliamentary committee has been grilling Prince Charles' private secretary about the amount of tax he pays, arguing that HRH should be paying more tax on his Duchy of Cornwall estate. Regardless of that, and I have heard this before, HRH chooses to pay tax at the highest marginal rate on the simple income from the estate.
Chooses to pay tax? Either he has to pay tax or he doesn't and I assume from the way it is written, he doesn't.
It reminds me of complaints when our local politicians take advantage of benefits available to them. Either it is their entitlement or it isn't. If it is and you don't like it, then that is the point to argue. That is that they shouldn't be entitled, not whether they take advantage.
The same goes for old Charlie. Why would he choose to pay tax? Tax is not normally a choice. You pay what you are obliged to pay. If he pays tax when he does not have to, then he is a fool. For mine, the Royals should be taxed to the billy-oh. They are very rich, live very comfortably, and while I would wear that the British taxpayer might stump up for the maintenance of all their palaces and castles, and possibly pay them for their public appearances when representing Britain, that is about it. They are rich enough on their own.
But to more important royal matters, yesterday I heard that Princess' Beatrice and Eugenie like to get pissed together and then play table tennis in their underwear. Bless.