Queen tried to get UK poverty fund to heat palace

 


Queen tried to get UK poverty fund to heat palace

GREGORY KATZ

RAPHAEL G. SATTER

ssociated Press Writers

LONDON (AP) — Even a monarch needs a little help from time to time — especially when the cost of heating those drafty old palaces spirals past $1.5 million a year.

But a request for assistance from a government fund that provides subsidized heating to low-income Britons has caused a spot of bother for Queen Elizabeth II, long one of the world's wealthiest women.

Her Majesty's application in 2004 was politely turned down by the government — in part because of fear of adverse p...



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