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Will Meghan Markle be able to keep her US Citizenship?

On marriage to Prince Harry, Will Megan Markle be able to keep her US Citizenship?

Former Buckingham Palace press secretary Dickie Arbiter told News Corp said the citizenship issue surrounding Miss Markle was ‘an interesting one’. ‘Meghan can marry Harry but it would be in her interest to become a British citizen,’ he said.
May not even NEED British citizenship, let alone give up her American one.

There is also a precedent, already discussed way back in he past….

Universal Credit replaces Child Tax Credit

How does Universal Credit affect the Child Benefit portion

If all your children were born before 6 April 2017

You get the child element for all your children.

If one or more of your children were born on or after 6 April 2017

You could get the child element of Child Tax Credit for up to 2 children. You might get the child element for more children if exceptions apply.

April Fools Stories 2017

Since at least as early as 1392, the date of the 1st April has been used as “April Fools Day”.

It has also been common for the “April Fool pranks and stories” to only be applied until 12 midday on the 1st April, and never any earlier than the 1st April itself.

The New British £1 Coin

The new 12-sided £1 Coin is classed as the most secure coin in the world, made with a number of features that make it much more difficult to counterfeit.

This new coin becomes legal tender on 28th March 2017.

US Deporting Illegal Immigrants

From 2017: President Donald Trump plans to deport 2 to 3 million undocumented immigrants.
Between 2009 and 2015 President Barack Obama removed more than 2.5 million people through immigration orders.
Between 2001 and 2009 President George W. Bush’s deported just over two million.

£369m Buckingham Palace repairs

Who pays for Buckingham Palace repairs?
There are reports that Buckingham Palace needs £369m of essential repairs.
Some say these repairs should be paid by the Queen, while others say it should be paid by the Government.

The Crown Estates owns Buckingham Palace and therefore is the body that should theoretically pay for the repairs.

The Cost of the British Royal family

Does the Royal Family actually cost anything, once everything is taken into account?

£4.15 Annual Gross Income to HM Treasury per year, per head of population, from Crown Estates.
£0.62 Annual Cost of the Royal family per year, per head of population, taken from that Crown Estates Income, leaving:
£3.53 NET Annual Income to HM Treasury per year, per head of population