Experts said the investments were not illegal and there is no suggestion the Queen is not paying tax –
but that is not the point. By avoiding tax,
Her Majesty is depriving her citizens of money that could be used for public services.
That is immoral –
and unforgivable [Image: Getty].

Her Majesty the Queen might be forgiven if she spent today wishing the monarch still had the power to execute people. No doubt the advisors who encouraged her to invest in tax havens – and in companies like Bright House, accused of ripping off the very poor – would be heading for the block.

Here‘s the story, as it relates to the Royals:

Millions of pounds of the Queen’s private money is invested in offshore funds in Caribbean tax havens, a huge leak of financial documents referred to as the “Paradise Papers” has revealed.

The documents show that the Duchy of Lancaster, which manages investments for the Queen’s £520m private estate, invested around £10m in the Cayman Islands and Bermuda-based funds.

They also show that the monarch holds small investments, via funds, in businesses including off license chain Threshers and BrightHouse, which has been accused of exploiting people with mental health problems and learning disabilities in order to sell its products.

It is important also to remember that Her Majesty tried to use a state-run poverty fund to heat Buckingham Palace. Was she avoiding tax at this time?

And here’s the public reaction. It seems nobody is keen to support Her Majesty in this:

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