Queen Elizabeth Christmas party canceled

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The rough economy is to blame for the Queen’s Christmas party cancellation.

Queen Elizabeth II has canceled the annual Christmas party that she throws for her staff, which includes over 600 people, not including their guests. MSNBC reports that the Queen feels it inappropriate to celebrate while the rest of the country is feeling the strain of the economy.

BRAEMAR, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she looks out from the royal box during the Braemar Highland Games at The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park on September 4, 2010 in Braemar, Scotland. The Braemar Gathering is the most famous of the Highland Games and is known worldwide. Each year thousands of visitors descend on this small Scottish village on the first Saturday in September to watch one of the more colourful Scottish traditions. The Gathering has a long history and in its modern form it stretches back nearly 200 years. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

While some may look at the Queen’s decision as being appropriate and thoughtful, others find it a little much that the Queen is taking away the staff holiday party which really has nothing to do with others in the country.

“It’s the first time in memory the party’s been canceled. We’re all devastated as it’s a great night when everyone lets their hair down” says a

worker via MSNBC. The party that was to be held would have cost approximately $80,000.

What do you think about the Queen’s decision to cancel the holiday party? Was it noble of her? Should she have taken that away from her workers just because the economy is bad?

Photo: Getty Images

© Effie Orfanides 2010



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