Broke Down Palace: Queen Elizabeth down to last million!

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LONDON, UK – It seems Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is dropping a few pounds in the New Year and it’s not cuz the ol’ gal’s cutting carbs.

The Royal family could become commoners (gasp). Well, probably not.

A report from British lawmakers say the Queen’s got just 1 million pounds left in financial reserves after the royal household spent 2.3 million pounds over its budget last year.

In U.S. dollars, that’s $3.8 million more than their $51.4 million budget that was provided by taxpayers last year.

The report also criticized the royals’ “complacency” in letting 39% of their royal buildings and land slip into a state of disrepair.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson says maintaining the royal family’s estate, like the recent roof repair job at Windsor Castle or the removal of asbestos from Buckingham Palace, is a “priority!”

Asbestos? In the palace?

Maybe living like royals isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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