Brits demand Princess Eugenie's wedding shouldn't be funded by tax payers
2 October 2018, 11:57 | Updated: 2 October 2018, 13:31
Over 28,000 people have signed a petition to stop the royal wedding coming out of the tax payer's pocket.
The Princess is tying the knot with businessman Jack Brooksbank - but Brits are adamant that her celebrations should not be at the tax payer's expense.
An anti-monarchy group named Republic have launched an online petition, arguing that the celebrations are a 'personal event' disguised as a 'national occasion'.
They claim: "Eugenie carries out no royal duties and there is little public interest in another royal wedding - even the BBC has chosen not to broadcast it - yet the royals are forcing another costly wedding upon us.
"A royal wedding is a private, personal event, dressed up as a national occasion. That lets the royals use weddings as PR exercises and to expect the taxpayer will pay a large part of the costs.
"If the royals want to turn Eugenie and Jack's big day into a public event, they need to pick up the bill – all of it."
So far, the petition has racked up over £28,000 signatures, and is still expected to climb.
Princess Eugenie is ninth-in-line to the the throne, falling behind the likes of Prince Charles, Prince William, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Louis, Prince Harry, father Prince Andrew and older sister Princess Beatrice.