So we have been fortunate and the current monarch has been personable and popular but we have no guarantee about the next incumbent or the one after that.
Erm, I think we do know what the next monarch, and the one after that are going to be like.
Still, each to their own. Personally, I'm with Boboff on this one.
And lets not forget that the Queen's income gets spent in this country. Out of her income she has to pay salaries for cleaners, cooks, gardeners etc. She's responsible for maintaining the Royal residences, most of which are open to the public, draw tourists and have huge historical significance. That maintenance goes on paying specialist craftspeople and preserving their skills.
Anyway, I thought a lot of the cost of the Jubilee celebrations was donated? I suspect the Jubilee will boost the economy not make it worse.