Living like a kingor queenis expensive. Queen Juliana of The Netherlands, for example, has long been about to go broke on her $690,500 "civil list" salary. After all, out of that amount she has to pay the wages of some 280 workers of her palace household, ranging from chamberlain to chambermaid. Sympathetic Dutch legislators are expected to double Juliana's base pay, making her Europe's highest-paid monarch. The list:
Britain's Elizabeth II 1,330,000
Belgium's Baudouin 1,068,000
Denmark's Frederick IX 657,000
Sweden's Gustav VI Adolf 533,000
Greece's Constantine XIII 500,000
Norway's Olav V 225,000...