People, May 31, 1971

It really wasn't the best time to ask for a raise, but what with inflation and spiraling servants' wages, the lady of the house went ahead with it anyway. Last week Queen Elizabeth II formally petitioned Parliament to boost the royal budget, which has stayed at $1,140,000 for nearly 20 years. Noting that she was "anxious to limit the burden that any new provision would impose on her people at this time," the Queen said that she would give up her own annual salary of $144,000 if Parliament would raise the allowance of her...

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