Queen's 'rainy day' fund down to last £1m

Cash-strapped Britons, know your hard-working Head of State struggles with you. The Queen's rainy day bank account is down to its last million. Not a lot considering the 430-plus staff cost of £19.5m each year.

Happily the Queen's taxpayer-supported sovereign grant is to climb from £31m to almost £38m. A not so shabby 20% rise. Does she need the raise? %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%