From our royal correspondent
In a statement issued today from Buckingham Palace, the Queen and Royal family have announced their intention to boost exports in an effort to lessen the impact of the financial deficit on the life of the country.
The statement continues, “We are aware of the high regard with which the Royal family is held throughout the world,” said Her Majesty the Queen. “Accordingly, we have commissioned the Royal Doulton factory to produce a set of commemorative plates and other objets d’art for sale throughout the world. Profits from this enterprise will be channelled directly to the Exchequer.”
Other products, it is understood, will include reproductions of priceless family photo albums containing hitherto unpublished intimate family portraits from across nearly sixty years of the Queen’s reign. It is also rumoured that the Queen has persuaded more than a dozen members of the family to take part in a series of tastefully posed nude photographs which will be published as a calendar for 2011. The Queen recently saw the film “Calendar Girls” on television and was highly impressed by the way large amounts of money could be raised by such an enterprise.
Individual images from the calendar will also be reprinted in a limited issue and sold singly, suitably framed.