The Independent (London, England), September 11, 1994 | Go to article overview
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CLAIRE RAYNER, agony aunt and author: I use left- overs to make bits and bobs for the next day's meal - the Queen should do the same. I would also suggest the family turn down the heating and wear thicker clothes in winter.

DEREK JAMESON, broadcaster: Emigrate. It's the only way to save money in this country.

NOELLE WALSH, editor, The Good Deal Directory: The royals could make money by selling their clothes to a dress agency. Another useful tip is when envelopes aren't sticky any more, put them in the microwave for two or three seconds and this should rejuvenate them.

PATRICK LEABURN, postman: If the Royal Family want to save on their phone bill they should learn to use a pay phone.

KATH, pensioner: The royals should get rid of their palaces and make do with one home.

CLEM, Big Issue vendor: I'm sure a lot of the royal staff could be replaced by domestic appliances.

RUTH FALBY, housewife: The Princess of Wales could trade in her one-off dresses at one of those cut-price designer second-hand shops.

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