All seems highly corrupt not to mention the event itself was lame. I hate the idea that the charities have to pay tribute to QEII when it should be the RF working for
the charities. Hate
how they're turning her into a living god in recent years. Of course her family has huge vested interest in pulling that off.
I agree about the event: http://www.thepatronslunch.com
The exorbitant fee is to raise $$ to fund a new fund: the patron's fund:
The Patron?s Fund has been established to support the charitable organisations across the UK and the Commonwealth for which Her Majesty The Queen acts as a Patron.
The Patron?s Lunch has chosen this charity to celebrate the work of the many charities supported by The Queen and to raise funds that will provide a tangible legacy on the occasion of Her Majesty?s 90th birthday. More than 350 Patron?s Charities will have the opportunity to apply for a share of the fund, subject to meeting the funding criteria.
The Patron?s Fund will distribute all donations within 12 months of The Patron?s Lunch. A full report on how the funds have been distributed and the difference they will make in communities across the UK and the Commonwealth will be shared on this website.
Registered Charity No. 1164171
The whole thing could be a Monty Python sketch: we are bringing all the Queen's charities together, and charging a fee, to raise money for the Queen's charities (not yours, well maybe) and to eat cheese and drink Pimms. And you need to give back the basket when you are done with it. No brollies please, we will be supplying plastic bags!