Under increasing pressure to reduce costs and boost income into the royal household, the Queen and Prince Philip are rumoured to be considering auctioning off some of their assets, starting with Prince Charles.
“The idea came while the Queen was taking in her daily fix of Bargain Hunt,” her spokesman said.
“She realised that although some things may be old, worn out, a little weird and past their best, there is always some idiot willing to buy them.”
The auctioneer at Sotheby’s has described the potential royal lot as a ‘fine example of modern day monarchy; slightly bronzed through frequent travel, house trained and hardly used’.
“This lot comes will prove to be great value,” he told us. “As well as a Prince, you will also acquire his wife, a lifetime’s supply of biscuits and most of Cornwall”
Although we are yet to have official confirmation of the sale, speculation has been heightened by the Queen placing a £1M bet with Ladbrokes that Prince William will be the next King.