British royal Queen Elizabeth II has paid lawyers $180,000 (GBP100,000) to
draw up new contracts, banning royal staff from revealing Buckingham Palace
The royal family were left reeling after former butler Paul Burrell
revealed all about his life with DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES - so the Queen has
taken measures to ensure no-one else can expose life behind the palace
Lawyers have set up an air-tight confidentiality agreement will ban the
420 royal staff selling stories to the press - if they do, any money earned
must be donated to charity.
The extra costs have been revealed after Buckingham Palace unveiled its
spending for 2003/2004.
According to new figures, each Briton contributed $1.23 (GBP0.68) towards
the cost of maintaining the royals - a total of $50 million (GBP36.8 million).