I love money, says Queen

THE best thing about being monarch is the huge amount of money you get, the Queen has confirmed.

With her income set to increase by five percent next year, the Queen said she planned to continue having an absolutely brilliant time.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: “When the Crown Estates accountants presented the latest figures she just put her head back and started laughing quietly to herself.

“Then she smiled and shook her head and said, ’38 million quid a year – it just keeps getting better, doesn’t it?’.”

The spokesman added: “Then she got a list out of her handbag and started going through it.

“First thing she asked was, ‘can I get loads more horses?’ and then ‘what about two really big helicopters – a blue one and a red one?’ Then she announced that she was going to order the longest table in the world.

“When the accountants said that was all fine she just nodded and said ‘nice – nice, nice, nice, nice‘.”

It is understood the Queen later telephoned the King Juan Carlos of Spain, said ’38 million’ and then hung up on him.