Khaosod reports that The Dictator’s wife made a mistake.*
Somehow or other The Dic’s junta managed to pass an Inheritance Tax Act and someone forgot to exempt the royals.
Heads could have been on the block!
But it has all been sorted out. A new regulation has been published in the Royal Gazette that “exempts top members of the royal family from paying inheritance tax.”
For good measure, its been made retrospective so the fabulously wealthy royals won’t have to pay a 5 percent tax.
Phew! Lucky they worked that out, especially as the old king died in late 2016. What a cock-up that would have been!
Sure, the junta did say that it brought in the “inheritance tax … as a means of reducing economic inequality in the country,” but they didn’t really mean it to apply to the exalted ones.
They are great and they are good, so they deserve all the money they can lay their hands on.
We assume that the Dictator has sorted out his wife’s mistake.*
*We allude to an episode of Fawlty Towers, The Wedding Party: