The global finanacial crisis is even hitting home (or should I say “castle”) with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.  Due to tough economic times, the British government is cutting back the Queen’s Salary (to just $50 million a year) and her majesty will reportedly rent out rooms in the Palace for cash during the upcoming Olympics. They say the Queen is actually walking around the Palace turning off lights and turning down the thermostat.  

- She’s also encouraging everyone to cut down on the amount of toilet paper they use after sitting on the Royal Throne.  

- Prince Charles is doing his part: He fired Camilla’s groomer and his brushing her mane himself!