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Lumley or Attenborough for president - Alibhai Brown

The writer and republican Yasmin Alibhai Brown claims Joanna Lumley or David Attenborough would make ideal candidates for a UK president as she clashes with former minister Lord Jones who supports the Queen and spending on the monarchy.

Accounts published Monday by Buckingham Palace reveal the total public cost of supporting the monarchy for the year to March 2010 was £38.2m - about 62p per person.

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