Royal Leftovers

Queen Elizabeth II is on a veritable frugal rampage. The Buckingham frugalista has not only stooped to wearing outfits more than once, but…

She insists that the Buckingham Palace lights are turned off when rooms are vacated and left-overs from banquets are courtesy of NASA (via Wikipedia)

Like the Queen, I, too, turn off lights in vacant rooms, save food and wear clothes more than once. We’re pretty much the same, although I never wear my formal hats twice.

But seriously, if Buckingham effing Palace can re-use leftovers from events, can’t every hotel, conference center and royal dwelling? I’m not sure how the food is “re-used,” but even if it’s fed to the Queen’s corgis, that’d be better than what happens at most catered events in the U.S. (It’s landfilled.)

Sen. Oropeza, this news provides the perfect ammunition to get your catering donation bill passed in the California legislature. I can see it now: ‘Good enough for QE2, good enough for you.’

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