The extremely wealthy Queen of England thinks that orbital space travel is a too pricey these days:
The Queen told former prime minister Jean Chretien she found the price tag for billionaire clown Guy Laliberte’s recent extra-terrestrial adventure to be excessive.
“She said she would not have done it and she found the price a bit expensive,” Chretien said Tuesday, shortly after being awarded the Order of Merit by the Queen during a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
The Cirque du Soleil founder reportedly paid $35 million for his trip to the International Space Station aboard a Soyuz spacecraft.
Queen Elizabeth’s granddaughter, Princess Beatrice, reportedly wants to become the first royal in space aboard Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo. Her boyfriend works for Richard Branson’s space tourism company.