When Prince William and the Duchess Formerly Known As Kate Middleton visit California this summer, there may be some more traffic jams, but they'll probably be well received. Americans might feel differently if they were footing the bill for their shenanigans.
Earlier this week Amir Khadir, leader of a small left-wing political party in Quebec, complained that their summer vacation to Canada will be financed by taxpayers and called the royals "parasites."
The Quebec government is demanding an apology, but so far Khadir has refused, telling reporters:
"If this is a tourist attraction I would at least like it if the principals involved, the prince and the princess, knew it — knew that we're bringing them here a little bit like we do with circus tours."