So, was £185,000 for visit a waste of money – or not?
Yesterday, the Mercury revealed that more than £185,000 was spent by Leicester City Council and De Montfort University hosting last year's Diamond Jubilee royal visit.
Thousands of monarchists lined the streets of Leicester in March to welcome the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cambridge to the city.
However, campaign group Republic has said the public expense associated with the visit was a waste of money.
The organisation, which wants to abolish the monarchy and elect a head of state, said the money would have been better spent on essential services and education.
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The costs have, however, been vigorously defended by city mayor Sir Peter Soulsby and the university.
Both argue the money was well spent because the Queen's decision to make Leicester the first stop on her nationwide tour put the city on the international map.
Reporter Tim Healy went out in Leicester to get your views.