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Entertainment This is how much the royal family cost

05:28  29 june  2018
05:28  29 june  2018 Source:   honey.nine.com.au

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Elizabeth II wearing a red hat © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd We know that this year’s Royal Wedding cost millions, but surely that was a one-off expense for the royals in what’s turning out to be a very busy year?

Well, yes and no. Buckingham Palace has released its annual accounts from April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018, and it turns out the royal family only actually costs each British taxpayer 69 pence each year - up four pence compared to the previous annual report.

Queen Elizabeth was given a pay rise - a 13 per cent one, to be exact. However, the head of state is not the biggest spender in the royal family - that honour falls to Prince Charles, who carries out more engagements than any royal except Princess Anne.

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  This is how much the royal family cost © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Charles spent £362,149 ($AU 644,186) visiting India, Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore aboard the RAF Voyager, the royal family’s jet. He also used the family’s most expensive transport, the royal train, on seven occasions. Each time this is used it costs around $25k, but the palace insists it was necessary given the engagements he was carrying out.

The Prince of Wales is also responsible for spending on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Sussex. This year, Charles spent £4,962,000 ($AU 8,826,347), compared to £3,529,000 ($AU 6,277,344) the previous tax year - roughly a 40 per cent hike. With this being the year Harry became engaged to Meghan, that could explain the extra cost; her wardrobe, staff and “royal training” won’t come cheap.

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Prince Harry wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd The royal family’s independent commercial property arm, the Crown Estate, also returned £329.4 million to the public Treasury in the last year, a £12.7 million increase from the year before.

The Sovereign Grant, which pays for the salaries of the Queen’s household, official travel, and upkeep of palaces, also includes £30.4 million to fund a major and much-needed renovation of Buckingham Palace which will begin next year.

So while 2017/18 has been an epic time for the royals, they’ve managed to return enough to keep the British taxpayer happy and (fairly) in-pocket. That calls for a gin and Dubonnet!

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