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Bill for royal travel falls to £4.6million – with most expensive trip Charles and Camilla’s

Royal family slashes its travel bill but the annual cost still amounts to £4.6million – with Charles and Camilla spending more than £416,000 on Cuba trip

  • The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall undertook the most expensive overseas tour, spending £416,576 on a visit to Cuba and the Caribbean in March 
  • The royal couple, both now in their 70s, visited seven countries over 11 days
  • Prince’s tour with his wife to the Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria cost £216,312 

The bill for royal travel has gone down in the past year but still cost taxpayers £4.6million.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall undertook the most expensive overseas tour, spending £416,576 on a visit to Cuba and the Caribbean in March.

Officials stressed that the trip, like all royal tours, was undertaken at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The royal couple, both now in their 70s, visited seven countries over 11 days and carried out 57 engagements.

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall undertook the most expensive overseas tour, spending £416,576 on a visit to Cuba and the Caribbean in March

Officials stressed that the trip, like all royal tours, was undertaken at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The royal couple, both now in their 70s, visited seven countries over 11 days and carried out 57 engagements

Officials stressed that the trip, like all royal tours, was undertaken at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. The royal couple, both now in their 70s, visited seven countries over 11 days and carried out 57 engagements

‘What you are seeing is the Prince of Wales play a prominent role in supporting the Queen and travelling on behalf of the Queen overseas,’ an official said.

The prince’s tour with his wife to the Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria cost a further £216,312, while their official visit to France and Greece last May totalled £159,820 for travel alone.

The royals also spent almost £200,000 on private jets to take them to and from their homes in Scotland. Last October Charles put in a bill for £28,911 for taking a charter flight from Birkhall, his Highland property, to London and then back again.

He flew down from a break in Scotland to London in April last year to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at a cost of £15,761 and back up from London to Aberdeen a few days later at a cost of £17,922.

 

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