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Royal Train was used just five times last year – it still racked up a bill of more than £100,000

Royal Train was used just five times last year – but at £22,000 a trip, it still racked up a bill of more than £100,000

  • Royal Train was used just five times last year, costing on average £22,000 a time 
  • Officials argue that at 93, the Queen deserves to be able to travel in comfort
  • Prince Charles, the only other senior royal permitted to use it, made three trips

The Royal Train was used just five times last year, costing on average £22,000 a time.

Officials have always acknowledged that it is expensive but argue that at 93, the Queen deserves to be able to travel in comfort.

Last year the monarch used it just twice, to Chester with the Duchess of Sussex costing £29,714, and again in March this year when she visited the west of England and returned to Windsor, which cost the public purse £21,230. Pictured: The Queen aboard the train in December

The Royal Train (pictured) was used just five times last year, costing on average £22,000 a time

The Royal Train (pictured) was used just five times last year, costing on average £22,000 a time

It also allows her to reach far-flung parts overnight securely, which is more cost-effective in terms of security.

Last year the monarch used it just twice, to Chester with the Duchess of Sussex costing £29,714, and again in March this year when she visited the west of England and returned to Windsor, which cost the public purse £21,230.

Prince Charles, the only other senior royal permitted to use the Royal Train, made three trips on it.

 

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