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Prince Charles costs UK taxpayers more last year

Prince Charles costs UK taxpayers more last year

Official figures show that funding for Prince Charles from British taxpayers rose 11 percent in the last financial year.
The annual accounts reveal that Charles received almost 2.2 million pounds ($3.4 million) from government departments and grants in the year to March 31, compared to just under 2 million the year before.
Revenue from the Duchy of Cornwall _ the heir to the throne's 136,000-acre (55,000-hectare) estate _ rose 3 percent to 18.3 million pounds ($28.6 million), and the prince paid almost 4.5 million pounds ($7 million) in tax. The prince receives the bulk of his income from the duchy's properties and investments.
The 63-year-old prince and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, traveled almost 48,000 miles (77,000 kilometers) on official business during the year.


Updated : 2021-04-15 05:09 GMT+08:00