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Queen Elizabeth II's costs rising

Queen Elizabeth II's costs rising

Buckingham Palace says public funding for Queen Elizabeth II and the royal family cost British taxpayers the equivalent of 69 pence (US$1.14) each last year.
The Queen's office published her latest accounts on Monday. It showed that the costs incurred by the royal family were 41.5 million pounds ($68.6 million) in the year to March 31, an increase of 1.5 million pounds ($2.48 million) on the previous year.
Public money is used to pay the costs of travel and running homes used by the royal family, including the Queen's Buckingham Palace residence.
The accounts don't include the cost of security provided by the police and army.
Figures showed that travel costs rose to 6.5 million pounds ($10.76 million) from 6.2 million pounds ($10.26 million).


Updated : 2021-01-19 15:38 GMT+08:00