Prince Charles's funding from taxpayers up 18% in year

Posted by on Jun 28, 2011 | Comments Off on Prince Charles's funding from taxpayers up 18% in year

The Prince of Wales’s taxpayer funding increased by nearly 18% last year, his official accounts show.

The income from grants-in-aid and government departments rose 17.9% from £1.66m to £1.96m.

The figures released by Clarence House also show the prince’s tax bill increased 26.2%, rising £914,000 to £4.39m.

Private receipts from his Duchy of Cornwall estate increased up by almost 4% in the year to 31 March to £17.8m.

Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall travelled some 34,000 miles (54,700km) to and from official engagements in the year.

The travel included more than 14,000 miles on overseas trips, such as visits to India, Portugal, Spain and Morocco, and 96 engagements with the armed forces at home and abroad.

The spending on official travel by air and rail totalled £1.08m, a 56% increase from the previous year.

 

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