The Royal Family Releases Travel Expense Data
The Telegraph reports that the Royal Family's travel expenses total at $9,500,000 from 2011 through 2012. The money was paid for by taxpayer funds. In fact, the article says, "The Queen's official expenditure increased by £200,000 (0.6 per cent) from £32.1 million in 2010/11 to £32.3 million in 2011/12, according to the royal public finances annual report." While the Royal Family cut expenses regarding the running of the Press Office at Buckingham Palace, deffering on property maintainence, and pay freezes, "the taxpayer funds used to pay for official air and rail travel at home and abroad for members of the Royal Family increased by £100,000 from £6 million in 2010/11 to £6.1 million in 2011/12."
Travelers Today | | By Carly Okyle
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