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The monarchy cost British taxpayers £67m during 2018-19 – a 41% increase on the previous financial year.

Critical renovations at Buckingham Palace have contributed to the higher levels of spending.

Here are some of the key figures from the royal accounts for 2018-19:

:: £67m – Taxpayer funds spent by the monarchy on official duties such as travel, as well as other costs including staff, hospitality and property maintenance

:: £82.2m The total taxpayer-funded Sovereign Grant, including £15.2m held in reserve to pay for future phases of building works at Buckingham Palace

:: £1.24 – Cost per person in the UK of funding the Sovereign Grant

:: 74p – Cost per person of the “core” part of the Sovereign Grant – not including funds for the long-term Buckingham Palace works

Travel related to an international trip by Charles and Camilla cost more than £400,000
Travel related to an international trip by Charles and Camilla cost more than £400,000

:: £343.5m Profits of the Crown Estate, a jump of 4.3%, which will provide the Queen with a Sovereign Grant of about £85.9m in 2020-21

:: £2.4m – Cost to the taxpayer of renovating Frogmore Cottage, the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

:: £5.05m – The cost of Harry, Meghan, William and Kate’s activities, plus the Prince of Wales’s other expenditure including his capital expenditure and transfer to reserves – paid for by his Duchy of Cornwall income

:: £3.16m – Charles’s non-official expenditure – a rise of £155,000 – in the year Harry and Meghan got married

Frogmore Cottage in the grounds of Windsor Castle, the new home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex
Frogmore Cottage

:: £21.6m – Charles’s annual private income from the Duchy of Cornwall landed estate

:: £668,000 – Official costs of Charles’s London office and official residence Clarence House, up 252% or £478,000

:: £4.7m – Charles’s tax bill

:: £4.6m – Official travel for the Queen and other royals

Harry was there to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Exercise Clockwork
The royals carried out more than 3,200 engagements in the UK and overseas

:: £29,714 – Cost of the Queen and Meghan’s journey on the royal train to Chester and charter flight back to RAF Northolt in June last year

:: £416,576 – Cost of Charles and Camilla’s flights to the Caribbean and Cuba in March – including a staff planning trip

:: 140 – Official duties carried out by the Queen in the last year

:: More than 3,200 – Engagements by royals in the UK and overseas

:: 463 – Full-time equivalent staff paid for from the Sovereign Grant, with the wage bill coming to £23.2m

The Prince of Wales attends a reception at Buckingham Palace in London to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the investiture of the Prince of Wales.
The cost of Prince Charles’s London office and Clarence House residence rose 252%

:: £2.3m – Cost of housekeeping and hospitality – with £1.7m of that on food and drink

:: £3.8m – Spending on IT, up £800,000 from the previous year, and £1.1m on printing, postage and stationery

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