The Express took a look at the numbers behind the family’s travel expenses and the tab is sizeable. According to the details of the royal accounts, the royal family cost the taxpayers of the United Kingdom £4.5 million or just shy of $6 million in 2016/2017. It should be noted that the taxpayer is held responsible for trips which pertain to official business, so any old trip to Dave & Buster’s will not be covered.
The most costly trip of the year was a trip taken by Prince Charles and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; their nine-day tour of Romania, Italy, and Austria in late March/early April ran up a bill of £154,000 or $204,000. The budget has increased by approximately £500,000 ($664,000) from the previous year’s total. Not surprisingly, the Queen has the largest entourage, with 34 people in tow for any given trip.
[Source: The Express]