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"Royal family claim £100MILLION from taxpayers as grant soars to record amount." archive.ph/a8sN6
Royal finances expert Norman Baker said: “The Government should have a complete rethink of how taxpayers’ money is allocated to the Royal Family.
“We have no say in how the royals choose to use private jets or helicopters,
which are all paid for out of the public purse, and while ordinary people are struggling it isn’t right.” The 10-year Buckingham Palace renovation project appears to be on target to cost £369million.
Despite campaigning on environmental issues, Prince Charles still flies between his royal residences at an average cost of £15,000 a time.
Queen Elizabeth’s royal train cost £100,000 for just three outings last year, but is now exclusively powered by “hydro treated vegetable oil”, royal sources revealed.
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