Jun 29 2013
The Daily Mail
Yeah, but lets be fair. It is work… Cunt.
Charles’ £35,000 train trip: Taxpayers fork out for Prince to visit Harry Potter castle, brewery and RAF station
- Using a scheduled train service, the 550-mile three-day trip would have cost just £144.20
- Royal Train a ‘secure way they arrive at their destination’ says Palace
PUBLISHED: 13:36, 29 June 2013 | UPDATED: 14:33, 29 June 2013
Taxpayers picked up a £35,000 bill when Prince Charles used the Royal train to visit the castle where Harry Potter films were shot and an RAF station.
The 550-mile three-day trip was reportedly the most expensive in 2012-2013, costing £63-a-mile.
The Prince journeyed from Kemble – the nearest station to his Highgrove home in Gloucestershire – and then travelled to Bishop Auckland, Co Durham, before heading to Alnmouth, Northumbria.
He dropped in on Alnwick Castle which was used as the set for Potter’s Hogwarts school, Aukland Castle, RAF Boulmer and a brewery.
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Then he journeyed on to King’s Lynn, a Norfolk station near Sandringham, another royal residence, according to the Sun.
His trip last July cost £34, 547. Using scheduled services would have cost just £144.20 – £68.50 for a single ticket to Bishop Auckland from Kemble. then £21.20 to Alnmouth return and £54.50 for a single fare to Kings Lynn from Bishop Auckland.
Last May, the Queen who usually travels by standard trains when practical, took a scheduled London to Cambridge service to open a research building.
Palace accounts show Charles made six Royal Train trips in the year costing at least £10,000 with a total bill of £148,318. An eight-day Middle East trip with Camilla cost £235,325 in chartered flights.
The Queen made eight Royal Train journeys for £205,954. A spokesman said the Royal Train was ‘a secure way of ensuring they arrive at their destination.’
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