Prince Charles gets 23% more from taxpayer

That Guillotine is looking more attractive by the day.

The Prince of Wales’s funding from the taxpayer rose by almost a quarter last year, Clarence House accounts showed today.

The money from grants-in-aid and Government departments jumped 23.5 per cent from £2,454,000 to £3,033,000.

The main cost was a 48 per cent rise in official travel by air and rail which increased from £1,157,000 to £1,710,000.

Charles’s private income increased by just 1 per cent to £16.4 million during the last financial year.

The money which comes from the surplus generated by the Duchy of Cornwall – the landed estate given to the heir to the throne – increased by £185,000 to £16,458,000.

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