Itisn't cheap being royalty as it was revealed in the latest financial report ofthe British royal family released by the Palace saying that they spent $56.2 millionin 2014-15. These costs, which average out to about .88 cents per U.K. citizen,are the total sum of all members, but only $4.6 million was spent on theyounger royals including Prince William, his wife Kate Middleton and Prince Harry.
The Prince of Wales'financial report revealed he foots the bill for all three covering costs to runtheir Kensington Palace offices, including official private secretaries andtheir press team, but not private staff like a nanny and housekeeper orrenovations at Anmer Hall.
In previous years the reportwas itemized showing things like Kate's clothing budget, which came to almost$55,000 in 2012, but this year it only broke down travel costs.
While a lot of the couple'sofficial travel was paid for by the countries they visited including Australiaand New Zealand, they did pay for William's week-long tour of Japan and China,which totaled $109,000. William and Kate's famous trip to New York in Decemberwhere they stayed at the luxury Carlyle Hotel, ended up costing $26,600.
Harry's trip to Brazil and Chile last year cost $135,000including his flights and travel staff, but it was his dad Prince Charles thathad the most expensive trips. He spent $2.44 million on 17 trips throughout the year andhad $908,575 on his one-week visit to Central America with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall.
The discrepancy in travel costs between Charlesand his sons likely boils down to the fact he flies private while the youngerroyals take more commercial flights for their engagements.
After the publication ofthe Sovereign Grant Annual Report, Buckingham Palace released a statementsaying the royal family has "excellent value for money" and has workedhard to bring down costs.