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Royal family costs taxpayers slightly more

Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The royal family cost taxpayers 52 pence per person last year, slightly up on the year before.

The royal accounts, just published, show a marked increase in the cost of travel.

Prince Andrew's overseas flights cost more than a third of a million pounds. But the biggest bill for a single trip belonged to Prince Charles.