Duke of York spent £350k on flights

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The Duke of York clocked up a travel bill of more than £350,000 flying around the world as the UK’s roving business ambassador, Buckingham Palace accounts show.

The most expensive royal trip during the last financial year was the Prince of Wales’s official visit to Kuwait and Qatar last autumn and then on to South Africa and Tanzania when he was joined by the Duchess of Cornwall. The cost for the chartered flights was £460,387.

After the riots in London last summer Charles and Camilla took a return flight from Scotland to visit communities in Tottenham, Hackney, Lambeth and Croydon for £19,583.

The cost of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s flight home from California last summer came to £51,410 for a party of nine people.