THE DUKE and Duchess of Cambridge’s Scotland visit in December cost nearly £50,000 according to newly released figures.
Details of royal spending via the taxpayer-funded Sovereign Grant were released on Thursday. They confirmed £85.9million was spent on the Royal Family, and their engagements, in 2020-21.
This included the cost of a controversial trip William and Kate made to Scotland in December.
The couple were touring Britain to celebrate the work of emergency services fighting coronavirus.
They were criticized by some for traveling between England and Scotland against Scottish government advice.
News of the spending sparked outrage from some Scottish residents on social media.
One tweeted: “That’s a disgrace when so many are struggling to make ends meet or even just to put food on the table!”
Another added: “Aye, it was essential PR with photo opportunities.”
A third said: “End this feudal nonsense forever.”
The trip sparked anger at the time by ignoring travel instructions from the Scottish government.
Moving between England and Scotland was only recommended for people to “travel to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services” when “that cannot be done from your home”.
Announcing the policy in November Nicola Sturgeon said: “These travel restrictions – nobody likes them, I don’t like them – but they are vital in helping us minimise these risks.
“They are vital in helping us avoid having the whole country in the same level or restrictions. Read more: daily express