Prince Charles enjoys bumper 11% rise in taxpayer funding
The Prince of Wales's funding from the taxpayer increased by 11% during the last financial year, official accounts showed today.
Charles's income from grants-in-aid and Government departments rose from £1,962,000 to £2,194,000, an increase of £232,000 during 2011/12.
He also saw his private funding from the Duchy of Cornwall - the landed estate given to the heir to the throne to provide him or her with an income - go up by 3% to £18.3 million.
The Prince's tax bill rose marginally from £4,398,000 to £4,496,000, an increase of £98,000.
Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall travelled almost 48,000 miles to and from official engagements at home and abroad.
Spending on official travel by air and rail came to £1,318,000 - up £238,000, or 22%, from the previous financial year.