Key figures from the royal accounts

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Here are some of the key figures from the royal accounts for 2019-2020:

£15 million – Expected shortfall of income over the next three years from the Royal Collection Trust that supplements the Sovereign Grant.

£20 million – Expected shortfall of funding for the 10-year £369 million refurbishment of Buckingham Palace.

£69.4 million – Taxpayer funds spent by the monarchy on official duties such as travel, as well as other costs including staff, hospitality and property maintenance – a rise of £2.4 million or 4% from £67 million in 2018/2019.

£13 million – Held in reserve to pay for future phases of building works at Buckingham Palace.

£1.23 – Cost per person in the UK of funding the total Sovereign Grant.

74p – Cost per person of the “core” part of the Sovereign Grant for official duties – not including funds for the long-term Buckingham Palace works.

296 – Official duties carried out by the Queen in the last year.

Almost 3,200 – Engagements by royals in the UK and overseas.

139,000 – Guests welcomed by the Queen and royal family at royal residences.

488 – Full-time equivalent staff paid for from the Sovereign Grant, with the wage bill coming to £24.4 million.

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The royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony (Victoria Jones/PA)

£5.3 million – Cost of official royal travel, up 15% from £4.6 million the previous year.

£5.6 million – The Prince of Wales’s bill for the Sussexes and the Cambridges’ activities, plus Charles’s other expenditure including his capital expenditure and transfer to reserves.

£3.2 million – Charles’s non-official expenditure.

£22.2 million – Charles’s annual private income from the Duchy of Cornwall landed estate.

£521,000 – Official costs of Charles’s London office and official residence Clarence House.

£4.86 million – Charles’s tax bill.

114 – Charles’s full-time equivalent official staff including 1.3 full-time butlers, 4.4 chefs, 2.5 valets and dressers, three chauffeurs and 8.2 house managers and housekeeper staff.

£245,643 – Cost to taxpayer for flights for Harry and Meghan tour to Southern Africa.

£210,345 – Cost of chartered flight by Charles to Oman following the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said.

£15,848  – Cost of chartered flight taken by the Duke of York to attend a golf championship in Northern Ireland.

£16,440 – The Princess Royal’s chartered flight costs to Rome to watch a Six Nations’ rugby match.

£117,116 – Travel for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of Pakistan.

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