When Canada hosts a royal visit, expenditures are covered by RCMP, federal, provincial and territorial governments. Ahead of next week’s visit by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, some Canadians were asking: “How much will it cost taxpayers?” Last year CBC reported in cost more than $334,000 just to protect the royal family.
The federal department said the 2017 visit by Charles and Camilla had a cost of $487,661.68 for Canadian Heritage. The costs included $12,404.91 for general administration, $42,782.11 for professional services (such as photographers and translation), and $75,384.29 for rentals(including vehicle and meeting rooms).
They spent $211,115.94 for memorandums of understanding with deferral institutions( such as hospitality for reception, accreditation, motorcades), and $145,974.43 for travel expenses. Theses figures don’t account for security costs. The RCMP said for the eight-day visit by Prince William and Kate, it spent about $2 million in policing costs.
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