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Prince Charles' $1.4m New Zealand trip

BANG ShowbizBANG Showbiz 19/08/2016 Bang Showbiz

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's visit to New Zealand reportedly cost taxpayers nearly NZ$1.4 million.

According to Stuff.co.nz, The Department of Internal Affairs have released a breakdown of the royal couple's November visit, which totalled $1,395,876.

The pair spent almost a week in New Zealand before flying over to nearby Australia and their trip cost nearly NZ$400,000 more than when Prince William, Duchess Catherine and their son Prince George took in the country in April 2014.

Prince Charles is all smiles on he and Camilla's November 2015 New Zealand tour. © Tim Rooke/REX Shutterstock Prince Charles is all smiles on he and Camilla's November 2015 New Zealand tour. It was also more than three times the NZ$426,317 which was spent on Prince Harry's visit in May last year.

More than NZ$494,000 was spent on personnel who accompanied Charles and Camilla and their aides around the country.

What's more, over NZ$135,000 was said to have been spent on food, travel-related expenses and accommodation for the pair.

Prince Charles and Camilla: <p>Prince Charles and Camilla Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's visit to New Zealand reportedly cost taxpayers nearly NZ$1.4 million.</p> © Bang Showbiz

Prince Charles and Camilla Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's visit to New Zealand reportedly cost taxpayers nearly NZ$1.4 million.

During their time in New Zealand, they were fed mince and cheese pies as well as Lemon & Paeroa beverages.

The pair started their week-long trip by attending a welcome ceremony at the Government House in Wellington and they also headed to Pukeahu National War Memorial Park to unveil a Commonwealth Walkway Plaque.

It was the first time they had visited the country for three years. 

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