01 Dec 2021

Costings relating to the royal visit not finalised

Royal visit

Costings relating to the royal visit not finalised

Costs relating to the recent visit of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to Donegal are yet to be finalised, according to a recent communication from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

To date, the visit is calculated to have cost €11,638, However, this figure only includes transport and printing costs.

Accommodation, official photography, overtime and subsistence is yet to be finalised.

The largest allocation of money, to date, €11,214 was spent on car hire, which transported Prince Charles and his wife Camilla to and from engagements across the county.

The couple visited Donegal town, Letterkenny and Glenveagh National Park during their one day visit.

In a statement from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, they said that the recent visit to Ireland by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall “served to increase the international profile of Donegal and the North-West as a whole in terms of trade and tourism.”

The statement also added that the recent visit showcased “21st century cross-border and British-Irish co-operation in the fields of education, science, business and environmental conservation.”

Details in relation to the visit are being finalised.

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