A visit to Sunderland by the Queen and Prince Philip cost the taxpayers £71,000 a Freedom of Information request has revealed.
The costs come from stewarding, security road closures and other preparations to the visit.
The Sunderland Echo reports:
THE Queen’s historic visit to Sunderland cost taxpayers £71,000.
She came to the city in July and was greeted by Wearsiders who filled the Port and lined the streets to catch a glimpse of her and Prince Philip.
The roar of a Vulcan bomber marked the moment the Queen stepped off a £50million super-yacht, on which she had spent the night.