Dagbladet: – Hidden budget costs for the royal family

Royal Castle in NorwayRoyal Castle in Norway. Photo Norway Today Media
The annual cost of the Norwegian monarchy is 460 million, according to newspaper Dagbladet. The newspaper writes that the government is keeping several budget items set aside for the royal family secret .
The transfers under the heading “Royal house” in the state budget are stated to be 232 million kroner. In addition to this, Dagbladet found 117 million NOK distributed on other budget items. Combined with an estimate of around 110 million for the police escorts, this brings the annual price tag up to at least 460 million.
Expenses for the royal family have also increased greatly  in recent years, the newspaper said. Among other things, the total cost of the monarchy has grown about 37 percent in six years. The  salaries of the court have  more than doubled since 2002.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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