Fury as Prince Edward takes £6,000 taxpayer-funded private jet for 133-mile trip between engagements (when the train would have cost £250) | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Fury as Prince Edward takes £6,000 taxpayer-funded private jet for 133-mile trip between engagements (when the train would have cost £250)

Prince Edward was last night slammed for a 'blatant abuse of public money' after taking a private jet costing taxpayers an estimated £6,000 for a 133-mile journey between engagements.

The Queen's youngest son, 54, travelled between Poole in Dorset and Tamworth, Staffordshire, to attend an event yesterday marking the death 1,100 years ago of Anglo-Saxon ruler Aethelflaed.

The normal hire cost of the plane to do the journey between airports in Dorset and Birmingham would be around £6,000 for a one-way trip.

A first-class train ticket would have cost around £250-per-person.

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