Travel to Dusseldorf on a government plane
The visit to Sussex may have been paid for by German taxes
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry visited Dusseldorf. Now it turns out: the couple was flown on a German government plane – probably at the expense of taxpayers.
Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry visit Dusseldorf.
It appears that Duchess Meghan, 41, and Prince Harry, 37, were taken from England to Germany by a German government machine. according to “picture”-Zeitung, the costs are borne by the German taxpayer.
The Sussexes are currently wandering through Europe: after a joint visit to Manchester, during which Duchess Meghan was especially notable for her “I” speech, Prince Harry and his wife continued to visit Dusseldorf in Germany.
Ordinary people – but a government machine
Was your visit to Preparations for “Invictus Games”. They were flown by government plane – which is financed with taxpayer money. “There will be no state visit, Harry and Meghan will travel as individuals,” police spokesman Andrej Hartwich previously told Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland.
But they don’t seem to have to pay for the trip. “As hosts, we transported the inventor and sponsor of the Invictus Games, Prince Harry, and his wife to the event with 6000 Global,” a Defense Department spokesperson told Bild.
This plane is already available to transport members of the government.
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The costs are kept confidential
When asked if the taxpayer is funding the Sussex flight, he said: “The sponsor’s participation in the launch event contributes greatly to this important event of public interest and appreciation. Because of this direct interest of the Bundeswehr, transportation was free.”
How much the trip cost has to be kept a secret. “We cannot comment on the costs of individual flights, as it is not possible to look at flight or flight hours separately from the operating environment,” she says.
Kerosene alone probably cost 15,000 euros
According to Bild, the cost of kerosene alone for 3.5 hours of flight with an average consumption of 1,780 liters / hour is about 15,000 euros. (European Union)
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