Taxpayers collect £ 3,000 for royal helicopter travel | News


The Countess of Wessex has been accused of squandering taxpayer money after using a helicopter to make three short flights, which covered 87 miles in a single day.

After the royal family’s accounts revealed £ 4.7 million in travel costs, Sophie Wessex was criticized for using the Queen’s Sikorsky S76C to attend a theatrical performance and a charity anniversary on Tuesday. The combined costs of the flights are believed to have been about £ 3,000.

He stayed in London after an NSPCC fundraising dinner Monday evening, and then used the helicopter to travel 22 miles to the Playhouse Theater in Harlow, Essex.

After the performance, Sophie flew 14 miles to the village of Ingatestone, to visit the Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary, which is