It was a week-long visit that saw thousands of royal fans wait for hours just to get a glimpse of the royal couple.
But just how much did the royal tour cost British Columbians when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their two young children visited the west coast?
B.C.’s final portion of the tab is just a little over $600,000.
The government says the amount covered costs including accommodation, media transportation, and site reconnaissance.
The federal government picked up the rest of the tab through a cost sharing agreement, their final bill hasn’t released, but say it’s close to $850,000.
And the RCMP says it spent $2-million.
During William and Kate’s visit, they also took day trips to Whitehorse and Carcross in Yukon, where the Department of Tourism and Culture says it spent nearly $12,000.
The royal visit’s price tag might be presenting a dilemma for taxpayer watchdogs, but it’s not a great leap to suggest that many monarchists might just also be fiscal conservatives.
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Jordan Bateman from the Canadian Taxpayers Federation isn’t one to break that stereotype, and says he finds himself having to find a happy medium between advocating for taxpayers, and his own support for the monarchy.
“I’m passionate about the monarchy as it’s an important part of Canadian history and culture; however, we should never give a blank check to anyone in government, whether it’s an elected official or the Monarchy itself, we need to make sure we are holding them to account for what they’re spending… Ultimately, that is money that could go to other priorities.”