The Queen’s visit to Leicester last year cost tax-payer’s more than £185,000 a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

This is Leicestershire report:

A little more than £185,000 was spent hosting last year’s royal visit to mark the start of The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration, it has emerged.

The costs to Leicester City Council and De Montfort University of welcoming the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duchess of Cambridge to the city in March were revealed in Freedom of Information requests, submitted by campaign group Republic.

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