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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I am a journalist and author. I am a journalist at the UK edition of WIRED magazine. In 2015, my first book Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. My second book Reed Hastings: Building Netflix, was published in March 2020. I created FOI Directory in 2012 and have maintained it in my spare time ever since.