Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Danish monarchy costs 342 million DKK

At a press conference today Lars Løkke Rasmussen, the Prime Minister of Denmark, revealed that the total annual cost of the Danish monarchy was 342 million DKK in 2009. This total sum consists of a grant of 97.6 million DKK to the royal family and 244.6 million DKK in monarchy-related expenses paid by the ministries.
The Prime Minister stressed that this was the first time Denmark had presented a total figure for the cost of the monarchy, adding that only the Netherlands had earlier done so.
The entire report may be read at the website of the Prime Minister’s office (external link).

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