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We've all been there. You need to get a train from one side of the country to the other but didn't book in advance and thus had to fork out an eye-watering amount for the trip.
It can literally happen to anyone, including a member of the royal family, such as Prince Charles who paid £20,000 to get a train from London to Port Talbot in South Wales.
This was revealed by the Annual Report and Accounts of the royal family, which was released to the public on Tuesday.
Amongst the costs include a £2.4 million redevelopment of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's home and the £32.9 million 'reservicing' of Buckingham Palace.
Back to the train and we should state that this wasn't any old cross country train that His Royal Highness boarded, but the royal train, which costs a reported £800,000 a year to maintain.
As the train offers security, accommodation and is considered to be a cheaper and more environmentally friendly way of travelling, you have to say £20,000 seems like a fair deal.
And that's off-peak with a Railcard. https://t.co/rwo0VrcQat — Simon Caine (@Simon Caine)
Must have booked in advance https://t.co/Fb2a65fG0T — Otto English (@Otto English)
Always get a railcard. Classic error https://t.co/y0WRdj4Oc3 — Matt Murphy (@Matt Murphy)
Peak fares on Great Western are a joke. https://t.co/JnJPpCZKB9 — Bloody Desmond 🇨🇺🇮🇪🇦🇷🇨🇳🇻🇳 (@Bloody Desmond 🇨🇺🇮🇪🇦🇷🇨🇳🇻🇳)
He must have got a discount on the ticket. https://t.co/4LJdhfjc5C — Ian Craig (@Ian Craig)
@ITVWales And he still never got a seat. — Stephen Kerr (@Stephen Kerr)
@ITVWales Image how much that would have cost without his over sixties rail card. — Rich Turner #IStandWithJeremyCorbyn 🇵🇸 (@Rich Turner #IStandWithJeremyCorbyn 🇵🇸)
@ITVWales Hold on, am I reading this correctly. It says he spent £20,000 "on" a train. So he spent it in the buffe… https://t.co/G4f70hXAXa — Tyres (Barry Lynch)🔞🏳️🌈 (@Tyres (Barry Lynch)🔞🏳️🌈)
Mate, I would have come and picked you up for fuel money and a Maccy D on the way.
We would have had to have an aw… https://t.co/wlkt63OKp5 — David Bowen 🏴 (@David Bowen 🏴)
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