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Kate and William's Australian Trip Was a Budget Vacation at $500k

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You may remember the time when Prince William and Kate Middleton spent ten days Down Under. In April 2014, the royal duo went glamping, giggled at William's bald spot, and wore amazing clothing. Kate's wardrobe alone cost $65,000, which is not surprising when you spend Easter weekend in four impeccable outfits designed by the fashion gods. The royal jaunt came out to $474,137 (excluding security costs), according to Australia's The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's tally. That might seem like quite the sum for a normal vacation, but isn't much compared to the Queen's similar trip which was priced at $2,688,819. Turns out Prince Will and Kate are quite the penny-pinchers.

More than half of the money was spent on transportation, while a whopping $73,638 went towards meals, accommodation, and incidentals. Let's assume that the $4,309 filed under "miscellaneous" is full of souvenirs that Prince George simply had to have from the gift shop. See the breakdown here.