Royal finances, missing findings and fortieth birthdays

The Sovereign Grant Report was published this week and after hours and hours of trawling through the facts and figures, Zoe Forsey and Russell Myers sit down to discuss the headline findings - including the £17million, or 17%, rise in royal spending from last year. There is also a cost breakdown of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s disastrous Caribbean tour and it’s revealed that Prince Charles’ helicopter trips cost a staggering £15,000 a time. We discuss the Palace’s decision not to publish any findings from the investigation into bullying claims against Meghan Markle, the Queen’s Holyrood Week outings and Prince Charles’s £2.6million of charity cash stuffed in carrier bags. Russell fills us in on his trip to Rwanda with Charles and Camilla and we discuss Meghan’s comments on the Roe V Wade ruling.