It seems that the Danish royal family did not spare the krone. In Danish documents extrabladet They gained insight, it was shown that the consumption of the royal family had exploded.
In 2022, Queen Margrethe was compensated with around NOK 14 million, which means her consumption of VAT-exempt goods last year amounted to more than NOK 70 million.
This is much higher than in 2021, when the amount was approximately NOK 56 million.
The reason the Queen gets the money back is that members of the Danish royal family are exempt from paying value-added tax, and so pay much less than ordinary Danes when they buy goods or services.
Ekstrabladet further wrote that they had been in contact with the royal family, and that they had asked why its consumption had increased so sharply. They do not wish to comment on the case, instead pointing to a comment made by the court’s chief financial officer, Dan Volk Pedersen, to Danish C.O. Hore earlier:
– In the royal house, like the rest of society, we felt the crisis we were going through, which partly led to an increase in inflation and an increase in energy costs. Then we spent extra money on the Government Jubilee, just as we spent a lot of money on renovating our various buildings.
Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, as well as Princess Benedict, also saw their consumption increase in 2022. Respectively 1.5 million crowns versus 1.2 million crowns for Joachim, and 1.9 million crowns versus 1.5 million crowns for Benedict.
On the other hand, consumption of Crown Prince decreased.
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary spent less money last year than they did in 2021.
Last year, the Crown Prince spent NOK 16.7 million. The year before that, they spent NOK 20.7 million.
The royal family also did not want to comment on the decline in consumption.
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