King Charles slashes Royal Palace tickets to £1 - but only for those on BENEFITS

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Emily Fox

By Emily Fox

Published: 20/10/2023

- 12:17

The entry to Historic Royal Palaces has been slashed to just £1

KING Charles has slashed the price of tickets to royal palaces - but only for people who received benefits.

The entry to Historic Royal Palaces has been slashed to just £1 in a scheme introduced to encourage people to visit.

The King has made clear that he wants to invite more people to visit the official residences, which include Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London and Kensington Palace.

The offer was announced this week after a successful trial at Hampton Court Palace over the summer.

It is available for visits from Oct 21 to those receiving Universal Credit and other benefits.

An HRP spokesman told the Telegraph: “Historic Royal Palaces is committed to making our sites as accessible as possible, and we are aware of the pressures people are facing due to the rise in the cost of living, particularly those receiving benefits.

“We hope that by launching a £1 ticket offer… more people can enjoy a memorable day out at these historic sites.”

It comes as Prince Charles was forced to close Balmoral Castle for two days due to Storm Babet hitting Scotland.

A statement posted on the Balmoral Estate's website and social media channels said: "Due to adverse weather warnings, Balmoral Estate will be closed to the public on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th October.

"A red and amber weather warning for heavy rainfall and severe wind has been issued for Aberdeenshire which is expected to cause severe flooding and disruption.

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