Queen to spend 7m on private royal jet

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London, September 27 : The Queen has decided to shell out 7 million pounds on her own private jet - the first of her 50-year reign.

The move was made after the royal was fed up of sharing VIP jets with government and military officials.

Her Majesty often had to wait in line after the official representatives, causing her and other royals to hire other planes at the last minute at immense public cost.

The 7 million pound 'Monarch Air', which will be solely for the royal family and its pets, shall be her first privately owned jet in her 50-year reign.

The 82-year old Queen has offered a tender to luxury aircraft makers for the royal design and shall personally finalise it by Christmas.

"For the first time in her 50-year reign, Her Majesty has decided to buy her own plane," the Sun quoted a source as saying.

"She has taken a very personal interest in its design and it's fair to say it will be far from an ordinary aircraft - it will be literally fit for a queen."

"From the public's point of view it's good news, as it will save taxpayers' cash, " the source added.

The majestic aircraft, that shall feature recliners bearing the royal emblem, will accommodate 13 people while Her majesty's pets might travel in special handcrafted compartments.

The royal family is said to have spent much of its astounding 5.5 million pounds on charter planes last year.

ANI

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