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Republican PM Forks Out $12,000 For Social Media Pictures Of The Royals

Do you even filter, bro?

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The Turnbull Government paid $12,296.29 for eight days worth of photography for Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall during their official tour to Australia last year.

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The photographs were given exclusively to Clarence House to use on its social media and official website. It's doubly awkward because prime minister Malcolm Turnbull is probably the most famous republican in Australia.

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Here's one the royals posted on their Facebook page with governor general Sir Peter Cosgrove at the PM's house in Kirribilli on Sydney Harbour.

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There's Charles looking at buildings in Perth, WA.

The Prince of Wales is at Cathedral Square in #Perth to open the refurbished State Buildings. #RoyalVisitAustralia

Charles shaking hands with some patriotic kids.

TRH are in Tanunda for a Barossa community event, showcasing the region’s artistic and cultural heritage.

Charles asking this man who he is and if he's the one paying the bill.

The Prince of Wales meets the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull. #RoyalVisitAustralia

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Crowds wishing Charles a happy 67th birthday.

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Camilla and charity sunflowers.

The Duchess is visiting @OzHarvest, a charity that rescues surplus food for vulnerable people in Australia.

Watching woodchopping at the Albany Agricultural Show.

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