Austerity is generally there for those you can least afford it, the poor, the disabled and the sick.
The Royal family have to be looked after,for they can not exist on their own and need to travel in their own comfort away from the others who can also not afford to. But these others have genuine reasons for their inability to fund themselves.
The Government gives to the Royal Family, what they will not give to others in the UK.
Where are our priorities recycling, energy production, feeding our population or any others.
What is the purpose of food is it to feed people to form human energy and prolong survival or to produce other forms of energy, which again can be used for survival.
Where is the need most required?
Which is the most cost effective?
Which survival is more important?
Some questions and there will be many more before there will be effective answers.
Are we born to live or produce?
There lies the question, but who will provide the answers.