POLICING the Royal Wedding and the visit of U.S President Donald Trump cost the force more than £9m, it has been revealed.

Thames Valley Police (TVP) were involved involved in these internationally significant events and applied for special grant funding to help cover the costs.

Trump's visit, which included tours of Blenheim Palace, Chequers, and Windsor Castle, cost just over £6m.

As well as needing additional officers, the force used the funding to deploy extra security measures and the meet the transport and accommodation needs of staff.

In addition, the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cost the force an additional £3.42m.

Anthony Stansfeld, Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley said: “This year has been an extremely busy one for TVP.

“Whilst I am proud that the forces effective policing response ensured the safety and security of all involved in these events, it was extremely important for me to minimise the impact on local policing.

“I am therefore delighted that the Home Office has provided us with special grant funding to cover the additional costs incurred by TVP in policing both of these events.”

When policing high profile events, the force can apply to the Home Office and submit a request for extra funding to be provided.

The application has been accepted and it has been confirmed that 100 per cent of the direct costs will be covered for both of the events.

This means TVP will recover £5.47m for Trump's working visit and TVP will get £2.36m for the Royal Wedding.

Trump's visit to England back in July included a demonstration at the Royal Military Academy in Sandhurst with Prime Minister Theresa May.