by MARK bLUNDENTHE QuEEn is to have her own 3m private plane under plans to cut the royal familys travel costs, it was revealed today. The jet would be used only by the royals -- not shared with ministers. Currently, the royal family uses two planes from 32 Squadron at RAF northolt but they are more than 20 years old and are deemed too unreliable. In the past year alone, the royals have had to spend 193,000 char- tering aircraft because the RAF planes had either broken down or were being used elsewhere. A source was quoted as saying: The Queen is naturally thrifty so we always try to reduce our running costs. The planes from 32 Squadron are not always available as ministers may need them at short notice and they have an operational role in the Middle East. Meanwhile, it has emerged that Prince William is to embark on his first official overseas visit to Australia next spring, stepping in instead of the Queen. The second in line to the throne will go as the representative of Buckingham Palace at the request of the Foreign Office. London Lite Tuesday, 7 July 2009 Queen to get a 3m private jet to SAVE money JKsHarryTottering onhersix-inchheelsJK ROWLING had to grip her husbands hand for support as she teetered in a pair of extremely high designer shoes. The Harry Potter author leaned on Dr Neil Murray as they left trendy Mayfair restaurant Scotts last night . Rowling, 43, proved how much the boy wizards adventures have upped her bank balance as she showed off the 900 gold metallic Christian Louboutin shoes with six-inch heels. The author, who lives in Scotland, is in London for tonights premiere of Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince in Leicester Square with star Daniel Radcliffe. Thrifty: Queen wants to axe chartering planes when RAF craft, above, are unavailable Plantoslashsky-highcostofcharterflights Fast talkAninstant interview with... Marcus Brigstocke the 36-year-old comedian lives in Wandsworth. he is hosting the early edition: the Sunday Roast on Sunday and 12 July as part of the e4 Underbelly season at the Southbank Centre. See underbelly.co.uk for details. Scripted or ad-libbed? I like to work with a script and then add to it. Its a shared moment with the audience because they see you creating something on the spot. Beer or spirits? Neither. I dont drink and havent for a long time. It ruined my life. Starbucks or Caff Nero? I like tea and they both sell it by the gallon. I have no preference, but if theres an independent caf Id rather be there. Morecambe or Wise? Its painful to choose between the two, but Eric had what I aspire to. Hes the one Id most like to be. Sofa or gym? Definitely the sofa. I work out but against my will. I have a trainer and thats the only way I can do it. Lily Allen or Susan Boyle? Absolutely neither. I think Lily, (pictured) has a nice voice but the things she sings about are all the things I find most grim -- that determined ignorance young people think is cool. Soho or Shoreditch? Shoreditch is a bit intimidating, plus most of the theatres are in Soho and a good night out involves seeing a show. Derren Brown or David Blaine? I hate David Blaine but I find Derren Brown delightful and fascinating. SIMON BUTTON A magic evening out: JK Rowling leaving Scotts restaurant last night Wizard shoes: But JK needed her husband Neils support, right index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html