privy purse


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allowance for a monarch's personal expenses

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Sir Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, said: "In the year of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London Olympics, the Royal Household has achieved a real terms reduction in expenditure on supporting the Queen's official duties.
Sir Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, said: "The decrease in expenditure is due mainly to the continuation of a pay freeze, increased income generation, and the deferral of property maintenance expenditure.
He has served as a partner at KPMG, before becoming Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to The Queen, and was appointed principal private secretary to The Prince of Wales in 2002.
He said: "The helicopter is registered to the Keeper of Her Majesty's Privy Purse and is based at Blackbushe Airport in Surrey.
He smiled broadly as he drove his wife, still in her bridal gown, through the Privy Purse.
Sir Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, said: "The Royal Household is aware of the difficult economic climate and took action to reduce its expenditure.
Britain's public sector is facing cuts as the government tries to eliminate a record deficit, and Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, said the royal household "is acutely aware of the difficult economic climate" and would be cutting costs and putting off essential maintenance.
Sir Alan Reid, the Keeper of the Privy Purse and Royal finances, was shown to have been paid pounds 180,000 in 2009-10.
In these austere times of financial pressure a closer control of the Privy purse is called for.
Sir Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, said: "Expenditure on royal travel, which will vary from year to year, also increased in response to the number of overseas visits undertaken at the request of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and UK Trade and Investment.
A key question concerning many ancient Near Eastern societies is whether--and if so, when--kings could spend temple moneys, that is, if kings mixed what in English history would be called the privy purse with temple funds.
He's Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to the Queen, which means he has responsibility for financial management of the Royal Household.
Yet in 2002 Sir Michael Peat, then the Keeper of the Privy Purse (two steps up from a Gentleman of the Bedchamber), said that after Jubilee Year when it would whisk the royals round the country, 'we will look at it again'.
But although she was again sitting in the royal box she was carefully placed to sit next to Sir Michael Peat, keeper of the Privy Purse, and well away from both Charles and the Queen.