privy purse

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allowance for a monarch's personal expenses

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Sir Michael, whose father and great-grandfather were also Privy Purse Auditors to the Royals, is credited as the man behind the Queen's shrewdest investments.
Alan Reid, the Keeper of the Privy Purse, said the 1p increase per person for the cost of the monarchy was partly due to the introduction of new security vetting procedures for staff following breaches by the media at the Palace.
2: The privy purse - traditional income for private and public use.
Keeper of the Privy Purse Sir Michael Peat said: "The best way to thank people is to ask them round to your place - or palace in this case - for a party.
Keeper of the Privy Purse, Sir Michael Peat, said that the train was regarded as an invaluable asset during the current Golden Jubilee year but a 'serious study' will be carried out in 2003 on whether to keep it, he told MPs.
So when the Keeper of the Privy Purse, Sir Michael Peat, told some of her staff that being in one job for too long was "unhealthy" and that pay incentives would be cut after five years of service, it was a real kick below stairs.
Keeper of the Privy Purse Sir Alan Reid - who rakes in a PS180,000 salary himself - has frozen the pay of royal staff earning more than PS21,000 a year.
2 million income from the Civil List and Privy Purse.
A letter to the Treasury from her private secretary Arthur Bigg in 1897 said: "It is poss-ible the Queen may abandon the whole celebration if she finds the Privy Purse is likely to be called upon to again pay.
If the recommendations are accepted Sir Michael Peat, the Queen's Keeper of the Privy Purse, would be called to Parliament just as civil servants in other departments have to explain how money has been spent.
Less in rates from the high street may equal higher domestic rates or other hidden taxes to augment the privy purse.
Sir Michael Peat, the Queen's Keeper of the Privy Purse, said: 'Substantial savings in the cost of the monarchy to the taxpayer have been achieved by introducing change and efficiencies without diminishing the important contribution made by the Queen and members of the Royal Family to national life.
Michael Peat, Keeper of the Privy Purse, who unveiled the annual report, said: "It is quite possible for anyone to find themselves sitting opposite a senior member of the Royal Family on a train.
The intruder ran across the forecourt towards the Privy Purse Door - an entrance manned by footmen and police.
Keeper of the Privy Purse Sir Alan Reid, who earns pounds 180,000 a year, recently revealed staff wages fell from pounds 10.