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privy purse

1. 
a. (in Britain) an allowance voted by Parliament for the private expenses of the monarch: part of the civil list
b. (in other countries) a similar sum of money for the monarch
2. an official of the royal household responsible for dealing with the monarch's private expenses
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Income from the Duchy of Lancaster funds the Privy Purse from which the Queen pays the Royal annuities.
Dubbed ``the axeman'', Sir Michael, 53 next Saturday, performed what many saw as a vital modernising task in cutting royal expenditure during his time at Buckingham Palace as Keeper of the Privy Purse and Treasurer to the Queen.
Lynn was a clerk in the Privy Purse and Treasurer's Office.
Keeper of the Privy Purse, Sir Michael Peat, said: "Costs continue to reduce, a number of exciting projects are in course and the buildings have never been in better condition.
Keeper of the Privy Purse Sir Michael Peat said that the train was regarded as an invaluable asset in this the Golden Jubilee year, when the Queen will use it to visit all corners of the United Kingdom.
200 YEARS AGO: His Majesty has, wholly unsolicited, settled a pension, from his privy purse, of pounds 300 a year on Mrs Herries, wife of Colonel Herries, of the Light Horse Volunteers, and pounds 150 per annum on each of his three daughters.
As Page Presence Grimston was based at the Privy Purse Door, which is on the far right of the Palace as tourists look in.
Keeper of the Privy Purse Sir Alan Reid said: "The royal household is acutely aware of the difficult economic climate and took action to reduce civil list expenditure by 2.
Keeper of the Privy Purse Sir Michael Peat said, "The Queen's Golden Jubilee will be an opportunity to look back and celebrate all that the country has achieved over the past 50 years, and also to look forward as we move into the 21st century.
But last week he learned he had been turned down when he received a letter from Sir Michael Peat, Keeper of the Privy Purse.
He has gone over the head of the Keeper Of The Privy Purse - who handles royal property matters - and written a heartfelt plea to the Queen.
Keeper of the Privy Purse Sir Alan Reid said: "We've paid continuous attention to value for money.