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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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Sir Alan Reid, keeper of the Privy Purse, said public funding had fallen by 8% in real terms in the last two years when maintenance costs are stripped out.
Sir Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, said the Chancellor had driven a hard bargain in setting the first year of the Sovereign Grant at PS31m.
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 that putting a pay freeze on Palace staff had helped to keep costs down.
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.
Keeper of the Privy Purse Sir Alan Reid told the committee the Royal Family are in residence for around 300 days of the year.
Alan Reid, Keeper of the Privy Purse, said: "Given this is a World Cup year, 62p would buy you a ticket for one minute of England's game against Portugal on Saturday.
Already, in fact, Liz's Keeper of the Privy Purse has suggested a super state-of-the-art outfit for next year.
The pounds 48 million reduction in Head of State expenditure together with the pounds 42 million increase in Crown Estate revenue mean that the net annual contribution made by the Queen to the Exchequer has increased by pounds 90 million during the last nine years," said Sir Michael, who is the Keeper of the Privy Purse.
In 1997, according to Sir Michael Peat, Keeper of the Privy Purse, the 43-mile round trip from Victoria to Tattenham Corner, where, as we know, cars await to complete the journey to the stands, cost pounds 11,843.
The massive blow to Fergie came last week when she was summoned to Buckingham Palace to see the Keeper of the Privy Purse, Sir Shane Blewitt, who is responsible for the Queen's finances.
The temporary increase was recommended by Royal Trustees Mrs May, Chancellor Philip Hammond and Keeper of the Privy Purse Sir Alan Reid.