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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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However, the amount is shouldered by Her Majesty's Privy Purse.
It should be emphasized, too, that the decisions by the Privy Purse and other shareholders to invest in a banking enterprise and a cement company were products of contemporary circumstances, and it is this perspective that we will consider here.
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.
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.
The new Keeper of the Privy Purse will replace Sir Michael Peat, who is to become the next private secretary to the Prince of Wales.
But Keeper of the Privy Purse Sir Michael Peat has chopped allowances for fuel and food from pounds 256 to just pounds 160.
Sir Michael Peat, the keeper of the privy purse, is said to have advised her on the getmapping.com investment.
By November 1531 he was named as `servant to oure dearest dowghter the pryncesse [Mary]', and many payments to him are recorded in her surviving Privy Purse accounts between December 1536 and December 1544.(18) None of these specifically names him as her teacher on the virginals--and indeed `Mr Paston' was paid for that duty up to April 1537;(19) it is more likely that Burton served as a Gentleman of her Privy Chamber who may also have held responsibility for music-making in her household and would have played on demand.